Friday, May 23, 2008


Once on the Internet, forever on the Internet.

This is usually true, but recently you may have noticed it's becoming more common to get those "Sorry, this Video is not available anymore" whenever you try to watch a YouTube video.

Well I do have to agree that copyright holders have the right to protect their videos, who's to say that some of these removed videos were done by the wrong reasons?

That's exactly why services like this YouTomb are always a good thing:
YouTomb is an interesting project by MIT Free Culture that collects YouTube videos taken down because of copyright infringements. "More specifically, YouTomb continually monitors the most popular videos on YouTube for copyright-related takedowns. Any information available in the metadata is retained, including who issued the complaint and how long the video was up before takedown. The goal of the project is to identify how YouTube recognizes potential copyright violations as well as to aggregate mistakes made by the algorithm."
Because, after all... who is watching the watchmen?

via [GoogleSystem]

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