I understand that many people around the world use Youtube. However, the new system that they’ve implemented needs to be addressed. One of my favorite youtubers, Noble (Lost Pause), had his channel taken down at 9:47ish PM US Central time last night. He had not uploaded a single video for a week, due to a two-week upload ban, and his channel was taken down last night. This is likely due to copyright claims by Youtube’s new automated system, which is not functioning properly. It is also due to unfair strikes based off of violations to the vague Community Guidelines. He watches/discusses various anime related things, so any anime fans who haven’t heard of him probably would have enjoyed his content.
What angers me about it is the fact of how the claims were complete BS. He received strikes for content he’d uploaded almost 2 years before today. This was a community guideline violation. However, no nudity or sexual content was shown in the video. Any and all content that would’ve raised a flag was censored. Youtube should either have a Statute of Limitations, or return to the previous system (they should really do both).
Anybody who has not seen the video, check out his channel, “Lost Pause 2”. The video is the first video on his channel, and he explains what all transpired.
That said, I’m a devout fan of LP, and I am issuing an ultimatum to Youtube. They have until the beginning of July to reinstate Noble’s channel, or I will rally the LP supporters to boycott Youtube.
The other reason I’m taking such drastic steps is because of my other favorite Youtubers, Angry Joe. He was nearly taken offline as well. He’s been fighting to have the claims on his content released, and many of the companies have been helpful and cooperative. Feel free to throw in your own opinion, and join me in supporting Angry Joe, Lost Pause, and all your other favorite youtubers.