For Thom Yorke it seems like Godwin's Law didn't need much time to simmer at all; the Radiohead frontman just went straight out and compared YouTube to the Nazis.

In an interview with La Repubblica Yorke mentioned that he uses Boomkat to discover new music rather than YouTube. Not that either are particularly noted for their new music discovery, but whatever.

He then professed his love for ad-blockers:

"A friend of mine told me about this app to skip commercials on YouTube ... They put advertising before any content, making a lot of money and yet, artists are not paid or are paid smalls sums, and apparently this is fine for them."

A couple of things: firstly, "they" don't put advertising before "any" content - owners of channels put ads on some content - and secondly, using an ad-blocker actually stops anybody, including artists who own and manage their own YouTube channels, from making any money at all, so well done there. I'm flabbergasted that people are actually allowing his misguided opinion-as-fact to go on unchallenged, and probably just because it's Thom Yorke from Radiohead.

Also, please can we tell Thom Yorke that if any money goes missing between YouTube paying out and artists getting paid - think of who is in the middle. That's right: labels.

His rant then grew more rageful:

"All I know is that they make money from the work of many artists who do not derive any benefit. Service providers make money: Google, YouTube. A lot of money. 'Oh, sorry, it was yours? Now it is ours. No, no, we are joking, it is always yours,' They seize it. It's like what the Nazis did during the Second World War. In fact they all did that during the war, the British too: steal the art from other countries. What's the difference?"

Back in the real world, thanks to Content ID, YouTube has paid out $1 billion to rightsholders since 2007.