Update: About 45 minutes after TechCrunch picked up this story, the Watch Report YouTube account was restored. Thank you YouTube, and thank you TechCrunch.
Watch Report, one of the oldest and most popular watch blogs, recently had its YouTube account terminated in error, and there seems to be no way to get it back. If you're thinking of building a business based on YouTube advertising revenue, you might want to think again. As we learned, all of your work can be taken away at any moment, and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.
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