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Yes, you read the title correctly! From what I've seen on my ever-so small YouTube channel so far, there hasn't been anything going on as of late until recently. When I've uploaded my Scooby-Doo YTP (uploaded in January) and my new collab video with Sammie Durby & Derpphire (uploaded last night), YouTube decided it'd be a great idea to claim those videos with copyrighted material... even though I clearly stated that they were for PARODY uses and not for profit-making.

I filed a dispute towards my Scooby-Doo YTP because Warner Bros. has been monetizing it for well over a month and I'm still waiting for a reply. (AH-HA! I actually can't believe my dispute actually worked! They removed it just a few minutes ago 8D)

Of course, the most shocking of all... my new Steven Universe video that I've uploaded last night got a claim by Turner EMEA Kids (a Cartoon Network branch I think?) and was blocked in over 133 COUNTRIES!! ISN'T THAT INSANE?!? :faint:

SU DD blocked by gagaman92

What the heck am I suppose to do?? It should obviously fall into the "Fair Use" agreement, especially when it's for parody or review purposes. I just... I don't get why YouTube has to be stubborn that way. It's not like I'm stealing your material and uploading the full thing on there... those I can understand why they should be taken down (because it's illegal).

The more I see stupid shit happening on Youtube, like the whole I Hate Everything fiasco where his channel was taken down for no reason and then brought back, I don't feel the need to support this website's decisions. I WANT YouTube to improve and get better, I WANT to be able to upload content that is pleasing and entertaining for others, I especially WANT it to be an easily accessible platform. They're making it harder to upload let alone being creative, because you can never be too certain when someone will claim, block or remove your videos that you put time and energy making them. :worry:


Why can't we get direct feedback instead? Like for instance, instead of using a full episode of a show, why not recommend me to animate it instead? Instead of showing clips from a movie, why not show still images? I know I can just say that to myself, but what I want those companies to do is tell that to us! The creators, the reviewers, the editors; the ones that are praising, criticizing or parodying your work.



*sigh* Basically, what I'm trying to say is... fix your shit, YouTube! I'm tired of getting paranoid, thinking I won't be able to accomplish new goals, because the world is full of crap and nobody is giving ANYBODY any fair chance. Instead we have to be treated like criminals from the start until proven innocent, which I don't want this shit to happen in a world where there IS freedom. This REALLY frustrates me, because it doesn't motivate me to create new videos talking about things I love or hate... it's just really-- really-- REALLY bullshit! :angrytard: 


Tony out!
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TheDreamVista Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Student General Artist
I don't know if it's just me, or this copyright-drama has becoming popular since Derek Savage's ignorance.
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gagaman92 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I know right? I guess snarky people took inspiration from him and decided to excel on "Daddy Derek's ways". I myself got one or two copyright claims on two of my YouTube videos... and the reasons as to why they are claimed are either unfair or doesn't make sense. Especially when it's a "transformative" work, like when people are constantly using gameplay footage or clips from a certain show or movie to criticize, parody or educate. So far it isn't awful on my part, but I'm guessing famous YouTubers must get it worst, since they have to deal with claims every single day. Still sucks for those who want to aspire to be like their favorite YouTubers in the future.
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NatalieTheAntihero Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Youtube has forgotten the meaning of fair use apparently. They've done some crazy and mean crap in the past, but this really takes the cake now!
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gagaman92 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Very true! Also, they don't even follow their own policies, which is even more ridiculous because this is the most basic priority of targeting accounts that actually don't follow the rules... but YouTube doesn't do ANYTHING about it (like wtf?!). :/
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NatalieTheAntihero Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I agree. Youtube's admins and the rest of the staff need to stop this!
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NobodiesHeartless45 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
I know. It's beyond ridiculoue at this point. YouTube is being lazy and irresponsible about all this.
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gagaman92 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Yeah, it sure has been... and it doesn't get any better from here. :/
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dokemon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Filmographer
Well, just join the #WTFU campaign that's going around.
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gagaman92 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Oh yeeeeeeah! Can't forget about that hashtag movement.
Although is it only a Twitter thing? (I don't have a Twitter account, unfortunately).
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dokemon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Filmographer
I think hashtags work on facebook too. Though I'm not sure how many people use facebook for stuff like this.
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
No schlock, Sherlock. When you completely automate copyright claims, this is exactly what happens.

According to Section 107, your YTP does not violate (1) since it's a purely noncommercial parody. And your YTP does not violate (4) since it does not replace the full episodes. I don't know about (2).

(3) is where the problem lies, though. Youtube's takedown algorithm automatically searches videos for X seconds of uninterrupted, unedited footage but nobody knows what X is. You could show two seconds of unedited footage and it would take that down. You could show ten seconds of slightly-edited footage and it wouldn't take that down. Nobody knows how the algorithm works and it's an absolute pain to everyone since it can't tell if your work is a parody or critique or whatever. It completely ignores factors (1), (2) and (4).

Anyways, sorry to hear your work was taken down. If you don't get a response from Youtube, just flip/letterbox/edit your videos and reupload them.

LOL I just looked up what the name of the algorithm and found this. Downvoted and flamed into oblivion for obvious reasons, I see.
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gagaman92 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Interface Designer
It's like we're already living in a distant future where everything has be taken over by Skynet.

That's the troubling part here! No matter how much I distort, crop or modify a clip from a show/movie, YouTube can still find it with an automated system which recognizes video and audio clips and matches them to an already legally copyrighted content. We're already at the point that we need to be more creative to be able to get a free pass or having a contract with a certain company to promote their games, movies, shows, etc.

My last video wasn't taken down by the way, it was just... y'know "blocked" in 133 countries aka HALF OF THE FRICKIN' PLANET (like seriously... I still can't belive it X_X).

Ohhh boiii I can see why this algorithm video would be hated so much. It's doesn't help in the slightest or give any hints as to what kind of videos they're taking down. This is all bullshit, man... :hmm: Although, I'm glad you got around to do a bit of research to prove my point.
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Poka-SorM Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I blame cool cat for this PPPPPPPPPFT no seriously. They gotta do something about it. This is really stupid
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gagaman92 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Haha yeah! =P
People like Derek Savage are the reason why they should be put on a leash, because they don't know how copyright laws and fair use work. He mostly got butthurt over IHE's review of his "movie" and that's why he decided to abuse the flag system.

Yep, really really stupid indeed. -_-;
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Poka-SorM Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, his "movie" is pretty bad haha
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gagaman92 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Haha Cool Cat is the least attractive furry suit I've ever seen! :XD:
Yes, his actions towards IHE contradicts everything he said in his "movie", like "ignore the bullies" or "call someone for help"... but nahhh he decided to go the arsehoe/butt munching route. Reputation completely ruined, congrats Erect Savage! :P
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Poka-SorM Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He belives Cool cat is like Lord of the rings lol
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gagaman92 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Cool Cat needs an epic trilogy then! lololol
Over 12 hours of excitement on 3 discs and a bonus exclusive disc content such as: bloopers, removed scenes and a whoooooooole documentary on how he accomplished absolutely nothing! =P
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