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Is youtube thuggery towards Ron Paul going on?

Like my once in a month exercise, I was going through my youtube history. I wanted to refer back to some videos I had watched before. (Ones not worth putting in my favorites/watch later/playlists. But still mildly worth checking out after 3-4 months.)

Since October 2011, my youtube history has been about 99% of videos something to do with Ron Paul or election cycle. To my horror, I noticed that a very significant number of videos had become unplayable! I estimate roughly 5% of them. Upon further investigation, I found out that youtube claimed these videos were gone because accounts related to them were shut down for "terms of service" violations. Various parties such as CNBC, Disney, Philip Morris, Viacom ... had submitted complaints of material belonging to them in videos doing "copyright infringement". Examples of youtube user accounts shut down were:

donn jx2


About a month ago, I remember reading someone complain: When they typed "Ron Paul" search term in youtube, the number of videos returned were much lesser than what they used to be months before. Unfortunately, I don't remember saving exact location where this statement was made.

I don't want to put on my tinfoil hat. But this has to make me wonder. Is google/youtube involved in some sort of thuggery towards Ron Paul? Or is such account shutdown a general youtube phenomenon across the board?

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Maybe now youtube can cut

Maybe now youtube can cut their hard drive budget in half?




He's hopeful he can get it back

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison


google is run under the pentagon/c i a/n s a



Dump gmail, and use alternate search engines.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Cant wait

for the Another video hosting site to come out with a better Flash player.. Internet Capitalism is FREE!!!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

My Ron Paul song has been "frozen" for over a week.

Will not play anymore. Can someone try this link and tell me if it works for you?

Still there and beautiful song

I downloaded it so I will always have it. Some of the pics I have never seen before like RP as a teenager....great stuff!

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." Groucho Marx

Yes, its there I voted it up and left reply...

"Are comments registering here?"

will revisit later to see if the post stays there.
Link opened just fine for me.


Thank you so much!

It may be a bug that only effects Mac users?.... Thanks again.

It works on my pc

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Google is readily helping

Google is readily helping with "pre-CISPA" fascism. They're sponsoring CISPA as well.

And these were the guys who were using Hillary Clinton to put pressure on Chinese government regarding Google access. And hypocrite Sergey Brin whining about fascist discrimination his family faced back in Soviet Union, which supposedly had "profound" effect on his life/mind & forced his family to move to America.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!

Google is not sponsoring CISPA as far as we know


They were also an important player in protesting SOPA. The DailyPaul uses Google as it's search engine. Google is almost always transparent when they are being evil. There are much worse targets to choose. I will continue to use Google, YouTube and my Android phone.

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

are we sick of this sh*t yet?

BOYCOTT these scumbags.

Boycott these P.O.S. corporate scum:

New York Times
Washington Post

and several more . . .

Add BBC News to your list.

Add BBC News to your list. They're big scumbags and have large influence on happenings in America (while remaining in shadows) than most people realize.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!

1. owner follows process of counternotification & restoration

2. lawyer up

What the video channel owner needs to do and is probably currently doing (does anyone know him or her personally? or hope he or she is reading this news content and is seeing all the people supporting the channel and ready to do even more) is:

1) follow YouTube's internal process for counterclaim and restoration, and, at the same time,

2) lawyer up. lawyers likely started this, and lawyers may have to finish it. It depends on if the complaining parties intend to file an actual court motion in support of their claims that the material in question infringes on a copyright.

I assume the channel owner received 'strike' warnings before channel removal as per YouTube's policy. (see below.) But maybe not.

Additionally, I would think YouTube or the complainant would have to inventory and specify each individual video they claim falls under copyright-infringement, somewhere during the process.

In this web 2.0+ day and age, "deleted" rarely means "deleted" if you know what I mean. I don't know YouTube's internal processes re: the content they host but wise media companies keep everything somewhere on their servers intact (think Facebook).

there are legions of us here who I'm betting are like me and *very* curious to find the identity of the complaining party, as well as their team of lawyers. :-o And happy to donate to any legal proceedings on behalf of RonPaul2008 and/or RonPaul2008dotcom.

meanwhile, yes, tweet and holler and meme the hell out of them (YouTube); Raise the question of WHEN they are going to help RESTORE THE CHANNEL.

from http://www.youtube.com/t/copyright_strike

Why do I have a strike on my account?

