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Persona videos being taken off Youtube by Russian sketch actress

Monday, 9th September 2013 00:21 GMT By Ewan Miller

Over the last couple of days video Let’s Plays, gameplay clips and even the soundtracks of Persona games have been taken down off Youtube due to copyright claims of a channel alledgedly owned by a Russian sketch comedian and news presenter.

Entire accounts have been terminated by Youtube over the copyright disputes, including that of Slayer0 and TheUltimateOneJPS, which hosted remixes of Persona music. Others, such as this Persona music hosting channel have had to delete all their videos to prevent being deleted.

Additionally, it seems that various Russian accounts have been uploading some the suspended accounts’ higher rated videos.

In addition to stealing videos, apparently the practice is also used as a fishing exercise, as part of the copyright claim dispute process involves exposing your real name, address and phone number to the other party involved in the dispute.

Although the channel disputing the copyright claims does consist entirely of videos from the Russian actress Svetlana Daw, including her sizzle reel, there’s no evidence as of yet that the 37-year-old “parodistka” is behind these underhanded copyright disputes.

Hopefully Atlus can help sort things out with Youtube and assist everyone in getting their channels restored.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  1. Biscuitpants

    fit!!

    #1 10 months ago
  2. JGMR

    Absolute lunacy

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Key

    If the youtube account is a fake they really went out of their way to make it appear real.

    Here is some VK.com (seems to be a facebook like site) account that claims to be her linking to the youtube page.

    http://vk.com/id81526867?w=wall81526867_522

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Ewan Miller

    Yeah. It seems the copyright disputes might be autogenerated from a Russian celebrity photo site she’s partway affiliated with called Persona. Don’t have any hard evidence about that yet though so I didn’t put it in.

    I wonder how hard it is for those channels to be reinstated if the users deleted their videos. Does Google keep a backup? Because I doubt most Youtubers do, considering the space constraints.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Djoenz

    Ok @5 is just being racist. Ban that ass.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. ChandlerL

    I don’t think Russian is a race, mate. ;)

    #6 10 months ago
  7. savages

    #7 arent jews also not a race? Yet hitler killed them including 27 million russians apparently because they werent european enough according to nazism. So plz shut up about whats racist and what isnt.

    Its really annoying how just because its a russian women people start to attack russians and russia, and what would be if it would be american or british star? All would focus on the person not on the people or nation which the person is coming from. Racist Hypocrites.

    #7 10 months ago