Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mr Pregnant

I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with Mr. Pregnant's videos but to let you know he is an internet celebrity on youtube. Mr. Pregnant gets millions of viewers for every video he posts on youtube, and he has been posting for 2 years. Trouble started for him though when he posted a video of himself appearing on VH1 which he even asked permission for to post online. Viacom however said he was in copyright violation so YouTube suspended his account and his 200 other videos were unavailble. After 2 years and gaining millions of fans he was a bit furious about this and asked for his fans to write letters complaining to Viacom and YouTube. Eventually he got his account on YouTube back up as long as the video violating the copyright was deleted.
I think this is B.S. because there are a million other videos on youtube that violate copyrights and Mr. Pregnant specifically got permission from VH1 to upload his video. They could have simply deleted the violation and sent him a notice but instead they shut down the whole account?
you can read a little about it here.

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