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The Largest Ron Paul Channel On Youtube.. Removed?!

http://www.youtube.com/user/RonPaul2008dotcom Has always been my source for watching video's from current to years back. Having thousands of videos, millions of views, and hundred's of thousands of subscribers.. Youtube has decided to shut the account down....... To all those who added videos, to it.. Thank you... But, Youtube, must be trying to censor ron paul even more...... IM SO PISSED THOUSANDS OF VIDEOS GONE!!!!

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Still gone!

Looks like it's gone forever.

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Well it seems like it has really gone down for good. Does anyone know who ran this account? I've heard that it was made by the campaign and I've also read that it was simply created by a fan. I'm just hoping that all these videos were created by someone before they made it to youtube. Which means (hopefully) that the channel can be re-created again. But there seems to be little information about who actually was in charge of this channel.

Two shorten the road.

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Does anyone

Does anyone know anything further about whether or not this channel will be coming back up? I know it still isn't back up on youtube.

Two shorten the road.

If it does come back up it will be a matter of 14 business days

Or about three weeks, if someone is fighting the copyright claims.

If it went down on April 30th, then it probably wont be back up until May 18th - the big question is if anyone is fighting.

This is a massive copyright bomb:

CNBC is mass removing all RP videos that show one of their clips at any time during it.

I'm betting other networks are doing the exact same thing.

This is a massive violation of fair-use clause. This is a campaign to erase RP from the internet mindset, and it's very important to note.

It's a pain but these claims need to be fought

Everyone needs to watch their youtube email accounts and quickly file counter notifications to each copyright claim so that their accounts don't get three in a row together resulting in their account being terminated.

Everyone should make sure they don't have any revenue sharing or ads enabled on their videos first - in order to be non-profit.

Just One Question Daily Paul

Why are you still using Google? They are responsible for removing the 2008 Ron Paul videos. Google owns You Tube!

Please switch over to Start Page...

I don't like Google watching and recording everything I say on this site.

"The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson


Censorship they just stole our battleship in the infowar.

We need to find out how many people this happened to

One of MOX Newz accounts was killed too. Get everyone together and put a legal brief on violation of their terms and agreements, and violation of Fair Use federal laws.

they deleted mine too. :(

they deleted mine too. :(

What was yours?

Looks like someone is elevating the 'copyright' censorship campaign to wholesale deletion.

Terrible, terrible news

It's past time to take the tyrants down.

keep this going

this should have 200 ups and we should be blasting youtube right now over this.

VIDEO: YouTube Sends Hundreds of Ron Paul Videos to Memory Hole

VIDEO: YouTube Sends Hundreds of Ron Paul Videos to Memory Hole...
Kurt Nimmo - Google property YouTube has closed down a popular Ron Paul channel after “multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement,” most notably establishment media tool CNBC. Most of the videos scrubbed from YouTube were not CNBC property. The effort to reduce Ron Paul’s presence on YouTube follows the deliberate under-coverage of the Paul campaign by the establishment media during the 2012 primaries.

"The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson

YouTube Video: YouTube deletes Ron Paul's 2008 channel

Published on Apr 30, 2012 by RonPaulFlix

"The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson

Good summary

I hope someone in the campaign is on that.

HI Dailypaul why aren't you voting and comment on this

This is a huge blow to all the online videos of Ron.

Wrote about it for Examiner

http://exm.nr/IEWu5Q - if you care to share, I guess we shouldn't be surprised, but ugh




Why doesn't this have hundreds of votes?

Maybe we should all post on VIMEO as well as Youtube

whenever we post videos... re-post old ones there as well. We could re-build our video database on Vimeo, so that the archive will, hopefully, continue to exist, and people might eventually get the message to go to Vimeo first instead of Youtube... Unless there is a better alternative public video site? Thinking out loud here.... Your thoughts?

post on VIMEO

Many friends have moved there but they get almost NO exposure
they just cant keep doing utube as they get removed too often

some only post on websites they sub to and are part of the forums there but they get frustrated as they are preaching to the chior as I often feel we are doing here

see repeated posts as people dont search the scroll to see if their hot item is already up so no one get as much attention as they had hoped to get and the daily title page has far too many items

what is needed is a venu similar to what utube was when we had creative control over our channels

but thats a million dollar start up and the entrenched media wont allow it

If a good guy would foot the bill and ask in many of the long time utubers to contribute their ideas like nuffrespect and gridkeeper we could have an open discussion of what the PUBLIC wants and can handle in a platform that gives us all an equal chance and ask a small donation monthly toward costs for every channel we have

it CAN be done but we need a big pockets start up patron

how great that would be where we could post excluding only foul language and personal atttacks or be removed

do we know anymore what it looks like?

Iv always loved

liveleak.com, they are very political.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?


BOYCOTT these corporate scumbags:

New York Times
Washington Post

and several more . . .

Please lets list FREEDOM alternatives?

i.e. Startpage search engine instead of google search engine, etc

lets develop alternatives to facebook, google, etc this is the only way is to think outside of their world of tyranny and system.

the people have to now get innovative and develop a NEW facebook, a NEW search engine, a NEW web, etc cause it doesnt have to be the same old assholes or does it?


Let them all know that they can not get away with this. We need to expose what You Tube has done in the media!

"The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson


I like using my Facebook and Twitter! LOL

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

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