I would like to hear your opinion on the following situation. A member of my community has posted a YouTube video by another member of the community. The video has sparked a lively and valuable discussion with some important information being shared in in the thread. Now the author of the video has contacted one of my moderators asking to remove it, because he didn’t want to create fuss (unfortunately, he has had a not very pleasant experience with some community members in the past). The video has been posted by the creator as public under Standard YouTube license, which says:
You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in video Content you submit to the Service terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your videos from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that YouTube may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in user comments you submit are perpetual and irrevocable.
What are your thoughts on this?