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YouTube responds to Content Creators Coalition takedown claim


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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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