Money is such a drag. As soon as YouTube got its first Big Boy paycheck, we knew the fun was over.
Comedy Central has asked YouTube purge copyrighted material, including clips of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and South Park.
According to the NYT: “A week earlier, nearly 30,000 clips of TV shows, movies and music videos were taken down after the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers cited copyright infringement.”
And worse, playing the part of stuffed suits too well, YouTube didn’t return reporters’ calls requesting comment.
Well, kids, it was fun while it lasted.