Anorak | YouTube mutes videos And Kills Rick Astley

YouTube mutes videos And Kills Rick Astley

by | 15th, January 2009

FIRST YouTube came for the copyrighted videos, wherein YouTubists pretend they’re Channel 4 executives and import someone else’s work and slap their logo on it.

Now YouTube is removing copyrighted audio. Rickrolling is dead. Says the cold corporate message:

This video contains an audio track that has not been authorised by all copyright holders. The audio has been disabled.

Disabled. Legs chopped off. Tongue pulled out. Brutal. Possibly discriminatory.

If you’ve spent all day overlaying Cliff Richard’s Summer Holiday on your video of a dog frotting a tennis raquet then it was for nought.

But you can, of course, play

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