Once Again, Millions Of Rickrolls Go Silent As The Original Rickroll Is 'Blocked' On YouTube
from the disappearing-culture dept
Apparently, like clockwork, the original RickRoll video on YouTube has to disappear from the site every two years. In 2010, we wrote about the video being taken down from YouTube due to a “terms of service violation” that was never explained. In 2012, the video was once again taken down, this time due to a copyright claim from “AVG Technologies.” Both times the takedown didn’t last too long, but it did happen. Here we are two years later, and guess what? The video is currently blocked in the US and other countries for no clear reason:
Filed Under: blocked, copyright, culture, geoblocking, rickroll
Companies: google, youtube
Comments on “Once Again, Millions Of Rickrolls Go Silent As The Original Rickroll Is 'Blocked' On YouTube”
I guess the song just got...
Re: I guess the song just got...
Guess some things never get old. This must be on purpose to keep the thing alive! /derp
So, Mr. Whatever, let me quote your comment on a previous thread:
“Whenever someone says culture is getting locked up, I have to giggle. You make it sound like nobody is allowed to talk about anything or share in common experiences. How wrong you are.”
Culture was just locked up – again – by copyright. The shared common experience of rickrolling just got stomped on by copyright. You may not agree with the rickrolling concept, but it is unarguably a cultural phenomenon – and not just on the internet – Rick Astley even performed and rickrolled the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. It was just a link to a Youtube video that hardly anyone would have cared or known about if it wasn’t for the shared experience that cannot occur at this point in time.
Thats why I’m never going to give you up, never going to let you down, never going to turn a round and desert you.
Awww, I just got done building my Rickmote Controller so I could Rickroll my neighbors who watch Chromecast.
Ah yes. Pissing into the swimming pool beside a pirate who is likewise pissing into the swimming pool, and demanding to the cleaner that they remove only the pirate’s piss.
I am sure this tried and tested demand will work as it always does.
It can be assumed the Pirate pee is full of rum.
Install two pool filters: Urine tests that search for different markers (Alcohol, sugars, proteins, etc.) If the pee is high in alcohol or sugar or protein, it can be assumed to be that of the Pirate, and filter it out. All other pee samples are cycled back into the pool.
Given enough time, the pool will only contain pee consistent with the non Pirate. Therefore, only the pirate’s piss was removed.
This version with 84 million + views is still going strong:
Wait…did you just rickroll us with that link?
Re: 84 million +
Did you just rick roll us?
Hehehe, nice going 😉
YES! THE MEME IS DEAD! EVEN IF IT’S ONLY FOR A LITTLE WHILE, IT’S TOTALLY WORTH–
…aw hell, this is still copyright as censorship. That means I have to oppose it and help fight to bring this stupid song back anyway. Man, the broken state of copyright sure makes for some strange bedfellows…
The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone!
Harder, better, faster, stronger. Power work is never over.
I felt a great disturbance in the Farce, as if millions of rickrolls suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
We Still have this
This is called the Fugitive Saved Act.
Youtube is dead.
Anyone remember the original hamster dance?
I remember dancing the night away… ;_;