Well, we knew that Olympic organizers were likely to be tough on unauthorized content, especially after issuing regulations around social media prior to the Games. And evidence of that is surfacing today in the shape of deleted videos on YouTube. Search for scenes from the spectacular opening ceremony in London and while you will find excerpts from official broadcasters like the BBC, videos uploaded by ordinary users are being gradually being stamped out.
Viewing one example video here
Returned the phrase:
“James Bond (Daniel Craig) E…”
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by International Olympic Committee.
This video looks like it might have been ripped from the BBC’s coverage and re-posted. We have reached out to YouTube to check video uploaded from the opening ceremony by users on the ground will be terminated as well.
Meanwhile, other platforms for video are flying slightly under the IOC’s radar such as broadcasts from the cycling race today on Swedish startup Bambuser. And you’ll find some content on cheeky old Daily Motion.
But at least you can see still see the Queen jump out of a helicopter with James Bond, thanks to the BBC.