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The value of YouTube

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Flash, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    No JDV reference at all!


    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A thief was convicted and fined after being spotted on a video posted on the Web site YouTube.

    The man was taped slowly circling the store, stealing a laptop computer, slipping the computer into his overcoat and stepping out of the store in the South Island town of Greymouth, local media reported Friday.

    The whole performance was posted on YouTube — set to "The Pink Panther" music track — and attracted 500,000 hits from around the globe.

    One viewer recognized the man and alerted police. Dawson Anthony Bliss, 50, was convicted of theft in Greymouth District Court on Thursday after pleading guilty.

    Judge Gary MacAskill fined Bliss $1,485 and ordered him to pay $1,478 in reparation.

    Greymouth on South Island's west coast is 234 miles south of the capital, Wellington
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    MySpace got the beast best of him. [/Tania Brunton]
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