YouTomb

Have you ever wondered what happens to videos YouTube is forced to remove because of copyright infringement claims? I myself haven't, but the YouTomb project will tell you all you want to know about such videos. When a video take-down occurs because of a request, YouTube retains the video's metadata info including who issued the complaint and how long the video was up before it was removed.

YouTomb, which is a project by MIT Free Culture, collects the info on the removed videos saved by YouTube and puts emphasis on those videos which may have been removed by mistake. They publish it all on their very interesting website.

I love this project. According to the site, some of the biggest complainers are TV TOKYO, Viacom, Warner Bros and the World Wrestling Federation. I wonder how long this website will be allowed to exist before it's taken down.