mostly because of all the zillions of dead links.
a blogger or other publisher finds some great clip, features it and/or writes about it, and sooner or later it's yanked for copyright violation or some such.
and fricken' youtube doesn't even have the decency to leave any of the non-copyright infringement stuff behind.
like the youtube comments, for instance.
or the title.
or the description.
or the keywords.
or who uploaded it.
makes me hate the internet. *
especially since eliminating all trace of the video (even the non-copyright infringement stuff) doesn't even benefit the copyright holder.
i mean, i can see how things could possibly get out of hand financially for the copyright holder if people were free to upload absolutely everything they wanted, but at the same time, i think most of the copyright owners are majorly overreacting.
especially since the youtube webcast quality is pretty low anyway.
i'd love to see somebody do a comprehensive spreadsheet on actual losses versus the possible gains for the copyright holder. i suspect that the pettiness would soon become graphically apparent. especially in regards to older stuff.
in my view, there ought to be a far less strict legally enforceable copyright policy on video clips that are older than two or three years.
i've seen youtube clips of _commercials_ yanked, FFS.
how silly is that?
but assholes will be assholes.
* for tampering with recorded history, for one thing.