YouTube responds to Content Creators Coalition takedown claim


Yesterday, we reported on the claim by the US Content Creators Coalition (c3) that YouTube had removed one of its spoof ads protesting about the company’s music-licensing.

The video was later returned to the service. Now YouTube has made a statement putting its side of the story.

“We never removed this video or any video on this channel from YouTube,” a spokesperson told Music Ally. “The video in question was briefly prevented from running as an advertisement on our systems, due to a payment issue. That issue has been resolved and the video is again running as an advertisement.”

The video in question takes its cues from Apple’s famous ‘I’m a Mac, I’m a PC’ commercials, personifying YouTube and generic audio-streaming services. c3 took the unusual step of spending money to run the campaign as advertisements on YouTube itself.

Stuart Dredge

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