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article imageCan A 15 Years Old Fool YouTube To Remove Videos?

By techman     Apr 16, 2007 in Technology
Apparently yes. They found out that a 15 years old kid made YouTube removed hundred of videos from their data base. The question how can this be so easy to do?
I completely understand that YouTube and Google needs to be very careful with the video content that is uploaded by it's members. But, also they need to have a better way to find out if a video is braking their copyrights policies.
I said this because a teen proved to them that is easy to have videos remove from YouTube, by just pretending that he work for the copyright holder, here what the article said:
15 year old boy in Australia caused the removal of hundreds of video clips from Google Inc.'s YouTube service by pretending to be an employee of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). He sent a signed letter to YouTube falsely claiming he represented ABC, and asked the site to remove clips of a popular local comedy series that were uploaded by users of the site.
Is good that they got the kid, and he apologize to ABC and YouTube, but how many times do you think this happened before? This type of jokes can into big headaches for YouTube and the copyright holders.
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