Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

I just received this email:


Dear Member:

This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited claiming that this material is infringing:

Olympicman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFyop8OnUYE

Please Note: Repeat incidents of copyright infringement will result in the deletion of your account and all videos uploaded to that account. In order to avoid future strikes against your account, please delete any videos to which you do not own the rights, and refrain from uploading additional videos that infringe on the copyrights of others. For more information about YouTube’s copyright policy, please read the Copyright Tips guide.

If you elect to send us a counter notice, please go to our Help Center to access the instructions.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

Sincerely,

YouTube, Inc.

And so, Lord Coe, where’s your fair play and sense of humour? Don’t you think that we all own a piece of the Olympics? Sure we do! You’ve got all our money!

Update: I clicked on the link and the video is still there, and it had over 600 views, that’s great.

Update #2: They finally took it off.

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4 Responses to “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

  1. Wulf Says:

    And these people expect us to have any enthusiasm for the Olympics? As far as I can see, the only good thing about “winning” a round of the Olympic game was that at least it prevents the people of another nation having to suffer it.

    What was the video that got, erm, inquisited?

  2. Max Says:

    Hi Wulf, nothing’s lost, it was just a movie version of the Olympic Widget. The Spanish Inquisition has been beaten.

  3. Big Chip Dale Says:

    Clearly Seb’s lot have about as much sense of humour as they have sense of design.

  4. Vince Musacchia Says:

    Tell ’em to bugger off, mate!

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