IE9 and YouTube just a bug?

I just found out that I can’t insert the ampersand (&) character in the YouTube search box by typing it (copy-paste works).
It works on every other website that I have tested but not on YouTube.

Screenshot from FireFox:

Did I just found a little bug in IE9 RC or is it Google who is playing a dirty browser wars game?

Other people with IE9 RC can all reproduce this. I could not find any bug report of this on connect.microsoft.com.
When using compatibility mode in IE9 it works but when I use the default mode, it doesn’t work.

RAW (probably useless) HeaderData from Fiddler:

IE9 (normal modus):

GET http://www.youtube.com/ HTTP/1.1
Accept: text/html, application/xhtml+xml, */*
Accept-Language: en-GB
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Connection: Keep-Alive
Host: http://www.youtube.com

IE9 (compatibility modus):

GET http://www.youtube.com/ HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/x-ms-application, image/jpeg, application/xaml+xml, image/gif, image/pjpeg, application/x-ms-xbap, application/x-shockwave-flash, */*
Accept-Language: en-GB
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; OfficeLiveConnector.1.5; OfficeLivePatch.1.3; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; InfoPath.3; Zune 4.7)
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Connection: Keep-Alive
Host: http://www.youtube.com

FireFox 3.6.13:

GET http://www.youtube.com/ HTTP/1.1
Host: http://www.youtube.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; nl; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: nl,en-us;q=0.7,en;q=0.3
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive: 115
Connection: keep-alive

I assume that it is just a bug in IE9 RC but these days we need to investigate everything, don’t we?!
It could be a trick to damage the IE image by irritating IE users. But we all know that Google is ‘not’ Evil, don’t we? :roll:

Bug or not? That’s the question.

Update: still doesn’t work in the RTW version.

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