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It’s — you guessed it — a legal issue. It all started with a news post on Good Old Games, which announced the removal of Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics from the site’s catalogue. Shortly after, the trio of post-apocalyptic RPGs was “removed” (the actual pages stayed, with only the buy links being deactivated) from Steam as well.
Here’s a video of Grand Theft Auto IV. Give it a listen, preferably at the 6:32 mark. That’s the moment when YouTube’s copyright bots claim a Sonny Rollins Quartet jazz song plays. Do you hear it?
We’re in the second week of a YouTube copyright enforcement crackdown whose most visible effects have been on the video gaming community. Each day turns up a new example of a video getting thrown in YouTube jail on a ridiculous technicality. The situation seems to defy common sense, but we’ll try to explain it in common language, anyway.
YouTube’s content ID match system may be the best way to keep copyright holders happy but it continues to cover everyone else in embarrassment. The latest example: This guy just got flagged for a playthrough video of a game. A game he programmed. In BASIC.
Being told someone else owns your 2-million-view video is a sure way to ruin a YouTuber’s day. It can also be a real downer for the company supposedly making the claim. Especially if YouTube’s bot scanner is making thousands of these infuriating claims on their behalf, all because of a mistake.