Posted by RonKim90 pts Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Copyright trolls take down some of K-pop's biggest music videos on YouTube


Some of the biggest K-pop music videos were taken down by copyright claims on YouTube on January 15.

According to Forbes writer Caitlin Kelly:

"Top girl group TWICE experienced a temporary shutdown of three music videos: “Likey” is the fifth most-viewed music video by a girl group of all time. “Like Ooh-Ahh” was the nonet’s debut single that currently sits at 280 million views. Meanwhile, their latest single “YES or YES” became the seventh-biggest 24-hour debut on YouTube at the time of its release... BTS, the biggest boy band in the world, was affected as V’s solo “Singularity” vanished for a short period... The copyright caper also hit a handful of current and former YG artists. Jennie’s “SOLO,” PSY’s “New Face” and BIGBANG’s “Flower Road” all were deleted for an hour and a half."

The company behind this is an Indian company called Aiplex Software Private Limited.

A quick Google search reveals that this company is known as a "copyright troll." Numerous smaller YouTube channels have complained about false copyright claims from Aiplex since 2017.

The music videos were eventually restored after a few hours. However, fans are concerned at how copyright trolls can take down some of K-pop's biggest music videos (even temporarily). They want YouTube to review their copyright takedown policy as the system in place can be easily manipulated. There is also a petition to ban Aiplex from making copyright strikes on YouTube.

  2. BTS
  3. EXO
  4. TWICE
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DetN153 pts Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

They've been doing this for YEARS to smaller youtubers. Youtube should have banned them a long time ago. Now it's an embarrassment for the company that the trolls got away with it.


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NoahL447 pts Tuesday, January 15, 2019 3
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In legal term they can be sued. If is in india it is even easier to get things done. Because all you need is to just hire a hitman on the owner.


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