The soon to be acquired, YouTube, has received a request from Viacom to remove videos of some Comedy Central shows.
The source said Viacom, owner of the Comedy Central cable network, had sent a letter last Friday requesting that some of its shows — including the popular “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and those from MTV Networks and BET — be purged from the site.
While some might start questioning the viability of YouTube – if they’ll continue to receive such requests – I tend to look at this as a positive for the company.
A positive, I hear you ask? If you think about it, each time YouTube receives one of these requests, it learns two things: