Driscoll, 22 January 2010
Dude, Where's My Video?
... 'From official documentation of U.S. presidential debates to cameraphone recordings of police brutality, the videos on YouTube represent a densely interrelated system of making, curating, reading, and remaking that effectively constitutes a "crossroads" of participatory culture. Unfortunately, YouTube's centralized architecture has proven unusually vulnerable to spurious claims of copyright infringement. Of the 283,091 videos tracked by MIT Free Culture's YouTomb project, nearly one quarter have already vanished (YouTomb, 2009).' read more here