NOOOO!!!! Intellectual property law strangles YouTube!
Where will I find all those Daily Show, Colbert Report, and South Park clips which my readership counts on being able to see? Bummer, man. So far, my embeds still work, but I fear that soon many of my posts will be encumbered with broken links.
Users of YouTube who had posted Comedy Central clips in the past said they received emails late Friday from the site informing them that, if they did it again, it would "result in the deletion of your account."
YouTube - a year-old web site that offers video clips of homemade films but also is the go-to site for countless snippets taken from commerical TV - has had copyright trouble in the past. But this appears to be the largest purge to date at the site.
YouTube, the Napster of 2006. Well, we'll see what we can do. Maybe I can give them an ad or something in exchange for being able to post small clips.