YouTube Removes Pro-Palestinian/Anti-Motorola Video

Via River Front Times (YES, on YouTube while this post lasts…)

Two weeks ago, we told you about the local activists who busted out an anti-Motorola song-and-dance routine at the Best Buy and AT&T stores in suburban Brentwood — and we posted a video of the performance. That video quickly drew more than 35,000 hits:

Last week, however, YouTube unceremoniously removed the video in question, saying it was subject to a copyright challenge by WMG (apparently, the Warner Music Group).

The group of activists who assembled the Brentwood flash mobs, the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee, is now questioning the video’s removal.

As organizer Colleen Kelly points out, there are close to 1,000 YouTube videos showing flash mob-type performances or other recreations of Lady Gaga songs. Those haven’t been taken down — courts have long recognized that parodies are not copyright violations.

Read More in the River Front Times

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32 Responses to YouTube Removes Pro-Palestinian/Anti-Motorola Video

  1. Observing Ego December 29, 2010 at 3:06 am #

    So… What happens when they find out that cell phones are an Israeli invention… (boycott them all?)

    • Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 6:09 am #

      Yes that is exactly what they are saying observing ego. It has nothing to do with apartheid at all.
      Continue wanking off.

      • Yazi January 1, 2011 at 10:19 am #

        It has absolutely nothing to do with apartheid. The black population of SA wasn’t bombing white establishments, carrying out an “intifada” or murdering whites in large numbers just for being white.

        The whites were oppressing the blacks for no reason.

        There are at least twelve majority arab countries, stretching from West Africa to southern Asia, most many times Israel’s size.

        The Jews control Israel, and the arabs can’t stand it.

        Too goddamn bad.

  2. Observing Ego December 29, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    So… What happens when they find out that cell phones are an Israeli invention… (boycott them all?)

  3. VoxMagi December 29, 2010 at 3:23 am #

    I have to approve of peaceful expressions on political issues…especially creative ones. Still…titling this with a headline about its removal…before the removal has happened…pretty much defines asshattery and diminishes the respect the participants deserve.

    • Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 6:10 am #

      So you’re saying this was not in fact taken down? Please provide me with sources to prove this statement as true.

      • VoxMagi December 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

        What does it say in the little corner of the video? Work with me here…does it start with a Y…and end with outube…

        Is it on Youtube or not…the question is kind of answered already. My evidence is directly upwards from this conversation. Can you provide me with sources to prove that you are not a bot…because absence of situational awareness is not helping you.

        • Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

          Sorry missed the critical detail.
          In light of this revelation I agree with your sentiment 100%.
          My bad, late nights and eroding vision due to staring at monitors compromised my decision making.

  4. VoxMagi December 29, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    I have to approve of peaceful expressions on political issues…especially creative ones. Still…titling this with a headline about its removal…before the removal has happened…pretty much defines asshattery and diminishes the respect the participants deserve.

  5. drunkrthanusual December 29, 2010 at 3:52 am #

    so, just stick to ‘droids? I would cream if this were really a marketing campaign.

  6. drunkrthanusual December 29, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    so, just stick to ‘droids? I would cream if this were really a marketing campaign.

  7. Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    Damn Google You Scary!
    Just censor anything that offends Israel! They are perfect after all. It’s those pesky terror er palestinians right?
    Everything is ok folks, go back to your cubicles and await further instructions.

    • Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

      Google has in fact censored videos in the past.
      http://www.infowars.com/articles/sept11/google_censors_another_911_doc.htm
      One example.

    • Yazi January 1, 2011 at 10:08 am #

      Exactly. Israel entered into the “peace process”: continued attacks by arabs.

      Israel left Gaza: rockets shot into Israel from Gaza.

      The “palestinians” are their own worst enemy. Israel isn’t going to just lie down and take murderous attacks on our land and people.

      Fuck with us, and we’ll fuck you.

  8. Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Damn Google You Scary!
    Just censor anything that offends Israel! They are perfect after all. It’s those pesky terror er palestinians right?
    Everything is ok folks, go back to your cubicles and await further instructions.

  9. Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Damn Google You Scary!
    Just censor anything that offends Israel! They are perfect after all. It’s those pesky terror er palestinians right?
    Everything is ok folks, go back to your cubicles and await further instructions.

  10. Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Yes that is exactly what they are saying observing ego. It has nothing to do with apartheid at all.
    Continue wanking off.

  11. Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Yes that is exactly what they are saying observing ego. It has nothing to do with apartheid at all.
    Continue wanking off.

  12. Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    So you’re saying this was not in fact taken down? Please provide me with sources to prove this statement as true.

  13. Sheriffjt December 29, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    There is no way to spin history to claim Israelis invented the cell phone.Under no set of circumstances is this true….

  14. Sheriffjt December 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    There is no way to spin history to claim Israelis invented the cell phone.Under no set of circumstances is this true….

  15. Jenny DevilDoll December 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    We just watched this video on YouTube. Was it only temporarily pulled down?

  16. Jenny DevilDoll December 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    We just watched this video on YouTube. Was it only temporarily pulled down?

  17. VoxMagi December 29, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    What does it say in the little corner of the video? Work with me here…does it start with a Y…and end with outube…

    Is it on Youtube or not…the question is kind of answered already. My evidence is directly upwards from this conversation. Can you provide me with sources to prove that you are not a bot…because absence of situational awareness is not helping you.

  18. Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    Sorry missed the critical detail.
    In light of this revelation I agree with your sentiment 100%.
    My bad, late nights and eroding vision due to staring at monitors compromised my decision making.

  19. Nano_Thermite_911 December 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Google has in fact censored videos in the past.
    http://www.infowars.com/articles/sept11/google_censors_another_911_doc.htm
    One example.

  20. GoodDoktorBad December 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    For a “Christian nation” we sure seem to love Israel, especially since there are so many Christians in Palestine.

    Its all so confusing. I really hate religious posturing. Its just one long endless irony after another.

  21. Anonymous December 30, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    For a “Christian nation” we sure seem to love Israel, especially since there are so many Christians in Palestine.

    Its all so confusing. I really hate religious posturing. Its just one long endless irony after another.

  22. Yazi January 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Exactly. Israel entered into the “peace process”: continued attacks by arabs.

    Israel left Gaza: rockets shot into Israel from Gaza.

    The “palestinians” are their own worst enemy. Israel isn’t going to just lie down and take murderous attacks on our land and people.

    Fuck with us, and we’ll fuck you.

  23. Yazi January 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    It has absolutely nothing to do with apartheid. The black population of SA wasn’t bombing white establishments, carrying out an “intifada” or murdering whites in large numbers just for being white.

    The whites were oppressing the blacks for no reason.

    There are at least twelve majority arab countries, stretching from West Africa to southern Asia, most many times Israel’s size.

    The Jews control Israel, and the arabs can’t stand it.

    Too goddamn bad.

  24. nanners2000 January 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    This video was taken down. And then it was put back up by the same group under a different name. The original video had over 35,000 views in less than a week before it was taken down. (This was the original link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGAdfvGQ-xg).

  25. nanners2000 January 1, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    This video was taken down. And then it was put back up by the same group under a different name. The original video had over 35,000 views in less than a week before it was taken down. (This was the original link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGAdfvGQ-xg).

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