Chatroulette Piano Improv Guy Removed from YouTube (UPDATED)

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Just learned that Merton, the Chatroulette improv piano player was removed from YouTube “due to terms of use violation.”

Merton’s video has gone viral for weeks and recently got a tribute from Ben Folds who also went to Chatroulette to do some live freestyle piano improv of his own.

NOTE: Ben Fold’s video is still up as of this writing!

According to Mashable, the yanking isn’t about copyright issues but more likely to be privacy issues because the people on the video are unaware that they were being filmed.

UPDATE:

Here’s a new, edited version of the original Video #1 from PianoChatImprov:

UPDATE: Brenna Ehrlich of Mashable.com interviewed Mr. Chatroulette piano improv guy himself.