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Popular YouTuber’s Channel Terminated Due to False Copyright Strikes: How Trolls Exploit YouTube’s Policies


Kelsey Weekman

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 13, 2023   Updated on Jul 26, 2023, 5:30 pm CDT


This story was originally published on Passionfruit.

Trolls seem to have threatened yet another creator’s livelihood with fraudulent copyright strikes—this time the target is an influencer whose literal job is to upload uncredited music. 

YouTuber Jay Kay tweeted that his channel was terminated after he received false copyright strikes for music he used in his videos. This is exceptionally wild because he’s a member of the “lostwave” community who uploads songs without title or artist information in hopes of popularizing them enough to find their original creator. 

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*First Published: Jun 13, 2023, 1:18 pm CDT