Windows Related Videos Are Inadvertently Targeted For Removal On YouTube By Microsoft

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Few hours back, some Microsoft Windows related YouTube videos were removed from YouTube. In fact, popular Windows 8.1 tutorial video by Scott Hanselman who is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft was also removed. Actually they were inadvertently targeted for removal because there were stolen product keys embedded in the comments section. Microsoft is looking at the YouTube notices and they have already taken steps to reinstate legit video content and are working towards a better solution to targeting stolen IP.

Microsoft provided the following statement regarding this issue,

While we are still investigating the recent YouTube takedown notices, it appears some of these videos were inadvertently targeted for removal because there were stolen product keys embedded in the comments section of the videos. Our intention was not to target legitimate YouTube content and we are sorry for the impact this has had. We have already taken steps to reinstate legitimate video content and are working towards a better solution to targeting stolen IP while respecting legitimate content.

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