Google Video requires passwords and usernames in order to embed videos

Has it always been like this?

Just went to Google Video, and in order to post videos to MySpace, Blogger, Live Journal, or TypePad, get this:

you are required to relinquish your user names and passwords for those services.

Uh, I don’t think so. Why does Google need offsite usernames and passwords in order to give me the embed code for a freaking video? Wild theories are running through my head right now, but mostly I’m coming up with data collection. Seems pretty invasive though.

You can get around this by just clicking on Embed HTML (duh), but in order to post it, they want usernames and passwords.

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