I've never posted a video to YouTube so I am not sure of the following: Because of the YouTube copyright issue, I assume that any OP can take down his/her video posts at anytime, on into the future??? Anyone? Anyone?
If so, I wonder why one of his friends hasn't take a bit of pity on this poor lad and suggested that he remove it to improve his chances in life? Talk about embarrassing Internet posts! Jeesch! Drunken, naked, party pictures would be less damaging to the OPs rep than THAT video.
First, thanks for the compliment. "I can live two months on a good compliment." --Mark Twain
Yup, the poster of the material can take it down anytime--or the owner of the copyrighted material can petition YouTube to delete pirated content--but, like practically everything else on the Web, nothing is ever deleted--it just accrues. That's why when any of my/our students post anything to the Web I tell them that more than likely it'll be on there forever. It also makes it tough to find meaningful content since search engines find the crap along with the good...and the crap far outnumbers the worthy stuff. (Really, do I need to see scores of links leading to YouTube of people filming the popping their pimples when I'm looking up the word, acne?)
Anyway, as to why any of this guy's friends or family haven't pulled him aside and said, "I don't want to be coarse but your nuckin' futs", I speculate that either they don't want to hurt the guy's feelings or the more frighteningly possibility: They think he's right.