YouTomb is a research project by MIT Free Culture, a student organization at MIT, that tracks videos taken down from YouTube for alleged copyright violation.
YouTomb continually monitors the most popular videos on YouTube for copyright-related takedowns. Any information available in the metadata is retained, including who issued the complaint and how long the video was up before takedown.
The videos are not available for viewing, the goal of the project is to identify how YouTube recognizes potential copyright violations as well as to aggregate mistakes made by the algorithm.
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well this is cool info. Copyrights are beat to hell on the internet. I am happy to hear about this!