Beat Saber copyright strikes have been plaguing video uploads thanks to the double-edged sword of increased media popularity. The game has sold over a million copies so far and it just got another boost in popularity thanks to a segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Unfortunately, this segment was uploaded to YouTube and it’s had some unintended consequences for people putting their own gameplay videos on one of the world’s most popular streaming services.
Brie Larson played Beat Saber on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which resulted in the video being uploaded to the show’s YouTube channel. Unfortunately, subsequent uploads with similar gameplay are getting copyright strikes because it appears to share similar gameplay footage, possibly from the same levels as played on the show.
Here is one of the tweets that highlighted the issue about the Beat Saber copyright strikes:
We know about this but unfortunately, this is a mistake made by youtube. People should dispute it to try to have it removed. Hopefully it helps. 🙁 at this moment there is nothing we can do about it. For youtube this is not a topic. :/
— Beat Saber (@BeatSaber) April 28, 2019
“This was not planned by anyone, that’s just a really messed up youtube algorithm,” stated a subsequent tweet on Beat Saber’s account. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Jimmy’s team didn’t even know about the fact that this is happening. 🙁 I will reach out to Jimmy’s team. Maybe they can help, but I am not sure about that. :(”
The Beat Saber team has turned off ContentID detection for the track, but this particular situation is somewhat out of their hands. Fortunately, the developers may have a solution underway for the Beat Saber copyright strikes. A follow-up tweet states that the people behind The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon are working with YouTube to resolve the issue. In the meantime, the developers advise that it may be helpful for uploaders to dispute the claim should they be one of the affected videos.
YouTube copyright strikes have occasionally caused some trouble for uploaders and content owners alike, but this particular situation highlights a special kind of ridiculous scenario. Thankfully, parties on both sides of the problem are working to get it sorted out. Hopefully, this Beat Saber copyright strikes incident can be used to prevent separate issues in the future.