Random Copyright Troll Flags A Video and YouTube’s Broken System Complies with the Takedowns

On Monday, an article published by Reclaim the Net highlights that a random copyright troll flags iPad videos and YouTube’s broken system comply with the takedowns. Unfortunately, YouTube still allows random accounts that claim to provide content without any proof when they don’t have any rights to it.

Jason Snell, an American Tech writer, editor, and podcaster has had a video of iPad mouse support feature on his YouTube channel that was cracked down after a fake copyright claim from a very random YouTube channel with a single subscriber. The random YouTube channel named “Nicolo Tanas” with a single subscriber strikes down a copyright claim to Jason Snell’s iPad mouse support feature video without any serious consent.

Apple accommodated Jason Snell the new iPad Pro Cursor supporting feature with the intention to upload the working and features of the mouse in his YouTube channel. Jason Snell is known for Tech reviews, On March 18th; uploaded a video in his YouTube channel named “Six Colors” with 6.6k subscribers with 724,209 views on the video featured a Senior Vice Chairman of Apple in Software Engineering and a member of Apple’s executive leadership team, Craig Federighi.

Snell posted the video on his YouTube channel on March 18th and a copy of the video uploaded by Nicolo Tanas on their YouTube channel with the single subscriber on March 28th without any channel branding.

Two days later of Nicolo Tanas posted Jason Snell’s video on their YouTube channel, Snell complained that his YouTube channel named “Six Colors” had been struck down by a copyright claim request from Nicolo Tanas and his video had been taken down and removed from the channel and his YouTube channel is given a strike.

Jason Snell responded on taken down on his video by smashing YouTube’s copyright system on his Twitter account by tweeting, “I don’t know how people who make their living on YouTube do it. You can literally have your work stolen and removed from the site because someone random somewhere in the world check a few boxes.”

Craig Grannell, a journalist, also criticized YouTube’s copyright system reportedly taken down the video calls it as an “idiotic system” on Twitter account by tweeting, “The whole system is idiotic. A friend has the rights to a slew of C64 music and gets automated copyright strikes from everywhere. But, this one looks weirdly targeted. I say to set Federighi’s eyebrows on them” to which Jason Snell replied, “Yeah, I’ve appealed and will contact Apple as well.”

Although, Snell appealed the taken down but for now his video is still unavailable from his YouTube channel while Nicolo Tanas has removed the video from their channel.

This taken down and being removed from Jason Snell’s YouTube video and striking down his channel is the main example where such extremely talented YouTubers have had content they own the right to get removed because of a fake copyright claim from a random account.

Several similar cases have been reported in the past. Although YouTube has already warned creators about increased video removals and slower appeal reviews during coronavirus crisis but these situations proves that YouTube's AI system is aggressive towards small creators and that the video hosting giant needs to work a lot to improve its copyright appeal process.



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