YouTube – Account Closed!

Today, without and explanation or warning, one of my YouTube accounts was closed. “Your account has now been permanently disabled.” is what we get when we try to log in. It was our Daily Vlog account, which is a 5-minute-per-day vlog from the office. It features us talking for 5 minutes. Couldn’t possibly be anything there they want to shut down, we don’t even deal with sensitive issues of any sort. And there certainly can’t be any intellectual property issues, unless someone patented “having a conversation on a sofa.”

You can see for yourself what the daily vlog is about by checking it out at http://thedailyvlog.com. You can see there is no reason why YouTube would want it removed.

I sent an email through their contact form, but I doubt they will respond. I’m glad I’m not relying on them for our main distribution. We’re doing that now through blip.tv, which I highly recommend.

Posted on February 12, 2007 at 4:26 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
In: General

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  1. Written by paul
    on 4/15/2007 at 9:59 am
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    Youtube really sucks — also more since the mighty Google took over. Plenty more eyes monitoring the site, — sad!


    **** youtube & google.


    paul


  2. Written by Jay
    on 6/22/2007 at 6:23 am
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    A lot of accounts have been suspended or deleted lately. Youtube doesn’t provide any clarifications as to why someone’s account gets suspended or deleted and as such management can arbitrarily interpret Youtube term of service and eliminate accounts. Unfortuneately, most people will shrug and move on as yet another space where people could once exchange videos, ideas and messages is eaten up by corporate takeover.

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