We’re not that long away from the heyday of major copyright holders completely nuking entire sections of YouTube with their takedown notices, but it still happens a lot. At the beginning YouTube would just take down everything, but now companies can tag stuff as their intellectual property or something they hold the copyright, trademark or license to. Then the way I understand it they receive ad revenue from those videos.

The funny side effect of all this are people (I’m guessing mostly teenagers) who think that putting “no copyright infringement intended” on their video somehow protects them. Well, of course the majority of people don’t INTEND to do it, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’re still doing it. I remember this back when lots of anime was getting taken off the internet before you could watch a lot of it legally. That spurned hilarious misuse of terminology like “Anime licensed is the worst thing to happen EVAR!”

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