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Toei flags over 150 YouTube fan videos in copyright sweep

Anime Fans Express Their Dismay With Toei Animation And YouTuber Support Totally Not Mark, who has over 600,000 subscribers, as his story of having over 150 videos on his channel flagged and taken down for copyright infringement spread through the online community. The digital content creator released a video response on Tuesday, in which he claimed that any appearance of Toei properties such as dragonball and A play in these videos fall under fair use – and that nine of the deleted videos drew clips without any studio footage.

Totally Not Mark points out that YouTube’s process to appeal copyright claims can take months per video, meaning it would take 37 years of cumulative effort to get all of its purged content back on the platform. -shape, while losing ad revenue and audience building opportunities. In his response, he calls on other fans and creators to boycott Toei titles, especially the highly anticipated Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes film, out of solidarity.

“Toei actually told us that they have a gun to each person’s head covering their material and if they want to, whatever the content, they can pull the trigger whenever they want with no repercussions,” claims TNM, adding a pointed note to YouTube that instead of removing the dislike button, the platform should help its creators by overhauling the “outrageously slow and corrupt” appeals process that these companies routinely take advantage of , openly and deliberately”.

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