YouTube reinstates copyright claim on developer’s own trailer
Some of you may recall that last month YouTube started instating copyright claims on quite a few videos on their site. These videos were all deemed to contain copyrighted content belonging to some other entity, though several people actually had YouTube’s bots claim their own unique content was somebody else’s.
One of these developers is a man named Terry Cavanagh. He had uploaded a trailer for his game VVVVVV and YouTube last month ended up deeming that it was copyrighted by somebody else. He proceeded to dispute the claim, hoping that his video would be unblocked. Yesterday, YouTube made their decision.
Their decision isn’t exactly what Mr. Cavanagh (or any other developer that would be in his position) would like, however. They have decided to reinstate the claim.
Will YouTube begin to slack up on their copyright policies (or at least stop claiming somebody’s unique content does not belong to them)? Or will this situation get much, much worse before it gets better?