SEGA attacking YouTube channels over a 14-year-old game
Editor's Note: As Anza stated in the comments, TotalBiscuit is not shutdown, he just had a strike against his account.
Sega is filing copyright claims over users who have videos of 14-year-old Sega Saturn games such as Shining Force 3, Shining and the Holy Ark, and Shining Wisdom. The email from Sega that’s being used for this comes from a Japanese Sega account, many small YouTube channels have been shut down with 3 or more strikes on their record including the rather famous YouTuber TotalBiscuit.
No reason has been given from Sega and all the counter claims against these attacks have been denied by YouTube. Almost all of these videos that have been taken down were Lets Play videos and none were derogatory against Sega in any way, shape, or form.
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Man, Sega banned the Shining Force video in YouTube. This is worst than SOPA and PIPA. If you rename SEGA by cross out "EG" and place it with "OP". Then you'll see "SOPA". Everyone protesting against Sega for banned them in YouTube. Just like me, protesting against Atlus for banned me in their forums and their Facebook page.
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I know a lot about copyright laws, and if someone flags something as a copyright violation on youtube (anyone can flag a video as infringing) then Youtube contacts the owner of the copyright, in this case Sega. At this point, Sega can either take down the video, or leave it alone, but if they leave it alone, then they forfeit the copyright they have on the content. So its either take down the video, or lose their IP...
Good question I want to know this also.
I wonder if AVGN has been threatened...?
this is the reason i go out and get permission before makeing LPs or go out and find out if im alowed to use it a the least.
now if the rumor of a new Shining Force game is being made and how alot of ppl may have never played it they would look up the older game...but if none are there it would normally means that the games sucked, in nut shell im saying its making there game look bad and killing sales of a new one if there are any hope of re-releasing (HD remakes and such)
Original Post by Moogie the creator of SFC:
"I've just had notification from YouTube that three SOS vids have been disabled due to Sega notifying them of copyright infringement.
Stordarth's two vids have been removed as has Christoph from Austria's vid. Both used hacked sequences from games (SFII and SFIII respectively) to convey their messages.
Not sure if it's worth fighting this or not, personally I don't see it as infringing, I see it as a form of parody, much like users who may post a brief clip of a movie and dub it. Plus I don't see how they are any worse in terms of content use than people posting LP's etc.
I guess Sega just didn't like their characters speaking against them ;)
Sorry guys, guess we're just going to have to lie back and let them rape us because I for one do not want a legal battle to ensue and knowing my luck that's what I'd get.
Wonder if Mr Sawada was involved at all? He never did respond after he effectively called SFC a bunch of trolls and I tried to explain he had misunderstood. It was Sega Japan's YouTube account which filed the complaint."
Perhaps I could have phrased that better, he didn't have his account taken down but he did get a strike against it, if you read any of the information I provided hes the one who mentioned he got a strike to begin with. Not lying to anyone but I'll update my post to better reflect what my intention was.
Edit I can't update it now that screw attack posted it on the main page, if anyone can update the post to reflect what I've stated here I'd appreciate it.
TOtalBiscut hasnt be taken down
Come now Sega.
I know you haven't been relevant for years now, but there's no reason to throw a tantrum over it.
When will companies learn that the last person to attack is the CONSUMER?! For god sakes it's free publicity of YOUR work! They weren't selling it or claiming it as their own, they were performing something that they normally do anyway with a camera >:(. So what, is DRM going to get so rigid that if I start playing my "bought" copy on my system, I'll automatically be in copyright infringement because I'm not playing at "insert publisher name here" 's studio?!
Sega why do you hate releasing or acknowledging your Shinning Force franchise?
Sega needs to cancel their legal plan for an on-call one instead of this 24/7 watchdog bullshit. Their money is better spent towards game development. They used to be an innovator. Not to the extent of Nintendo, but hey, those hologram games were, er, unique.
Looks like it's down now.
This is why we can't have nice things
So if Totalbiscut's channel is down, why can i still view it? Answer: Cause it's hasn't been taken down. get your fact's straight before you lie to people.
Ahh the smell of desperation for money.
My question in mind is, who the hell is TotalBiscuit? :P However why are they taking it down I am not sure, unless they're making money off of it. (Those ad placements in the videos)
Well...bet it won't happens to other Video site...
wankers. isn't that stuff abandonware by now?