And so it begins: YouTube nukes 30,000 videos

While I know this isn't directly related to Home Theater's, I just had to post this, probably moreso to spark forum discussion, but it seems Google has already made it's impact with YouTube:

In the first major mass removal of content in its history, YouTube has
removed nearly 30,000 videos after being contacted by a number of
Japanese rights-holders, according to the Japan Society for Rights of
Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC).
The group says that its members found 29,549 videos on YouTube that
contain unauthorized materials taken from Japanese sources, including
movies, music videos, and television.  Japanese broadcast giant NHK was
among those seeking the removal of materials.

Gotta love how they waited until YouTube was worth some $$$ before saying ANYTHING. *sigh* 

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