Sent this to Hasbro. I seem to do this a lot, recently.
Just adding one to the pressure.
It has come to my attention that a lot of MLP content, mainly on YouTube is being taken down recently.
I must ask you to reconsider your recent policy on this, not only for the benefit of the MLP fandom, but also for your own benefit!
YouTube videos are an essential part of the fandom. Consider that if MLP related videos are taken down too often, people will stop making them. Many hours of work generally go into each video, and if people risk having them deleted, they will stop bother to make them. The fandom will become a lot less active, less lively, and people (makers and watchers) will forget MLP and move on with other ways of spending their free time. Especially in the off-season.
A lot of bronies are people with jobs and money to spend on collectables. When they lose interest in MLP, that will seriously hurt your merchandise sales figures.
Also consider this. You cannot stop people from seeing your episodes for free. BitTorrent is simply too accessible. You can't stop it, or 20th Century, Paramount, Disney or any of the other big names of the film industry would have done it by now. All you can do stop is the non-profit MLP-fun sharing community on YouTube. And that would be shooting your own foot.
It is the momentum of all the content uploaded on YouTube (and elsewhere) every week that keep the fandom alive and attractive to be a member of and to participate in in the off season and even lets it grow. Grow in the off-season! How many cartoons have that? I myself joined in the fandom in the off season, just after Season 2 ended. If you take the momentum out of the fandom on YouTube, your fandom will shrink, and ultimately you risk losing everything you have built up in recent years.
MLP means the world to me right now. It is helping me though a tough time in my life where I see the worst side of humanity gnawing away at my fiancee and I live 11,000 km away and can't do a thing to help her. I need the non-cynical FUN! But it is the fandom however, mainly on YouTube, that helped me though the off season. I would have sought my distractions elsewhere without it, and might not even have remembered to come back for season 3.
There are so many Bronies with similar stories. MLP was the seed of something great that makes the world a better place for so many people, and allowing YouTube content to flourish was the water that made the seed grow. Don't kill it now, nourish it.
Listening to: All the mp3's on my lappy
Watching: MLP: FIM