Lofi Girl, one of the most popular YouTube music channels on the internet, recently received one of these false copyright strikes. All the channel’s livestreams have since been disabled, including one that has been going nonstop for the previous two years, four months, and eighteen and a half days.
A repeating animation of a female studying at her desk and listening to music through headphones is shown during the livestream, all while her cat is contentedly gazing out the window behind her. Throughout the webcast, chill lofi “beats to relax/study to” are played for viewers to work or study to.
The Lofi Girl YouTube channel had more than 10.7 million followers, making it a very popular one. However, that didn’t stop a bogus copyright strike from removing everything.
YouTube creators are well aware of how frustrating the copyright structure on the video network can be. Anyone with access to the Content ID system on YouTube can make a claim on anyone’s content. By doing this, they have the ability to prevent creators from monetizing their videos, take their ad revenue, and potentially demonetize a creator’s whole YouTube channel.
Yes, YouTubers have the right to refute these allegations of bad faith, and the platform promises to punish violators of the Content ID system. Yet these exact situations keep happening again and time again.
Source : Mashable