Copyright Claim From Myself, Against Myself

Posted on 2009-08-25 at 15:20 in Random by Robbi-985.

EDIT: Thankfully, all is back to normal now. What you read about below is what was happening until today.

Seeing as this is taking more than a few hours to resolve, I feel I should actually make a post explaining the situation regarding this.

On Monday, someone informed me of a copy of my video and suggested that I try to get YouTube to remove it. Being no stranger to the process, I sent off an email to YouTube… but shortly after, got one back telling me that my own video at been removed, due to a copyright claim from… wait for it… myself. This is not the first time which YouTube has made the exact same mistake with the exact same video – it happened on the 10th of February this year, too.

They replied to a second email I sent them, in which I explained to them that they removed the wrong video. They told me, “There has been a mistake by our system”, and said that the problem would be resolved shortly. …That was 22 hours ago. I’m not sure what their definition of “shortly” is, but in my opinion, that’s a long time to wait for the “leader in online video” to solve a problem which they caused so quickly.


So, that’s how things currently stand. As of now, if you try to view the video, you will get a message telling you that it’s unavailable due to a copyright claim from myself. On the plus side, I’m now actually using my blog as a blog! =D

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