posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 02:15 PM
I have seen this happen a number of times on YouTube. I have seen channels shut down. I have seen videos which somehow develop "technical
difficulties" (although this is rare.) But all these incidences have one thing in common: they are all either anti-NWO or anti-government. None of
the channels that post videos on science, cute animals or blooper reels have this kind of problem. Nor do, of course, the pro-establishment videos
(although they are rare. lol.)
DMCAs is another issue, although not YouTube's fault. Some members will file false DMCAs against channels whom they take opposition with (in other
words, they claim that they have used copyrighted material without express permission and then YouTube automatically removes that video.) First of
all, all material on YouTube is in the public domain and when you join the site you agree this stipulation (therefore if someone wants to put a clip
from one of your vids in theirs, they can.) Secondly, filing a false DMCA is illegal and makes one open to a lawsuit.
In short, YouTube faces censorship which can be extremely aggravating and unfair for some members. There are several alternatives to the site though,
one of the newest being DramaTube (where you can say anything you'd like, just so long as it is not hate speech and you are of 18 years or older.)
I still like YouTube though and help fight how I can to protect freedom of speech there. But those who run it themselves are helping to take the
"You" out of "YouTube"...which I guess would make it E-Tube, which...I can't imagine anyone really wanting...