Banned from YouTube: Shredding is Back!

February 10, 2008

Santeri Ojala’s ‘shredding’ videos, recently pulled from YouTube, are back up here. As an occasional musician and full-time Spinal Tap fan, I’m delighted.

When a YouTube account has three or more complaints from copyright holders – regardless of the legitimacy of those claims – the account is suspended.

In Stanford University‘s words, “A parody is a work that ridicules another, usually well-known work, by imitating it in a comic way.” That definition fits the Shredding videos as tightly as spandex stretches over Derek Smalls’ foil-wrapped cucumber.


3 Responses to “Banned from YouTube: Shredding is Back!”

  1. […] Youtube, I forgive you for removing Santeri Ojala’s shredding videos. […]

  2. don conn Says:


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