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Last night I got an email from YouTube saying that my video "Animator vs. Animation II (original)" was disabled due to a copyright complaint by Joe Lafond.

WHO THE F$#% IS JOE LAFOND????

This made me so angry. At first I thought that this Joe Lafond was mistaking me for one of the hundreds of people who reposted Animator vs. Animation and its sequels, trying to protect the original owner without knowing that I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER.

But the process for submitting copyright claims in YouTube is pretty elaborate and risky for the person submitting so I really wonder WHY this person actually sent this copyright notice.

IT DOESNT SAY ANY REASON FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, NOR DOES IT GIVE ME ANYTHING ABOUT JOE LAFOND EXCEPT HIS NAME.

So I can send a counter notification, but it's risky because what if Joe Lafond is the owner of the Firefox logo, or the avast! program, or AOL? If it turns out he actually made a valid claim, I could actually have my YouTube account terminated. The only other option they give is to contact the person directly but like I said, ALL THEY GIVE ME IS HIS NAME, not his youtube username, his email, nothing.

This is a big deal for me because this video was the only one getting over 1 million views. You can see how its disabled here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxM1cn…

All I want to do is find out WHO sent this copyright claim and WHY.

So, I find myself very stuck. Any advice would really help.

Alan

::: EDIT :::

I have found Joe Lafond, turns out YouTube does give me his email address. I emailed him, he said it was all a mistake, but didn't say anything about retracting his copyright claim. Fishy.
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J-Feather Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
It seems to be working now
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Obsidian-Fate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
DasboSchitt, has the best work.
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Obsidian-Fate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Get Yoyo to deal wif him. XD
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Charleston-and-Itchy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I'd say, send him death threats for removing your video. :evillaugh:
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GoneCrazy-BackIn5 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] I may have found something. O_O
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La-gato-negro Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Email YouTube...
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Photography-Forever Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
E-mail YouTube NOW!
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Athena4925 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
actually there is a series by a guy named animator vs animation 1-3. i have two of the videos on my faves if you son't believe me
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Exodyus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I would discuss it with YouTube, seeing as you're the original creator of the Animation and should note than you do not claim to own any of those icons as they are to their respective ownership, etc...

You should also make note on your Youtube accounts and wherever else you have that hosted that you're not the original creator of the logos, etc. I can't imagine that some dumbass would do that though -- but dA is the home of retards and getting stuff removed because of express permissions.

So I can't say that it really surprises me.

Piss anyone off lately?
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Hyuuga-chi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist
I searched joe laford on google and the first thing that popped out was an article about a dead man O_O
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