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YouTube's puzzling definition of Inappropriate!

Mister Nizz

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Wheeew. At least there weren't bared breasts in sight. That would have been EVIL

If you follow these things like I do, you've seen this video. It got passed around the Internet like car keys at a swinger party some time back. The video depicted a "surgical removal" (e.g., killing) of insurgents in a big truck, meeting a smaller truck at night. They may or may not have had weapons- it's hard to tell.

At mazimum zoom, it's kind of grainy.

Anyhow I got this notice today:

Your video "Taking out some insurgents" has been rejected due to its inappropriate nature. Please refer to our terms of use for more information on what video material is not permitted on YouTube.

— The YouTube Team

Copyright © 2006 YouTube, Inc.


. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not:
(i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant YouTube all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage YouTube or any third party;
(iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate;
(iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business:
(v) impersonate another person.

Perhaps there's a point to be made with the third clause, but I don't see it. The pilots in the video weren't hateful. They didn't shout with glee over the prospect of killing Iraqis. They just did a job. I can't see my description as being that much of a "hatemonger" either . Oh well, live and learn. It's their football and they took it home. I can acccept that. But I don't get why me and not so many oheer.

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