So though I have only posted a small handful of videos on my YouTube account, and those videos do not have monetization enabled, I am seeing claims on them in my account.

I wasn’t notified of these claims by email or any other medium that I can find, and the videos were not taken down, nor is my account in bad standing.

Here’s what it looks like in my Video Manager panel:

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Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 5.45.28 PMAs you can see, there is an option to dispute the claims, but as YouTube can summarily dismiss your channel if you run afoul of too many copyright notices. I’m not sure if disputing a claim and having that dispute struck down counts as a strike, so I’m hesitant to do it.

This isn’t a big deal for me, but for people who are making a lot of money off a lot of videos on YouTube, it’s probably a bit whack-a-mole-y. IMO it’s just going to push more people towards streaming instead of offering videos on demand. (And, regardless of the fact that YouTube is opening streaming to the masses this month, I’ll bet that Twitch will end up being the beneficiary.)



BioWare has dated the long-promised and recently teased final Mass Effect 2 DLC mission, “Mass Effect: Arrival,” for release across Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and (for PC) on Tuesday, March 29. The add-on will be available for $7 (£5.49) or the equivalent platform currency.

Leading players into this holiday’s Mass Effect 3, “Arrival” will see Commander Shepard “sent to the edge of the galaxy to rescue an undercover operative who may have evidence of an imminent Reaper invasion.” Admiral Hackett (voiced by Lance Henriksen) will make a return appearance.

I’m looking forward to the conclusion of one of the best games I’ve ever played, and certainly the bearer of what I think is the best video game trailer ever created (which is of course below).

If you can think of one better, argue your case. :)