Semi OT - MGoVideo deleted

Submitted by Lionsfan on April 29th, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I know there's a lot of people on here who watched Thorin's videos, just relaying the bad news.

YouTube terminated the mgovideo and mgodisney YouTube accounts today. I'll keep uploading but that's more than 1500 videos lost.

— mgovideo (@mgovideo) April 30, 2013

Comments

E. Gordon Gee

April 29th, 2013 at 9:25 PM ^

That sucks. Thorin posted several great videos and went out his way to post several OSU full games from this past fall. Heck, I even subscribed to his content. I hope he had back ups of his content and didn't lose anything permanently. Not sure if he'll read this thread but thanks for being fair and objective in the content you posted. 

DISCUSS Man

April 29th, 2013 at 9:26 PM ^

WolverineHistorian, MGoVideo and WolverineDevotee have all lost their content

It was curtains for free YouTube the minute Google bought it and has been in the dumpster since. Now it is a glorified Netflix with ads on every video, copyright nazis going after people making no money off of videos and douches like movieclips making people pay to watch movies.

jblaze

April 29th, 2013 at 11:00 PM ^

Google owns YouTube, so it has everything to do with the parent company.

If YouTube were still a start-up, they would actually care about pissing off users, but since they are owned and backed by Google, their users are like 99% of the Internet, so who cares if they piss off anyone.

BTW, I'll refrain from anything political here.

UofM-StL

April 29th, 2013 at 11:21 PM ^

If YouTube was still a startup they would have no resources to fight copyright claims, and would have to pull videos even more often than they do now. As it is, Google has used its clout to get some copyright holders to allow videos to stay up in exchange for a percentage of ad revenues. This DOES NOT happen if YouTube is still a small company.

Also remember that before Google bought YouTube there was very little copyrighted content on it. Back in those days it was still serving its original purpose, which was essentially a dump for home videos and the like.

WolverineHistorian

April 29th, 2013 at 9:26 PM ^

I was going to ask if I should be nervous for my own sake but 60% of my account is currently blocked anyway so it's not like it would be as big a loss if it happened 2 months ago. 

MichGoBlue858

April 29th, 2013 at 9:32 PM ^

This is really sad. The worst part about this is a lot of the videos he uploaded were only uploaded by him, so now so many great videos are lost. This is fucking horrible. 

LSAClassOf2000

April 29th, 2013 at 9:34 PM ^

...and what a valuable resource we've lost because of that. Terrible news. Hopefully, MGoVideo is able to exist again somewhere. Immediate reaction, of course....

"YOUTUBE!!!"

gmoney41

April 29th, 2013 at 9:36 PM ^

This royally blows. I loved watching games that I could never see live. Thorn, you are the man, maybe you can upload vids to dailymotion or something, I watch all of my premier league highlights on dailymotion. YouTube sucks balls, and like someone else said, the douchbag who reported you needs to die a terrible death, there was no reason to take those vids off the web and into the memory hole.

Bando Calrissian

April 29th, 2013 at 9:37 PM ^

This can't be that surprising... Copyrighted content is copyrighted content. Sure, it was great to have all that stuff up, and I certainly watched more than my fair share of videos on these accounts.

But really. We all knew this would probably happen at some point.