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SEGA ‘to take necessary action’ to stop eLicense YouTube claims

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.

This isn’t the first time YouTubers have had trouble with their SEGA videos. In December 2012, SEGA began filing claims against Shining Force videos all across YouTube, and again several months later. Thankfully, SEGA got it all sorted out and said they wouldn’t be handling Content ID complaints anymore, which is why the recent issue caught everyone off-guard.

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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