If your video was removed because YouTube received a copyright complaint from a third party you will receive the following message the next time you log into your account:
Screen shot of a copyright strike message on user account

You receive copyright strikes when a third party notifies us that a video of yours infringes their copyright and we remove that video. When you get a strike, you receive an email notification and the strike becomes visible in your Account Settings under the Manage Account page. For users who have successfully completed Copyright School, a copyright strike may expire in 6 months as long as no additional copyright notifications are received during that time. Specifics on the removal may also be found in the Copyright Notices section of your YouTube account.

An example of a strike shown on the Manage Account page is shown below:
[Screen shot of a copyright strike message on Manage Account page]

Additionally, you will see the following notification in the "My Videos" page within your account:
[Screen shot of a copyright strike message on My Videos page]

YouTube takes copyright infringement very seriously. If you receive three copyright strikes, your account and all videos uploaded to that account will be removed. In order to prevent this from happening, you should refrain from uploading videos that infringe the copyright of others.

If you do not have a strike on your account, but your video was removed, it may have been blocked by YouTube's Content ID system.

Automated identifications made through our Content ID system are separate from the copyright infringement notification process. This means that any content you do not have permission to use—whether or not identified by Content ID—may be subject to strikes in the future, should a content owner choose to notify YouTube of infringement.

Learn more about Content ID
Review your Content ID matches

... from http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer...

AFTER we receive your counter-notification, we will forward it to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement. Please note that when we forward the counter-notification, it includes your personal information. By submitting a counter-notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way. We will not forward the counter-notification to any party other than the original claimant.

****After we send out the counter-notification, the claimant must then notify us within 10 business days that he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on YouTube. If we receive such notification we will be unable to restore the material. If we do not receive such notification, we may reinstate the material.****


also see this discussion and others on googleproductforums: http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!topic/youtube/znE7V2CE-Ns

It's a private company, they

It's a private company, they can do what they want.


donn jx2 to that list


Its these powerful media congloremerates! If they will not cover Ron Paul, they do not want anyone to view anything about him, whether negative or positive, because people comment knowledge on these sites. It would be interesting to see if these same media moguls,CNBC, Disney, Philip Morris, Viacom, are also sending notices to youtube about other clips that are produces on their networks. That way we could cross-reference and see if there is collective bias. People we need to comment as much as possible for Ron Paul and post videos for Ron Paul. I will never watch NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN or ABS, and I am better for it! I am more informed, knowledgeable and independent.

Let's Fight the Good Fight

I read a very interesting article the other day

which named Jack Valenti as having very close ties with LBJ, and this "hypothetical" LBJ scheme to knock-off JFK.

It's quite conceivable that Valenti is CIA.

Let us not forget

that YouTube announced about 2 years ago, that they were "partnering" with the ADL for "content monitoring" and that the ADL would be deciding what will be allowed to be on YouTube, and what won't.

Can anybody connect the dots, yet?

connect the dots

since "abie the foxi man " stuck his nnnossssse in there
the JIDF has gone wild

they dont even have cause to remove
they CLAIM its some copyright violation
but refuse to tell the channel owner what
'violation' was reported!

Remember what happened to Anthony Lawson !

when they converted my channel to the new format
( over my protests) it went from 798 FRIENDS
to 200 "contacts''

now when I fave a vid and later look at the channel half of what I faved the day before is "removed by you tube"

The masses must accept what is going on or we will have that one way door into ORWELL LAND slammed shut behind us very soon.

and the fence closes in.


So sad about youtube

They are hacking themselves to death, and will be replaced soon.
I used to be able to find which Ron Paul videos had the most views. No more. Only fakes (videos which have added "ron paul" in the tags instead of the title).
And of course they have taken down hundreds of videos that used news clips.







Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!