May 27, 2008

YouTomb – Let you know Who, Why and When You Tube videos are deleted

You may come across a warning message when you just wanted to see a You Tube video, that the video was removed due to some kind of TOS violation. YouTomb – a research project by MIT Free Culture let you know who, why and when You Tube videos are deleted.YouTomb continually monitors the most popular videos on YouTube for copyright-related takedowns. Any information available in the metadata is retained, including who issued the complaint and how long the video was up before takedown. The goal of the project is to identify how YouTube recognizes potential copyright violations as well as to aggregate mistakes made by the algorithm - more details

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