Wednesday, 24 February 2010

YouTube pulls orginal Rickroll Video!

Today a little piece of internet history died, Gizmodo reports that the original Rickroll Video (which has achieved over 30 million views to date) has been pulled by YouTube sparking an online protest. Apparently Sony BMG have requested that the video of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" has to be pulled due to terms of violation.

Pic - YouTube Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" Pulled

It will now be interesting to see how the YouTube community reacts, as we saw last May with the 'porn day' carpet bombing of elicit videos to the site, shows just how devious users of the video site can be when they want to be.

The original article can be found here: YouTube Pulls the Original Rickroll Video, Spurring Inevitable Wave of Protest Rickrolls

Update: Mashable has since reported that upon contacting YouTube, they have been told that the revomal of video was in fact a mistake and the video should now be back as normal. This is a good thing, and so says the internet:

Mashable - YouTube: Rickroll Removal Was a Mistake
Nick Burcher - Rick Astley is back! (YouTube restores original RickRoll video)

Video - Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up"

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