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Dear friends,

Many of you know the work of the Two Knotty Boys - JD and Dan are a San Francisco-based duo who perform workshops, write books and publishing free content on how to perform interesting and safe rope bondage.

For sometime, JD has been creating instructional videos - 70 to date - on how to create different knots and bondage techniques, and how to use them safely.

The Two Knotty Boys Youtube channel - - had 3,200 subscribers and JD enjoyed being able to bring this content to the world.

Unfortunately, Youtube decided to yet again suspend the Two Knotty Boys channel. JD worked tirelessly to ensure that all of the content he uploaded conformed to the Youtube's Terms of Use. No bare breasts. No swearing or sex. No copyright infringement. Youtube have taken down his content without reason or warning.

So, as a friend and a fan, I'm trying to do something about it. I've setup a petition here. I'd like to ask you all to sign it. Note that this has happened before in March 2008, and enough people signed the petition to get the attention of Google restore the Two Knotty Boys channel. You have signed before, please re-sign. Even if you are not a fan of bondage, sign it if you believe that people who play by the rules should be treated fairly and not be discriminated against. Once I get enough signatures, I will ensure that Youtube/Google are made aware of the popularity of the Two Knotty Boys' content, and will ask them again to restore their content. If you know of people in Google, specifically in the Youtube organisation, please talk to them too about righting this wrong.

To those of you in the scene, please share this petition URL ( or this LJ post around, so we can get as much exposure as possible.

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