All good things must come to an end, especially on the Internet where copyright holders are so worried about lost revenue that they DMCA everyone and everything into submission. If you’re fond of sending Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” videos to your friends when they least expect it, finding the video on YouTube just got a whole lot harder. AVG Technologies has issued a takedown request, and the original RickRoll video has been removed from YouTube.
We’re not completely sure how the company behind AVG Anti-Virus holds any copyright to a music video that’s five years old, and hopefully this is just an AVG-Roll.
For now though, it looks like the RickRoll is officially being killed off. Stupid AVG.