Lofi Girl YouTube channel

It is the bane of each YouTuber's existence: False copyright claims.

And one of many web's most beloved YouTube music channels, Lofi Girl, was simply hit with considered one of these false strikes. Now, in consequence, the channel's livestreams have been taken down, together with a stream that has subsequently been running nonstop for 2 years, 4 months, and 18-and-a-half days.

You've got most likely come throughout Lofi Lady's YouTube streams, even in the event you're unfamiliar with the title. The livestream incorporates a looping animation of a woman finding out at her desk listening to music by means of headphones whereas her cat serenely appears out the window behind her. Chill lofi "beats to chill out/research to" play all through the livestream for viewers to...work or research alongside.

With greater than 10.7 million subscribers, Lofi Lady was a very talked-about YouTube channel. But, that did not cease a false copyright strike from taking all of it down.

YouTube Creators know simply how irritating the video platform's copyright system may be. Any copyright troll with entry to YouTube's Content material ID system can file a declare on anybody's content material. In doing so, they will cease a creator from monetizing their movies, acquire that creator's advert income for themselves, and even find yourself demonetizing a creator's total YouTube channel. 

Certain, YouTubers can dispute these dangerous religion claims and YouTube will, supposedly, take motion in opposition to those that abuse the Content material ID system. But, these very situations proceed to happen time and again.

On Sunday, Lofi Women' two livestreams, together with that beforehand talked about stream that has been working since Feb. 22, 2020, instantly ended. Lofi Lady took to its Twitter account to elucidate what occurred.

"The lofi radios have been taken down due to false copyright strikes, hopefully @YouTubeCreators @YouTube will type this rapidly…," tweeted Lofi Lady, together with a screenshot of the copyright strike discover from YouTube.

In keeping with the screenshot, the false copyright strike was issued by a music label primarily based out of Malaysia known as FMC Music Sdn Bhd Malaysia.

YouTube replied on Monday morning apologizing for the takedowns and confirmed that the copyright claims had been falsely made. YouTube additionally claimed that it had "terminated" the copyright troll's account.

"confirmed the takedown requests had been abusive & terminated the claimants account 😔 we have resolved the strikes + reinstated your vids – it will probably typically take 24-48 hours for all the things to be again to regular! so sorry this occurred & thx in your persistence as we sorted it out ❤️‍🩹," tweeted the TeamYouTube account in reply to Lofi Lady's tweet.

It is good that the copyright strikes have been eliminated, as these inhibit the Lofi Lady channel from livestreaming and monetizing its movies. Nonetheless, YouTube's Twitter account appeared a bit confused about reinstating the movies. Livestreams which might be greater than 12 hours lengthy usually are not archived for replay, regardless if it was ended deliberately by the creator or not. So, no, there is not going to be a reinstated, practically two-and-a-half-year lengthy Lofi Lady livestream for viewers to re-watch.

This is not the primary time Lofi Lady has had its livestream eliminated as a result of YouTube copyright points. Again in February 2020, proper earlier than the most recent livestream went dwell, YouTube randomly shut down the entire Lofi Lady channel. On the time, YouTube stated it was a "mistake on their facet."

Nonetheless, there's one fascinating nugget to come back out of this newest false copyright takedown. As soon as a livestream ends, customers can see what number of complete views the video has acquired. In any other case, YouTube solely exhibits the variety of concurrent dwell viewers when a livestream is energetic. 

So, what number of instances has Lofi Lady's marathon of a livestream been considered since February 2020? Greater than 668 million instances.

With that apart, although, it is unbelievable simply how much of a problem copyright trolls and false claims have gotten on YouTube. And if a well-liked YouTube channel with greater than 10 million subscribers is not protected from these copyright strikes, then who's?

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