Youuuuuuuu are being stupid, Soulja Boy.

Poor ROFLcon kids got their Crank That ROFLcon video taken down.

It really is a shame, but I love their response. It would be pretty awesome if this was one of the results that came up when searching for Crank That/Soulja Boy on Youtube. Don’t you think?

Let’s make it happen.


Comment from Mike Volpe
Time: November 24, 2008, 4:23 pm

Crazy. You would think you would want as many people as possible talking about and listening to your music. Also, they have not taken them all down though… the video linked to in this comment is still up… MIT Geeks Doing Soulja Boy Dance.

Comment from LC
Time: November 24, 2008, 4:26 pm

You would think that, Mike, but lots of companies are stupid about this sort of thing. (Witness Paramount dealing with Star Trek fans.)

I do like the idea of turning this into the number one find for the search, though.

Comment from David Fisher
Time: November 25, 2008, 9:56 am

Remember, the goal of big companies isn’t to connect with users, its to connect with dollars. Soulja Boy and his record company have also disabled embedding on most of his videos so that you can’t post them elsewhere online so that they can maintain the revenue from the advertising on YouTube. It’s not about sharing the music, its about bringing in the dollars.

Comment from Rebecca Corliss
Time: November 25, 2008, 12:03 pm

Good points, guys. — Regardless, I have a feeling that the ROLFcon folks were the victim of a random audio-crawling bot that noticed the music. At the same time, I think it’s lucky for us, who understand the stupidity of it all, that it picked these smart people who quickly jumped to their feet with a fabulous response.

Comment from RICHTUCKER
Time: November 25, 2008, 8:10 pm

Great response Guys! Every popular Artist has mucho + variations of their music out on Youtube…they would be ignorant to pull them all down..

Comment from Michael “Shogun” Hatamoto
Time: November 25, 2008, 8:24 pm

I’m going to have to agree with Rebecca, as I think it was some type of audio-crawling bot that stumbled across the video and noticed what song was being used.

Or, for the sake of Soulja Boy, I hope he’s not being played that hard by his record label.

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Comment from Edward Madden
Time: January 9, 2009, 3:55 am

good luck

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