Finland[ edit ] On November 30, , most YouTube videos containing music seemed to be blocked by Finnish nonprofit performance rights organization Teosto in Finland. According to them, Google blocked the videos because they didn't have an agreement to show music videos in Finland. According to Teosto, they and Google have made a temporary agreement to show the videos in the morning of November The music videos started to return to YouTube in Finland later on November Some YouTubers, even non profit, might fail at the expensive fee for applying a license.
The channel was mentioned in a requirement of a license. According to a German court in Hamburg, Google 's subsidiary YouTube can be held liable for damages when it hosts copyrighted videos without the copyright holder's permission. The government allowed two days for the removal of the video or YouTube would be blocked in the country. Libya[ edit ] On January 24, , Libya permanently blocked YouTube after it featured videos of demonstrations in the Libyan city of Benghazi by families of detainees who were killed in Abu Salim prison in , as well as videos of family members of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi at parties.
The ban was condemned by Human Rights Watch. Malaysia[ edit ] In May , videos critical of the Malaysian government were blocked from YouTube in Malaysia despite the government's promises not to censor the internet.
Analysis of the network traffic shows that the ISPs were scanning the headers of the users and actively blocking requests to the YouTube video according to the video key. The blocking of YouTube on Maroc Telecom was lifted May 30, , after Maroc Telecom unofficially announced that the denied access to the website was a mere "technical glitch". It was suggested by some Pakistani websites, blogs, and by electoral process watchdog groups at the time that the block was imposed largely to distract viewers from videos alleging vote-rigging by the ruling MQM party in the February general elections.
However, individual videos deemed offensive to Muslims that are posted on YouTube will continue to be blocked. This is an ongoing case and is commonly known as the YouTube case. However, it would only be offered after the Pakistani government fulfilled some of the undisclosed requirements.
On November 25, , the NetBlocks internet measurement platform and Digital Rights Foundation collected evidence of nation-wide blocking of YouTube alongside other social media services, imposed by the government in response to the violent Tehreek-e-Labaik protests. Internet censorship in Russia The video claiming responsibility for the Moscow Metro bombings , which quickly gained , views in four days, was removed, along with all videos of Doku Umarov.
Additionally, it turned out that over videos from the Kavkaz Center were removed for having "inappropriate content. The block was in response to a YouTube video appearing to show National Electoral Commission workers in official uniforms and a child in the Hamashkoreib region filling out voting strips and putting them into ballot boxes, with one of them expressing relief that the voting period had been extended for them to finish their work.
Sudan had previously blocked YouTube temporarily in for unknown reasons. However, the block was later lifted. Eight days later, the ban was lifted.
Thai authorities identified 20 offensive videos and demanded that Google remove them before it would allow unblocking of all YouTube content. YouTube was unblocked on March 10, On the night of April 3, , YouTube was again blocked in Thailand.