Chronology of an exceptional case (for the record)
- Youtube immediately suspends my account upon receiving multiple simultaneous false copyright claims of an individual (claiming he holds the rights to colorized editions of various public domain movies, without legalizing his claim through copyright registry).
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April 15, 2021:
- I send the following e-mail to the claimant:
'To whom it may concern;
I'm informed by Google that my Youtube account is suspended due to your copyright claim.
You may have taken part in colorizing these movies. However, unless you fulfill the legal and financial requirements of owning the copyright of the colorized edition - and the restored edition of the original movie that you used to start with- , you can not claim so (adding a copyright graph to the video credits does not entitle you to that right).
Being a person familiar with such issues, I would like to ask you to send me the proof of ownership for the copyright of these movies, and/or remove your claim. I'll be waiting for your reply and/or action before contacting Youtube on this issue.