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Can a YouTube video be submitted as prior art?

Yes, it can. I did a quick search and found over 100 patents with a youtube.com prior art citation. The earliest citations I found are in US 7783710, US 7844507, and US 7934725.
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Compressed motion vector field utilizing predictive motion coding - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

I don't see how this is substantially different from: US3632865, "Predictive video encoding using measured subject velocity", a patent filed in 1969. This basically claims that the motion of subjects ...
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Animated Drawings In Patents

Common sense and experience would lead me to say "absolutely not", but when I searched through the submission guidelines for drawings, and although they heavily suggest it is not acceptable, I couldn'...
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Run-level video encoding - Copied from Open Source Logs (Tandberg) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Not exactly what you were looking for, but if Animated GIF counts as video encoding, then GNU plotutils had a weird bastardised version of GIF that used RLE instead of LZW in 1998. The original ...
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Instructional video

If the DVD only provides instructions about how to do the process described in an expired patent, nothing can or should be done (at least based on patent law). The whole idea of patents is that the ...
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Can a YouTube video be submitted as prior art?

USPTO published a document related to America Invent Act (AIA) implementation where it categorized a YouTube video to “qualify as a Printed Publication under AIA and pre-AIA laws.” (Page 15 of ‘First ...
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