Holy crap. Almost had a heart attack with my YouTube channel. Got an email from them about a copyright claim. I had heard about some horror stories in regards to copyright strikes and things like that, but figured you couldn't go wrong with in-game footage.
I may have been wrong with that assumption. Sony Music Entertainment (SME) didn't like the fact that I was using some of their songs that were actually in-game from MX vs. ATV: Alive
. Not sure if that's something I can dispute or not.
It's not like they removed my video. In fact, it's still visible; only partially visible. Here's a list of territories that did get blocked.
241 Blocked Territories:
Congo - Brazzaville, St. Helena, Guyana, Isle of Man, Norway, Qatar, Grenada, Mexico, Peru, Estonia, Bahrain, Belize, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Guam, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Wallis & Futuna, Central African Republic, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Mongolia, Zambia, British Virgin Islands, Pakistan, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, Mauritius, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Tunisia, India, Palau, Montenegro, Oman, China, Pitcairn Islands, Yemen, Lesotho, Niue, French Southern Territories, Croatia, Russia, Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia, Andorra, Bhutan, Uganda, Lebanon, Congo - Kinshasa, Indonesia, Albania, Israel, Cape Verde, Jordan, Venezuela, Honduras, Fiji, Somalia, Aruba, Tanzania, Burundi, Solomon Islands, Martinique, Kenya, Brunei, Chile, St. Lucia, Monaco, St. Barthélemy, Argentina, Armenia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Samoa, Maldives, Gibraltar, Angola, Ecuador, Dominica, Northern Mariana Islands, Uruguay, French Guiana, Kiribati, Guernsey, Poland, Norfolk Island, Paraguay, Bouvet Island, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Malta, Jersey, Burkina Faso, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Montserrat, Eritrea, Laos, Nigeria, Panama, São Tomé & Príncipe, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Christmas Island, Bahamas, Jamaica, Syria, British Indian Ocean Territory, Turkmenistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Australia, Ethiopia, Tuvalu, Macao, Hungary, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Nauru, Sri Lanka, Libya, Portugal, Suriname, Liberia, Slovenia, Mayotte, Sierra Leone, Philippines, Tokelau, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, France, Sweden, Puerto Rico, Malawi, Tajikistan, Comoros, Cook Islands, Gambia, Réunion, Guinea-Bissau, U.S. Outlying Islands, Serbia, Trinidad & Tobago, Thailand, United Kingdom, Guinea, Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala, Rwanda, Turks & Caicos Islands, Romania, Antarctica, Mauritania, Moldova, New Caledonia, Colombia, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Belarus, Denmark, El Salvador, Botswana, Austria, Gabon, Netherlands, Greece, Brazil, Ukraine, Morocco, Eswatini, United Arab Emirates, Mali, Timor-Leste, Lithuania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Åland Islands, Mozambique, Italy, Greenland, Cyprus, Belgium, Afghanistan, Micronesia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Iran, Marshall Islands, Benin, Djibouti, St. Martin, Antigua & Barbuda, Vanuatu, Heard & McDonald Islands, Finland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Costa Rica, Slovakia, Western Sahara, Seychelles, Germany, Ireland, Nicaragua, Niger, Czechia, Bermuda, Azerbaijan, St. Kitts & Nevis, Vatican City, Tonga, Haiti, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Turkey, Egypt, Spain, North Macedonia, Cuba, Chad, American Samoa, Madagascar, Latvia, Guadeloupe, South Korea, Anguilla, Georgia, Togo, Ghana, Faroe Islands, Luxembourg, Bolivia, Palestine, Singapore, Taiwan, Iraq, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Nepal, North Korea, Malaysia, Algeria
Think it might have been easier to tell me which ones weren't blocked? Anyway, I'm not all that fussed about it. I almost want to boycott anything Sony related now though -- not that I have any of their products, lol. Someone told me that if my videos were theoretically monetized they would get all the credit while I wouldn't get anything. Think that's some BS right there.
Just thought that was a neat story and wanted to share it.
Those blocked territories --
Congo, really? Do they even have internet in some of these listed areas?
Goodness gracious. What is the world coming to? We have these copyright claims automated by bots, Xbox Gamertags going the way of Discord where nothing is unique, participation trophies... I shudder to to think what's next.