“DEE TEE BEE! DEE TEE BEE! ALL YOUR VIDEOS HAVE BEEN DELETED!”
Yes, my dedicated fan, it’s true: my world-renowned YouTube channel was taken down due to multiple copyright claims made by “Aiplex Software Pvt Ltd.” on the morning of Monday, February 19, 2018. Since I know what you’re thinking right now, yes, I am still making highlight videos.
Since your thoughts are so predictable, I will also answer the second question that resides in your mind: yes, I very much desire to have my channel back. I am currently exploring my options for getting my YouTube account restored and my videos reinstated, although if you’re reading this in the distant future and the videos are all still missing, I apologize for having failed in my quest.
A little more background: I received two copyright strikes from the same Aiplex company in the summer of 2017. After reaching out to them via email, I received fourteen more copyright notices, all of them on compilation videos from the 2016-17 season, so I deleted those videos in order to save my channel (more gory details can be found at this post. This time around, I received 39 strikes in rapid succession, all on videos that were uploaded at the beginning of the season (I suspect the takedowns were issued sequentially in the order I uploaded the videos), plus one compilation video that was uploaded in September (this one). Before I was even give a chance to react, my channel was gone, and with it, a significant chunk of the available video content on some of the scrubbiest scrubs and role-playeriest role-players that have graced the NBA hardwood since 2012.
I am putting these figures here so I don’t forget them: 79,000 subscribers, 7,500 videos, 80,000,000 lifetime views, five and a half years.
Thanks for reading. Highlights will never die.
-DTB and Japurri Purrker