Friday, January 31, 2020
Bizarre DMCA takedown and copyright strike on YouTube for a livestream video that did not yet exist
Here is a bizarre story (TechDirt, Timothy Geigner) of YouTuber who got a copyright strike for scheduling a livestream that had not even started yet.
This was of Matt Binder, who was going to discuss a Democratic debate, not just livestream the actual debate.
The takedown happened at Warner Brothers (which now owns CNN) and was issued by a manager who should have known that this was an inappropriate takedown. The notice was based on the “future existence” of something. But there was a webpage that gave WB the ability to look for a scheduled video that didn’t yet exist.
This incident is a preview of what may happen in the EU with Article 17 soon.