I regret to report that my favorite YouTube clip supplier, Tommydan1, has been suspended again, or even “disabled.” I knew this was a risk, but I never expected it to happen so soon. Since Tom supplied clips that were superior to everyone else’s (maybe one reason why certain companies went after him), I have recently gone to his site to replace other clips that I already had from another source, in addition to going there to get new clips and to replace others that had been made “no longer available.” So, for the moment, there will be a number of videos on this blog – at least a dozen – starting on the second page that will read “No longer available.” I can replace some these again, and with others, I’ll make the decision as to whether the post is worth keeping up with a nonfunctioning video. For some, I might change the post to “private” and bring it out again when I find a replacement for the clip.
I’m sorry about this inconvenience. As I’ve said before, I think this practice by companies of going after people who post clips for alleged “coypright violation” is totally unnecessary and also counterproductive if the purpose is to keep making money from the sale of DVDs, because many people (myself included) are more likely to buy the DVD of a movie when they see some good free clips from it online. And I, personally, will be less likely to purchase products from a company that gets my friends suspended from YouTube.