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YouTube Pulls the Original Rickroll Video, Spurring Inevitable Wave of Protest Rickrolls [Updated]

Really? Really Sony BMG? After over 30 million views you just now decided to make YouTube pull Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" for a terms of use violation? If you were going to try to stop rickrolling, couldn't you have at least done it a couple years ago?

Do you know what's going to happen now? People are going to be rickrolling other people as much as possible using illicit streams as a protest all day. Thanks, assholes. Thanks.

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Update: Via Ken Fisher, here's why Sony BMG pulled the original video.

Update 2: It's back, it was all a big mistake. [Neowin]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

So now we'll have to live with Beeker as our Rick Astley.