Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Paramount Purge

All of which still leaves one thread: Why did the Van Mantra videos from the EHWR site get removed from YouTube, reportedly at the behest of Paramount?

I see two possibilities.

Either the Alpha Omega tabletop RPG is something Paramount already has licensed, and so they were protecting their vested interest in the property.

Or whoever uploaded the Van Mantra videos tagged them "Cloverfield" and/or also uploaded the bootlegged Cloverfield trailer. And so when Paramount instructed YouTube to remove the Cloverfield videos, the unrelated EHWR material got caught up in the sweep.

Given that the Van Mantra videos have been allowed back on YouTube since that original purge, I would think it's safe to say that the latter possbility is the more likely of the two.

1 comment:

mister rain said...

it's good to see someone rational is still looking at this stuff.