Copyright law is a bitch. Just ask Rand Paul’s newly launched presidential campaign whose video “Stand With Rand: Kentucky” just got pulled from YouTube on copyright grounds. YouTube’s Content ID system flagged a song in the video by country singer John Rich. “Sorry about that,” says the YouTube page now.
Some people on the Internet haven't been too sympathetic to the YouTubers whose livelihoods have been affected by YouTube's recent Content ID sweeps. Boohoo, they say. Get a real job.
YouTube's automated copyright takedown system is nothing if not robust, often to the point of head-shaking ridiculousness. But even though the company's trigger-happy Content ID isn't going away any time soon, it's at least getting a much-needed kick in the pants.