The Lofi music stream program of Lofi Girl channel recently suddenly ended after 2 years of continuous broadcasting on YouTube due to copyright issues.
On July 10, the stream “lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to” was suddenly stopped on the YouTube platform, which means that this is the longest video in history. With a total length of 20,843 hours 43 minutes 51 seconds, the video has received 668 million views and 7.7 million likes.
And yet, another stream of the channel with a terrible length of 20,772 hours and 51 minutes and 34 seconds was also stopped. Both videos began to be broadcast in early 2020, broadcast continuously for the past 2 years and have never been interrupted, until July 10.
It is a pity for Lofi music followers that they cannot watch these 2 videos again because they have exceeded the allowed time of YouTube. Specifically, with an unverified account, only a maximum of 15 minutes of video can be saved, with a vip or verified account up to 12 hours and not exceeding 256GB.
Many questions have been raised about the reason for stopping the broadcast of these two streams. On Twitter, Lofi Girl’s official account confirmed that: the cause is copyright infringement.
“The lofi radio broadcast has been taken down for alleged false piracy. Hopefully YouTube will deal with this soon. It may take 24-48 hours for everything to return to normal. We are very sorry for the unfortunate incident.”
The channel management team said that they have been working with Youtube to resolve this issue, however, more than a day after stopping broadcasting, both videos have not been restored.
This is not the first time that the channel has encountered a copyright issue, but previously, the channel’s predecessor, Chilled Cow, in early 2020 also had problems. The reason given by YouTube is also due to copyright infringement of many other artists.
This video is over 13,000 hours long.
However, after the work process, YouTube apologized and admitted that this was due to their negligence, the livestream has continued to broadcast to this day.
According to The Verge, Lofi Girl channel has made agreements with many artists to use their work and broadcast on livestream, however, the channel itself does not have all the copyrights of the products they use.
This has impacted ContentID, an extremely clever YouTube tool that helps copyright holders and record labels “beat” channels that use unauthorized audio. This tool has the ability to identify 1 in a thousand copyrighted songs, thereby forcing the entire video to be taken down. Not to mention, with a broadcast time in years like Lofi Girl, the risk of being touched is even higher.
Below Lofi Girl’s post on Twitter, the YouTube team also responded that they are actively reviewing and fixing this issue as quickly as possible.
Netizens’ reactions to this issue are mostly humorous, such as:
“She finally finished her studies.”
“Hopefully she gets good marks in the exam.”
“She probably has enough time to do all the homework for 12 years.”
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