If you’re one of the people who’ve uploaded Sonic Boom TV episodes or clips, take heed because SEGA is about to throw down the YouTube claim hammer.
In a post on the SEGA Blog today, Sonic the Hedgehog social media manager Aaron Webber wrote, “Soon, a small handful of you may be getting messages from us on YouTube about your ability to upload and maintain certain Sonic Boom TV show content. Don’t panic! We’re not the kind of bullies that want to have your accounts damaged or your rings stolen just because you like the Sonic series.
“In the short term, we’ll be sending some letters to people who have uploaded full episodes of Sonic Boom TV Show content, so that they can remove them without needing to worry about getting a copyright strike on their account. Users who don’t remove them on their own will have them taken down.”
This is actually a pretty cool way of dealing with copyright claims, and it would be great if more companies sent notices and messages to those people to remove them before they issue copyright notices through YouTube, which can damage a person’s YouTube standing and possibly even have it closed altogether.