It's Official: YouTube Affiliate Channels Subject To New Copyright Claims - And it's temporarily crippling some of the most popular channels on the platform. Check out this article from Tubefilter
Our biggest story of the week has concerned the recent wave of ContentID claims against gaming YouTube channels. We initially reported that the changes would be tied to a new monetization review system for multi-channel networks that was set to debut in January. The story changed on December 10th, however, when thousands of videos across the site were flagged by ContentID.
The result has been chaos. Twitter has exploded, response videos are popping up en masse, and some creators are halting production on their videos as they try to figure out which claims are legitimate and which ones come from patent trolls or unrelated third parties.
- See more at: http://www.tubefilter.com/2013/12/11/youtube-official-statement-contentid-claims/#sthash.hCsClSRJ.dpuf