MIT's YouTomb Keeps Track of Videos Pulled Down by YouTube

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YouTube takes down lots of videos for copyright holders at their request; we've all tried to watch an embedded video now and then that's no longer available. But just what videos were removed, and who requested their removal? A new site by the eggheads at MIT tells you just that. Dubbed YouTomb, the site scans YouTube for the metadata that goes up when a clip is pulled. It then organizes them with a screengrab, telling you how long the clip was up before being pulled, who requested it to be removed, and what category it was in. It's an interesting little tool to see just who freaks out the most about their precious content being on YouTube. [YouTomb via News.com and Google Operating System]

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@otaking241: That's because it's not even Dattebayo posting them on youtube. Dattebayo has made it VERY clear on their website that they don't have a Youtube account and are STRONGLY against any of their subs being posted on Youtube. Dattebayo LRC or whatever is some user that is posing as DB but has not been banned (for some reason?) yet.