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Wondering what videos were removed from YouTube due to copyright reasons ? Youtomb is the place to find it out. Youtomb is an interesting project from MIT folks that scans growing database of YouTube videos and finds videos that were removed by the user or taken down by Youtube staff. Although you won’t be able to watch those videos, you can see why and when they were taken down, and who requested the take down.

Youtomb - Deleted Youtube Videos

YouTomb is currently monitoring 223688 videos, and has identified over 4400 videos that were taken down for alleged copyright violation. Furthermore it found more than 13000 videos that were taken down for other reasons.

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  1. Brian G.
    December 13, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I am following a rabbit trail at work, and stumbled across this. I also get 403 Forbidden error. I am specifically looking for a video that was posted on Youtube 10 hours ago and has since been taken down.


  2. David A. Hereaux
    January 31, 2015 at 11:28 am


    You don't have permission to access / on this server.

  3. Mike
    May 21, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    cool! tnx.

    BTW, is there any way to find the link of deleted Youtube videos?

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