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  • *War Music*

  • 'Pokimane, Alinity, and Ray William Johnson.

  • What do all these people have in common? They are copystriking! That's right,

  • all these people have history of copy striking videos.

  • Now, there's nothing inherently wrong about copystriking okay?

  • But I think the motivation behind these copyright strikes, is um...

  • *stops war music*

  • ...Worth mentioning at least.

  • Recently, Jameskii made a video talking about how his channel face getting- almost shut down

  • um,

  • because he got a copyright strike over someone not liking what he said on a video.

  • Now,

  • I personally have a lot of experience with copyright and I think it's for the best interest of everyone on this site that

  • um...

  • ...We talked about this in today's video, and also so I can get more watchtime.

  • So...

  • ...do keep watching guys.

  • *Equals Three sound effect*

  • Our first Twitch thot is Ray William Johnson.

  • Remember Ray?

  • Ray William Johnson copyright strike a channel calledHoover”.

  • [HOOVER] Ray William Johnson

  • himself, --(I'm pretty sure)-- took down the [bass] video.

  • Now I have no idea why he did, but I checked the claim

  • he claimed the entire video, the 12 minutes, the entire thing.

  • So the outro was his,

  • the original bits I put in was his,

  • the parts where we just talked was his.

  • Now, normally out of final appeal obviously

  • But the thing is if he's taking on the whole video and then he this looks at the appeal and he fucking takes it down

  • That's the copyright strike on my ass. There's no real good parts of this

  • So the title of the video that was taken down by ray, william johnson was interestingly

  • Ray william. Johnson thinks he can sing and it was basically a video mocking

  • raveling johnson's old singing

  • Career or his old music essentially and he begs the question would this video have been taken down if it was called?

  • Raveling johnson sings like an angel ray. William. Johnson underrated musical genius. I don't think so

  • Ok, now the video is back up again

  • So I assume they resolved this but I think it's important to note that this didn't just get

  • Resolved because ray william johnson thought to himself. Maybe I shouldn't have taken down that video. I'll remove the claim. No it got

  • most likely thanks to a lot of youtubers raising their voice and helping this channel and a lot of public outrage on Twitter the

  • Copyright claim got removed. I find this extremely hypocritical

  • Coming from someone that even went to court to fight for fair use raywilliamjohnson who made a career?

  • Essentially from other people's content reacting to it adding their own commentary to it. Just like Hoover did now to be fair

  • I appreciate that. Raywilliamjohnson took down the claim. I also can't say for sure what the motivation behind the claim was originally

  • I can't say for a fact that it was because people were ridiculing him

  • I think what we'll find today here is a common theme people just didn't like what was in the video

  • Therefore it was taken down. I already know example of illinit II, but I'll bring it up because I think is important nonetheless

  • This is so annoying

  • stupid

  • Twitch thought uni, they win over me. Okay, and they're not gonna win over me stupid twitch thoughts. No

  • Seriously he use that that

  • I'm gonna copy strike this guy

  • Just for that word

  • gonna copy strike him

  • Yo, so I didn't even call Alena D a twitch thought I just used a word basically that was enough for her to think

  • Oh, I'm gonna claim the revenue out of that video and it I think this revealed the second problem with copyright strikes

  • They sending me 700 dollars last month

  • from copy strike hitting people

  • Good money. So this reveal the second problem with copyright strike

  • Which is the motivation for monetary games of striking other people's content

  • basically

  • If you claim a video you get all that revenue from that video

  • So illinit e here try to use the motivation of he used two bad word against me

  • So therefore I all that revenue in that video, that's mine now. Thank you very much. My revenue. Oh, I was in that person's video

  • Yes, I mean it's basically theft and there's so many companies that partner up with streamers

  • Specifically just so they can claim reuploaded content on YouTube which in a way I can understand but I also find it extremely ironic

  • Because usually streamers commentary is just them sitting there. They're not adding any thing to it

  • I don't even know why people bother reuploading these at least youtubers can argue that their work is transformative

  • Understand each other the world will be a better place. That's right. That's all I care about

  • I just want people to be happy trust me. That's my number one priority

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  • Goddammit, what are you doing? I'm not here to call shout out. Okay on anything else but him subscribing third example

  • Exhibit C

  • Veronica Wang

  • Disappointing. I thought I gave her the benefit of the doubt

  • But basically she striked a channel to the point that it almost got deleted

  • Why why because she didn't like what that channels content was about her

  • she didn't like how the video was making fun of her and she didn't like how people

  • Watching the video making fun of her was making even more fun of her essentially

  • I'm a representation to my subscribers and I want to show them that it's okay to stand up for yourself

  • So I made a video of me making fun of myself

  • Literally a video of me making fun of myself to show people, you know, if anyone's gonna be allowed to make fun of me

  • It's gonna be me

  • So this reveals another big problem in my opinion

  • Which is fairly similar to the pokey - situation Exhibit D

  • Pokey main she strike this video called keemstar versus Pokemon Twitter fight bullying Sniper Wolf fanboy

