Lofi Girl is back online after ‘abusive’ copyright strikes

Sharanya Sinha
Sharanya Sinha July 12, 2022
Updated 2022/07/24 at 8:43 PM

Later this week, YouTube slammed popular radio channel Lofi Girl for what it called fake and “offensive” copyright notices. The broadcasts of this channel, which has been in operation for more than two years, resumed today after a break on July 10. The removal was due to a Digital Copyright Act (TMCA) request from FMC Music Sdn Bhd Malaysia. YouTube quickly removed the warning, but Lofi Girl used the incident to demand tighter controls on the popular operating system. Operator Lofi Girl (formerly ChilledCow) tweeted a copy of the DMCA takedown notice for his lo-fi rap double “Beats To Relax/Study To” on Sunday. A day later, YouTube officially confirmed this statement.

“Removal requests are illegal [and] the complainant’s [sic] account has been suspended,” the organization said, adding that it has restored the video but it may take 24 to 48 hours for the channel to return to normal. Lofi Girl resumed operations on July 21 at noon. Luffy’s daughter pointed out that this is not the first time a video has been mistakenly deleted. In 2020, YouTube briefly removed the stream for violating its terms of service, later calling it a mistake. The channel was shut down in 2017 due to copyright infringement regarding the use of the Studio Ghibli clip Whispers of the Heart. Lofi Girl told TechCrunch that in this case, she should have all the rights to broadcast her lo-fi beats without legal trouble — in fact, the record label told a Malaysian news agency that hackers are using her channel to post alerts. The Verge has reached out to the label for confirmation. In a series of tweets following YouTube’s announcement, Lofi Geer complained that YouTube’s system leaves creators open to false claims. We are shocked and disappointed that there is still no protection or manual verification of these false claims.

A still of the Lofi Girl animation of a girl doing homework

After all, this is not entirely in our control, and the tragic area is that it is not possible to review and prevent it. “We are positive. We hope that using changes in the reporting system may print to prevent a repetition of this situation and consider all content creators against this threat. ”FMC had your own YouTube account to send copyright strikes, but YouTube allowed a transparent transformation standard. Last month, the flower complained about a YouTuber, who reportedly created an account that one of the contractors reflects and issued dozens of print strikes against other creators, trying to create a reputation of the company suppressing the company. In this case, the Rub reputation helped them quickly press them on the internet.

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