YouTube Deletes 29,549 Videos after Japanese Complaints

In what must be one of the biggest mass removals of YouTube content, the video sharing site just pulled down 29,549 clips after a demand from a group of Japanese media companies. The group claimed that TV, music and movies had been uploaded without permission from the copyright holders. But as they usually do, YouTube reacted quickly to avoid a potential lawsuit.

The Tokyo-based Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers represents 23 Japanese media companies, and spokesperson Fumiyuki Asakura says they were found during “research” (a.k.a. playing around on YouTube) earlier this month – he also said that YouTube deleted the clips as soon as they were notified.


(via Mashable)


Akina fanboy since 14. Still undecided which are his top ten favourite Akina tracks as it's mission impossible. Digs "Everlasting Love" a whole lot more than the average Akina fan.

5 thoughts on “YouTube Deletes 29,549 Videos after Japanese Complaints

  1. haha. i think we contributed something to those figures. we’re now part of history in the making. LOL.

  2. Yes, we all did, but it’s not like many of them are for sale anywhere anyway. They are old TV programs that are collecting dust in the archives.

    If those companies released them as DVDs for sale, then I can understand why it is an infringement. However, if it revives the memories that help translate into "Best" album sales, then isn’t it more beneficial to them?

    They need to see the larger picture.

  3. Darn… all those video deleted from my list =( I knew it was coming, and I even sent you a little message remember? =P Anyways, nice page and videos Danny. Cheers

  4. Yeah.. more bah!!! i had many on my faves from akina.. and its sad i dont have em now.. what can we do? :(… we should do a video sharing forum 😛 he he

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