A new round of copyright claims have hit many YouTubers who use certain audio and video from SEGA games in their uploads. The Content ID claims have come from a Japanese company called eLicense, and some have speculated the company might either be acting independently from SEGA or acting on SEGA’s behalf to file the claims.
However, according to a tweet by SEGA today, it appears to be the former.
@RealYoshiller eLicense is acting independently and Sega intends to take the necessary action to stop their claims on YouTube.
— SEGA (@SEGA) February 5, 2015