YouTube’s lawyers, locked in a frantic bid to clean up the site’s content in order to attract potential advertisers, are a busy bunch these days. Perhaps they’re too busy to notice that talent will soon be migrating to less heavily policed areas. And hello lawyers, can you say “satire?”
Full disclosure: I’ve been a guest on Oprah! three times. I think she’s great. So I’m really surprised at this development.
The lawyers have certainly identified a public enemy by banning the latest video of those loveable rabbits, Buns and Chou Chou. Oh yes sir, the Internet is a safer place tonight because YouTube and Oprah’s lawyers took down the video where Rabbit Bite’s bunnies took a satirical look at Oprah. But you can see the video on Revver.
Here’s part of the email that the infamous danger to society, Rabbit Bites producer Nicholas Quixote, got from YouTube:
This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by The EIP Group claiming that this material is infringing:
Blah, blah, blah
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San Bruno, CA 94066
Good luck dear bunnies. I hope we won’t have to bail you out of jail any time soon.