Apple Issues Takedown Order for Popular YouTube Channel That Archived WWDC Keynotes

Apple has issued multiple takedown orders for a popular YouTube channel amongst Apple fans that archived past WWDC keynotes.

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The channel owner, Brendan Shanks, shared the news on Twitter alongside screenshots from YouTube with notices of the DMCA takedown orders. The channel, "Apple WWDC Videos," contained hundreds of videos of past WWDC keynotes and is now disabled after it received three copyright violations.

On Apple Podcasts, Apple does provide a catalog of past keynotes and events to watch, with the oldest being the original iPhone's launch in 2007, but it's not a comprehensive archive. Shank says he's in the process of uploading the original video files from the channel to Internet Archive.

Top Rated Comments

Spike1999 Avatar
20 months ago
Thats ridiculous, he was just archiving them and preserving history ffs…
Score: 129 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pezimak Avatar
20 months ago
What possible reason does Apple have to do this? Seems a bit petty if you ask me and not a good look for the company.
Score: 90 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stormz Avatar
20 months ago
Apple have turned into the company they once differentiated themselves against. I remember when I used to like or even love this company. Now I buy their products while suppressing a mild loathing for the company. I wonder if this is an inevitable consequence of money and power?
Score: 84 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haidcar Avatar
20 months ago
Nice, eliminate free marketing videos that were hosted. people who watched these videos are apple true core fans.
Score: 83 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Squuiid Avatar
20 months ago
Apple is making some pretty terrible decisions as of late.
Score: 78 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McWetty Avatar
20 months ago
If the YouTuber was monetizing the videos, I can understand the takedown. But if it was simply for posterity, that’s really petty of Apple.
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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