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IOC Starts To Delete Unauthorized Video Of Olympics On YouTube


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6 May 2012
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Well, we knew that Olympic organizers were likely to be tough on unauthorized content, especially after issuing regulations around social media prior to the Games. And evidence of that is surfacing today in the shape of deleted videos on YouTube. Search for scenes from the spectacular opening ceremony in London and while you will find excerpts from official broadcasters like the BBC, videos uploaded by ordinary users are being gradually being stamped out.


Viewing one example video Returned the phrase:
“James Bond (Daniel Craig) E…”
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by International Olympic Committee.

This video looks like it might have been ripped from the BBC’s coverage and re-posted, in which case it would fall foul of YouTube’s rules on copyright. We have reached out to YouTube to check whether video uploaded via mobile from the opening ceremony by users on the ground will be terminated as well.

A YouTube spokesperson sent a statement: “As always, when we’re notified that a particular video uploaded to our site infringes another’s copyright, we remove the material in accordance with the law.”

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