Pop music videos being removed from Youtube

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The big media buzz this morning is obviously the MTV Video Music Awards. I didn’t watch them myself, but isn’t it more or less the same every year? Regardless, mixed among the hub-bub of auto-tuned pop star winnings is a peculiar web occurrence that is raising many questions.Here is a picture of this morning’s trending topics.

4 out of the 6 top worldwide trending topics are in reference to actions taken by a group called iLCreation. Apparently, popular music videos from pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, and Miley Cyrus have had some of their videos removed from YouTube.

This is obviously quite frustrating for the tweens who couldn’t have their normal breakfast of Lucky Charms and Justin Beiber’s “Baby” music video.

So why are videos from stars like Bruno Mars and Jay-Z’s baby momma getting torn down like a Kings of Leon tour poster at a venue? That is the big question.

The preposterously simple answer is this, Copyright Claim. Apparently, a Pakistani kid filed copyright claims on popular music videos, thus forcing Youtube to temporarily remove the videos until the claim was delt with.

According to the Twitter account of the purported “hacker”, the videos are not deleted. He seems to find humor in the madness he has raised with the beliebers and little monsters of the world. Don’t we all?

The videos will be reinstated soon, and with them there will likely be some new standards for Youtube’s copyright claims. So, rest easy children, your idols will be back on your Macbooks soon.

Until then, watch this!

Jacob Tender

Jacob is a freelance writer who calls curbside.audio home. He is also the co-host of the Bantha Fodder podcast and helps UTG with technical and financial nonsense.
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