[YGO: TAS] CardGamesFTW Terminated from YouTube… Again

February 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 11 Comments
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Marik feels a dark force welling up inside him in episode 89

Banned. Suspended. Terminated. Call it whatever you want, but it’s happened once again to Little Kuriboh’s YouTube account, CardGamesFTW. Visiting the channel will present you with an all-too-familiar message: “YouTube account CardGamesFTW has been terminated because we received multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement.” Who’s the culprit behind this egregious undertaking? Nihon Ad Systems, Inc. (NAS), one of the Japanese production companies behind the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. More specifically, it was the company’s “bot,” as LK calls it, that was responsible.

Little Kuriboh has confirmed that CardGamesFTW had received one too many strikes, leading to its termination. Two days ago, some of LK’s videos were yanked from YouTube, resulting in at least one strike for the account. Earlier today, the account received its final strike. Coincidentally, the incident occurred mere moments after Little Kuriboh uploaded “A BRIEF HISTORY OF TRISTAN.” The video, which he later played for the audience attending his live stream, contains only original artwork by indecisivepancake and was unlikely to have been the recipient of the third strike that brought down the channel.

In the meantime, LK encourages his fans to check out another of his YouTube accounts, Ninjabridge. “Until my main account comes back, this will be my alternate,” he wrote in a bulletin post on that channel.

Even though Little Kuriboh notes that having a terminated account restored is a relatively straightforward (albeit time-consuming) process these days, one can’t help but wonder what the exact circumstances are that keep leading to these account deletions. Are the same videos being repeatedly marked as copyright violations for the exact same reason by the same process (“bot”) each time? If so, aren’t there any provisions in place to prevent these “double jeopardy” occurrences? A user should not have to go through the tiresome task of filing a counter-notification every time his video is removed, only to risk having it marked as a violation for the same reason once it’s restored. Certainly these situations couldn’t be happening… right?

Perhaps it’s time Little Kuriboh consider leaving YouTube. Yes, fans are irritated by these events, but one can only imagine how devastated LK must feel each time he realizes that another one of his videos has been pulled from YouTube. Are these incidents taking their toll on the man himself? And where would he go to share his videos with his fans if not YouTube? Fortunately, we already have an answer to that second question: Blip.tv.

The official Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged Blip.tv channel already houses every YGOTAS episode as well as all of LK’s major video projects. And while both YouTube and Blip.tv have some similarities, only the latter offers direct downloading of the original videos and provides an avenue for iTunes distribution. Additionally, Blip.tv allows all of a channel’s videos to be shared using one embedded player, a feature that the official YGOTAS fansite takes full advantage of.

So while CardGamesFTW remains out of commission for the next few days or weeks, take comfort in knowing that there’s already another official and fantastic source with Little Kuriboh’s videos. My YGOTAS downloads and streams pages have all of the respective links. And if LK does one day decide to leave YouTube and make Blip.tv his primary home, we’ll understand, won’t we? After all, LK only wants to share his works with the world and make others laugh — preferably without being hassled.

Related posts:
CardGamesFTW’s Triumphant Return to YouTube
CardGamesFTW Terminated from YouTube
CardGamesFTW vs. YouTube’s Content ID System II: Blocked Videos Return
CardGamesFTW vs. YouTube’s Content ID System: Headaches for Little Kuriboh


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  1. Hurray for Lawful Evil! The only evil where the law allows you to be a dick!

  2. It’s not the same videos getting flagged, from what I can see. And it’s definitely a bot, because it’s like a half dozen of them being hit at the *exact same time*, while others are left untouched. And because of that, the ones the bots hit all count as a single strike against me, despite it being several videos.

    It’s all very silly and abusable.

  3. Oh I have no doubt that it’s some automated process. I just personally hesitate to call it a bot because that brings images of uncontrolled, mechanical mayhem to my mind. The fact that this process is picking out certain videos to delete at certain times and other videos to delete at later times shows me that there are people on the other end trying to tweak it to better detect infringing videos — and apparently not doing a very good job at it, since you keep getting hit. It’s good to hear that it’s not the same videos getting deleted though.

  4. Oh yeah, the one-strike-multiple-videos thing? Look on the bright side: at least you only need to file one counter-notification to restore multiple videos!



  6. Ninjabrige is down too. It was taken down for the same reason and almost the same people (NAS and TV Tokyo). Those bots need to come down.

  7. Ugh, I know, it’s awful. This post, by the way, is about the account termination back in February. I did a mini write-up about the most recent deletion incidents here.

  8. God it’s happining again! I just went on to watch something and there terminated!

  9. Bah. :(
    Did another mini write-up about the latest ban.

  10. What the @#$% is up wid nas i meen yugioh is a loved anime how is it copyright? the should be glad they get this populicity however u spell that

  11. noah, its copyrighted because the people who made it want to make money off it, though i do believe the bannings are a bit much

    this is youtube people.

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