The original is now unavailable...
Oh well I guess one of the zillions fof mirrors will have to do, lol.
DIGG another one... http://digg.com/people/A_Conversation_W ... t_22082009
Channel owner Axiom142 reports in...
My YouTube account has been frozen and I cannot login to it. This means that I cannot add any new videos, edit existing ones or even retrieve messages sent to me.http://forums.whyweprotest.net/291-scie ... post986362
I think this is pretty shoddy behaviour from YouTube. They sent me notification that a complaint had been received but were not specific about what the problem was. I sent an Email in reply which is shown here:
Dear YouTube support,
Thank you for your Email and giving me a chance to respond.
I have had a look at your Community Guidelines, quote:
YouTube Community Guidelines
Respect the YouTube Community
We're not asking for the kind of respect reserved for nuns, the elderly and brain surgeons. We mean don't abuse the site. Every cool new community feature on YouTube involves a certain level of trust. We trust you to be responsible, and millions of users respect that trust, so please be one of them.
Don't Cross the Line
Here are some common-sense rules that will help you steer clear of trouble:
■YouTube is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your video, even if it's a video of yourself, don't post it on YouTube. In addition, please be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation. Please read our Safety Tips and stay safe on YouTube.
■Don't post videos showing things like animal abuse, drug abuse or bomb making.
■Graphic or gratuitous violence is not allowed. If your video shows someone getting hurt, attacked or humiliated, don't post it.
■YouTube is not a shock site. Don't post disgusting videos of accidents, dead bodies and similar things.
■Respect copyright. Only upload videos that you made or that you are authorised to use. This means don't upload videos that you didn't make or use content in your videos to which someone else owns the copyright, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programmes or videos made by other users, without necessary authorisation. Read our Copyright Tips for more information.
■We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But we do not permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status and sexual orientation/gender identity).
■There is zero tolerance for predatory behaviour, stalking, threats, harassment, invading privacy or the revealing of other members' personal information. Anyone caught doing these things may be banned permanently from YouTube.
■Everyone hates spam. Do not create misleading descriptions, tags, titles or thumbnails in order to increase views. It's not OK to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.
YouTube is for the Community
Remember that this is your community! Each and every user of YouTube makes the site what it is, so don't be afraid to dig in and get involved!
■Have fun with the site. There's a lot here to see and lots of people making amazing stuff—one of them might be you! Equipment's getting cheaper and easier to use all the time, so dive in and enjoy.
■Let people know what you think. Feedback's part of the experience and, when done with respect, can be a great way to make friends, share stories and make your time on YouTube richer. So leave comments, rate videos, make your own responses to videos that affect you, enter contests of interest—there's a lot going on and a lot of ways to participate here.
That's it! Thanks for reading!
— The YouTube Team
After reviewing these guidelines and the videos referred to and the associated info, I cannot see that I have posted anything that violates your guidelines.
Please be more specific as to what I have done wrong.
The video that I took was filmed in a public place. Therefore, it was entirely lawful for me to do so. I tried to maintain a reasonable distance between me and the subject, but as you can see from the video, he kept approaching me and in fact, puts his face very close to mine several times. Given this, I cannot see how he could complain that I have violated his privacy.
You say that you have received a privacy complaint from an individual. Who was this individual and what steps have you taken to ensure that this complaint actually came from that individual and not from some person with malicious intent?
My video featured verbal abuse directed at me by a member of staff of the Church of Scientology. I believe that I have a right to post this video and show how they behave towards those who dare to criticise them. Any foul and abusive language comes solely from this person and not from me.
If you can answer my questions, I will be happy to review the content of my videos again.
Then, without responding or giving me any further chance to change anything, they freeze my account.
This is totally unreasonable behaviour and just serves the needs of organisations that wish to suppress free speech such as the ‘church’ of Scientology.
In their guidelines, YouTube say: “We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view.”
Rather hypocritical, don’t you think?
Update to above...
Update - YouTube Account Restored.
Suddenly, I am able to get back into my YouTube account. Which is something I guess, but the two videos featuring George are still unavailable.