After Apple filed several copyright claims, YouTube removed an archive channel containing hundreds of decades-old videos from past Apple Worldwide Developer Conferences (WWDC). Brendan Shanksthe owner of the Apple WWDC video channel says his account has been permanently disabled after more than three copyright infringement warnings – the maximum number of violations that you can incur before YouTube deletes your account.
In screenshots of emails shared by Shanks, Apple has filed a number of takedown requests against its videos, some dating back to the early 2000s. Shanks says he still has all the original video files and descriptions and is currently trying to edit the content. to the Internet archive. Apple did not immediately respond The edge‘s request for comment.
The now-defunct website featured a huge treasure trove of old Apple ads, WWDC sessions, in-house training videos, and much more. Gold was quickly flooded with DMCA notices after the site’s launch, which resulted in the removal of content and videos uploaded to Vimeo. (You can still view an archived version of the website here.)
And yes, while this archived content is Apple’s intellectual property, the company doesn’t really go out of its way to make its history readily available to fans. It seems that the small but growing Steve Jobs archive is the closest thing to an official archive related to the company, containing emails, videos and voice clips highlighting snippets from Jobs’s life. The site was launched in September by friends and family of Jobs, not Apple.
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