IOC Takedown Fever: Canadian Hockey Crowd Video Taken Down by IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is doing their best taking down any Olympic game related footage. This week, I experienced the ruthless take down policing from the IOC first hand.
I went to Downtown Vancouver to watch the Canada vs USA hockey game with the crowd last Sunday. I used my digital camera to capture people's reaction when Canada scored. Luckily, I got a 44 second footage of the shot and the cheering crowd.
I came home and uploaded the video on YouTube, hoping to use it for my blog post. However, I got this message on Tuesday from YouTube:
"This is to notify you that we have removed access to your video, Vancouver 2010 Men's Hockey Canada vs USA Feb 21 - Canada's 2nd Goal, as a result of a notification by International Olympic Committee claiming that this material is infringing."
While my intention is to capture the crowd's reaction, I suppose the IOC does have the right to take down any Olympic game related video. But I am surprised how closely IOC monitors the web and take the effort to chase down my poorly shot 44-second video.