From: "YouTube Support" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 21:17:51 -0000
Subject: Re: [#804172653] YouTube Support
Upon re-review, we are unable to identify a violation of our Privacy Guidelines in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHBkGwOBCaY.
We have reinstated the content in question accordingly.
The YouTube Team
Thank you, Google, for finally doing the right thing!
No need for an apology from those of you who went out of your way to explain to me how Google's previous response was the reasonable, right and honorable thing for them to have done. We'll just consider that said. Apology accepted.
It seems that a lot of people tend to be Google apologists when Google f*** up. And they do more often than not, I find.
I'll bet the Gawker article helped expedite the review.
Didn't think they were RIGHT before, just that their policy seemed to be "face=violation".
Still, good to hear they've fixed that.
Same applies as I originally wrote. If ignoring you costs Google extra money, the scales tip and it becomes necessary to go back and re-instate the video to make people shut up about it.
This really does happen everywhere, in the UK right now there's a big issue about what if people Tweet (ugh I hate that word) things a judge told everyone not to say. And of course the answer is that if one person does it they prosecute you. But if 50 000 people do it they suck it up because that would be too expensive to prosecute.