YouTube Apologizes to Lofi Girl and Reinstates the Channel
YouTube has announced that it will reinstate livestreams that were previously removed due to a fraudulent copyright claim. These livestreams were uploaded by Lofi Girl, a YouTube channel that is known for her continuous calming music videos. The tweet from YouTube states that it may take up to 48 hours for videos that were incorrectly removed to be made available again.
Lofi Girl, whose music is frequently used by people looking for tunes to study to or wind down with, operates two streams: the “lofi hip hop radio — beats to relax/study to” stream and the “lofi hip hop radio — beats to sleep/chill to” stream. Both of these streams play lo-fi versions of hip hop music.
On Sunday, the Lofi Girl Twitter account announced that the two livestreams had been taken down because they violated copyright regulations.
“The lofi radios have been taken down because of false copyright strikes, hopefully @YouTubeCreators @YouTube will sort this quickly…” Lofi Girl tweeted.
On Monday, many people demonstrated their support for Lofi Girl by using the hashtag #BringBackLofiGirl. In addition, some voiced their disapproval of the copyright strike regulations implemented by YouTube.
confirmed the takedown requests were abusive & terminated the claimants account 😔 we’ve resolved the strikes + reinstated your vids – it can sometimes take 24-48 hours for everything to be back to normal! so sorry this happened & thx for your patience as we sorted it out ❤️🩹— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) July 11, 2022
YouTube is undoubtedly the most important video platform available on the internet. Each day, hundreds of people spend hours upon hours watching videos on YouTube, which cover a wide range of topics from informative to entertaining. In addition, it has developed throughout the years, gaining features like YouTube Shorts and becoming into a streaming platform that is competitive with Twitch.
But live streams on YouTube aren’t just for long-term endeavors like finishing video games or hosting chat sessions anymore. Some streams are designed to be background noise, creating an aural comfort zone for those who are listening to them. One of the most well-known of them is called LoFi Hip Hop Radio, and it has been experiencing some issues as of late.