  • Now I know about this video because it was pushed everywhere by YouTube

  • It was basically a Twitter feud between keemstar and pokey mind. They uploaded videos to each other

  • I don't know cuz King sir is illiterate. And for some reason Pokemon decided. Yeah, I'll make a video as well

  • None that nevertheless someone decided to put these two videos in together and upload it on YouTube

  • Then the YouTube algorithm thought oh, this is an interesting video that people want to watch and pushed it everywhere

  • So basically this Twitter drama became even bigger drama. Thanks. YouTube's algorithm

  • so in a way, I can understand why you want to take down this video because this

  • Selected thing blows up and becomes even bigger. Thanks to YouTube system being

  • kind of stupid at least I can somewhat understand the motivation of trying to take down that video but the problem here and

  • The same problem that goes with every single example that I brought up in this video is that you're just drawing more attention to it

  • It's the Streisand effect every single time the more you try and hide something the more people are gonna find out about it

  • That's what brought all these examples to lie. And I think what bothers me

  • most of all out of all of these is the hypocrisy

  • You know ray william johnson went to court for fair use

  • But strikes another channels content for uploading his okay

  • All these people that I brought up today have examples of using other people's content for their own content

  • They could all get copyright striked just the same way. They copyright strike other people or claim their videos

  • I don't know exactly what the percentage is

  • But I would say 90% of content on the internet or at least on YouTube in twitch

  • Isn't hundred percent original content. It's

  • Its commentary its reactions its reviews its gameplay. I mean people tell me all the time. Oh just make original content

  • Well, guess what? Every single gaming channel is not original content. They're reacting to someone else's video game. It's someone else's content

  • They don't own the rights to it

  • Just the same way with any other reaction, but it's fair use because it's transformative work because you're adding your commentary to it

  • remember when Sean vanaman decided to give me a DMCA takedown a copyright strike because

  • He didn't like what I said in a live stream that had nothing to do with his game

  • Despite the fact that they give public permission on their website. You're free to use our game

  • So basically they can revoke that at any given time

  • If anyone if you have permission to use someone's content

  • They can still give you a copyright strike because basically YouTube doesn't pay attention to any of that

  • I feel pretty confident that if I took Sean venneman to court or his company to fight this claim

  • Which is basically what a DM Said's that would in entitles if I fight against it

  • But I feel confident that I would win that and wasting him and his company time and money

  • Well my time as well, obviously it's not cheap either

  • I mean h3h3 went to court any constant one hundreds of thousands of dollars fifty thousand dollars

  • I think they hailed up a check for but the problem here is a YouTube's way

  • So insanely heavily towards the one making the claim the way the system works and I'll explain this for the hundredth time

  • I'm sorry for all this doing it

  • You can either get a claim or a copyright strike if the video gets claimed the video saves up

  • But they take all the revenue if you get a copyright strike the video goes down

  • but they still take all the revenue if a video gets claimed you as a creator have the choice to

  • Dispute that claim in saying no you're wrong for doing this claim and it's basically solely up to the one making the claim to say

  • Actually, no. I'm right so you're not just getting money, but you also dictate whether you're right or wrong

  • The system is so messed up

  • And if you say no twice to the clay to the claim, it automatically goes to a copyright strike

  • So basically as a creator if you get a claim, you're you're pretty screwed, but if you're the one making the claim

  • There's basically no repre conscience. I mean you could claim whatever you want. YouTube isn't gonna go

  • Hey stop doing that and as a creator, you just risk your channel getting shut down

  • I mean that's what happened to James key now because of him getting a copyright strike if you get a copyright claim and you say

  • Okay, we'll take this to court then. That's the only way we can settle this the history of this happening which is two examples

  • h3 h3 and raywilliamjohnson

  • And they both argue that their content was transformative and fair and it applies under fair use and guess what they want

  • making commentary on own videos and adding your

  • Reactions and all that - it does apply under fair use at least from what we've seen so far

  • so if you copyright strike a channel or even claim a channel you

  • Run the risk of actually going to court and losing a lot of money

  • So it's generally a terrible idea to abuse this system

  • which so many people seem to do without even thinking about the wreck questions because YouTube doesn't really

  • apply it instantly it is a

  • Terrible idea to do this. Not just for monetary

  • Purposes but also because everyone will hate you. I mean the only thing really holding the YouTube system together at this point

  • It's the public outcry or the public outrage towards people that abuse the system and if that wasn't the case

  • I mean the whole thing would just go rampant. You also just draw more attention to what you're trying to hide

  • So just stop can you just stop abuse and copyright? It's not that hard

  • Just don't take down videos, even if it shows you in a negative way. It's a terrible idea

  • Stop doing it

  • Stop taking down videos YouTube needs to add a takedown request

  • The only way to take down a video right now is through a copyright strike a takedown request. Let's just say

  • okay, you give the user two to three days to take down the video and then if they say no at that period then it

  • Goes to a copyright strike