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Has JREF been banned from YouTube?

March 30, 2009

This is hitting the Internets right now: It appears that the James Randi Foundation account on YouTube has been suspended

Lately making unfounded “copyright” or “offense” claims is a favorite tactic of the forces of dimwittery, and they may have used YouTube’s hair-trigger complaint system to their advantage.  I dashed off a quick inquiry to YouTube, and will update this post as I find out more.  If you have more information, please note in the comments.  Thanks.

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  1. April 5, 2009 at 03:44 | #1

    I’ve decided to use YouTube as a service of last resort because of their censorship.

  2. April 5, 2009 at 07:27 | #2

    Update: JREF’s account was indeed suspended, and has been reinstated after interaction with either Phil Plait or James Randi.  Great for accounts with big-name representation but what about everyone else?  And it doesn’t bode well for the new YouTube University.  Clearly YouTube isn’t ready for the wide-open marketplace of ideas.

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