Youtube have rejected Terry Cavanagh’s copyright appeal on his own game

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Back in December Terry Cavanagh, developer of VVVVVV received a strange message from Youtube; they’d taken down the trailer for his game because they said it infringed on copyright for a song he owned. An odd mistake for Youtube to make but they’re a huge company and mistakes are made.

Cavanagh filed an appeal.

A month on and Youtube responded, rejecting his claim.

This was the original problem back in December:

And now:

Cavanagh owns the rights to use the SoulEye music in VVVVVV yet someone has filed a copyright claim against the video anyway. Despite being the game’s creator, video uploader, and rights holder Youtube has sided with the complainant instead of him. A ridiculous situation.

We’ve emailed Youtube for comment.