Japanese TV broadcaster apologizes after her Sekiro livestream sparks wave of copyright claims on YouTube
YouTube’s content identification system can be quite unstable and today it caused quite a few people headaches after a Sekiro: Shadows die twice Live broadcast by a popular Japanese TV announcer.
Risa Unai, known for her work on the Japanese television channel TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) and for her passion for gaming, took to Twitter to apologize after TBS began claiming copyrights to a large number of videos of the game. FromSoftware’s game through the automated content identification system. .
Unai-san, who often streams games on his channel. UNAPON GAMES including Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Elden Ringand many more, just streamed a bunch of games from sekiro a couple of days ago, but apparently YouTube’s content identification system interpreted it as TBS copyrighted material and started issuing claims to unsuspecting YouTubers, including videos that were years old and even in other languages. This was apparently caused by an accidental change to the video’s content ID settings.
Since then, the announcer has removed your own video and took to Twitter apologize,
“I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident to the developer FromSoftware and everyone who posted videos. While I was changing the thumbnail, title, etc., I also accidentally changed the content id. This is now fixed. Again, I apologize. “
Unai-san goes on to explain that he wanted to explain the situation as soon as possible and make amends, so he posted on his personal account. Thankfully, it appears the issue was caught and resolved fairly quickly, and hopefully the affected YouTubers will be able to remove the claims as soon as possible.
If you’re not familiar with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, it’s available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and you can read our review. Our Josepth Allen praised the game’s “crisp combat, unparalleled world-building, and masterful movement mechanics,” adding that it “brings a brutal and savage new life to action games.”