Vent/Rant: The Youtube Copyright System

*Sigh* You know, I absolutely wished things like this would never happen. For those who don’t know, YouTube has a TERRIBLE copyright system. Essentially, anyone can accuse anyone of copyright infringement, even if it’s fair use.

For those who are still new to the internet, Fair Use is an exception to the copyright law whenever someone uses the content for reviewing, parody, or what-have-you.

However, there’s one thing about the copyright system on YouTube. Let me elaborate on what I said a bit ago. YouTube has a flagging system, one of the options is to flag it for Copyright infringement if you are the content owner. About anyone can flag it for this reason, even with Fair Use in effect.

This happens quite a bit, sadly. A famous instance of this is “The Gary’s Incident Incident”, where a well-known YouTuber known as TotalBiscut reviewed the badly-made game “Gary’s Incident”. In case if you’re wondering, the game really is bad. Like, “Sonic 0’6” bad, with all the glitches and exploits in the game because the developer was too lazy or something to actually code it.

Anyways, let’s just say the developer got really mad at this review, despite the fact it’s Fair Use. So guess what he did.

I’ll give you a moment to guess.

He flagged the video for copyright because it was saying bad (Yet, mostly true) things about his own game. Yeah, is this guy immature or what? He can’t even accept complaints or constructive criticism.

Now, let’s go to another example/the event that made me want to write the article.

The “Cool Cat” Incident, as I like to call it. When a simple YouTube Channel known as “I Hate Everything” which mainly reviews those bad straight-to-DVD-movies you see at those random stores, as well as the occasional video game, a simple top 5/10, what-have-you, reviewed the bottom of the deepest point of the sea of terrible movies, the “Educational” and “Anti-bullying” film, (Man, I don’t even want to say it’s name…) “Cool Cat Saves The Children”. (You can tell this guy, Dereck “Daddy Dereck” Savage, wasn’t even trying from reading the title.)

“I Hate Everything” did a sort of live reaction video and a review. And “poor” Daddy Dereck was so hurt, he flagged the video, removing it from the internet.

What happened afterward? He sent a really mean tweet to IHE (I Hate Everything) calling them “Troll Punks”. There are so many things wrong with this I don’t even know. He’s doing an action that’s considered “Bullying” despite him making a “Anti-bullying” film. Oh yeah, this man is what, 30+ years old? That’s something immature and embarrassing for a 30+ year-old. Heck, that sounds just like a 5-year old yelling and screaming over losing a game of tag!

So… after hearing ’bout that, wanna start a rebellion against the Flagging system YouTube presents? ‘Cause I want to!  NGGGGGAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

*Calms down*


I guess there are two lessons to be learned from this.

Don’t act immature and accept criticism, no matter what.




One thought on “Vent/Rant: The Youtube Copyright System

  1. What really sucks about Youtube’s copyright policy is how inconsistent it is. Stuff gets taken down on flimsy grounds whilst some channels upload entire anime shows without punishment.

    I can see some people leaving the platform if things get worse, especially now that they are being stingy with ad revenue.

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