It appears that YouTube is getting worse, and worse. Apparently they have started bulk deleting clips of Comedy Central shows such as The Daily Show, Colbert Report and South Park. Heh… Maybe they got scared when Colbert said they owe him $700 mill.
This just plain sucks. And it is a huge disservice to Steward and Colbert who’se popularity stems largely to huge internet following they have. YouTube drives in more for these two shows than any other source and both comedians admitted it. At many occasions they claimed that they did not mind short video clips from their shows being posted online.
But then again John and Steven most likely do not own copyrights to their own stuff – their studio does, and it probably decided to send DMCA lawyergrams as a part of some sort of collective “let’s screw google” initiative.
I wonder how long will it take for the YouTube community to rebuild these collections…
[tags]youtube, google, comedy central, colbert, stewart, videos, copyright, dmca, takedown[/tags]