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- Alice: Madness Returns
In (one of the) latest YouTube copyright snafus, American McGee has had a let’s play of Alice: Madness Returns, the sequel to America McGee’s Alice, DMCA’d (along with many other videos). McGee’s let’s play is one of potentially thousands of videos that seem to be erroneously targeted by Illustrated Sound, a multi-channel network focused on Portuguese music.
Tons of @youtube copyright claims across lots of my videos… "Alice: Madness Returns" let's play videos in there… All from Illustrated Sound Music for songs with Spanish sounding names. For music in an @ea game by @ChrisVrenna
— ⚓ American McGee 🏴☠️ (@americanmcgee) December 3, 2019
Illustrated Sound has issued an apology via Twitter. However, according to replies to the apology, the false claims are continuing at a rapid pace. It’s likely that whatever automated Content ID system Illustrated Sound is using is at fault here, and the network claims to be working with YouTube to drop the claims as quickly as possible.
— Illustrated Sound (@illustratedsnd) December 4, 2019
This is just the latest incident to highlight how broken YouTube’s copyright claim system is. Even though it’s absolutely absurd to think American McGee received a claim for a video of a game, that’s synonymous with his name, this sort of thing occurs daily.
As of writing, there’s no word on whether the claims have been dropped against McGee.