Bungie has confirmed that it has not ordered the copyright strikes currently affecting the Destiny YouTube community.
A number of channels have been impacted by these strikes, but Bungie said in a tweet (below) that while it is aware of the issue, “these actions are not being taken at the request of Bungie or our partners.”
It also said its own channels have been hit by the copyright claims, and a popular lore explanation channel, My Name is Byf, has also been hit.
We are aware of a number of takedowns for copyright infringement on YouTube and are actively investigating them. This includes content on our own Bungie Channels.
These actions are NOT taken at the request of Bungie or our partners. Please wait for future updates.
– Bungie (@Bungie) March 20, 2022
This and the other channels feature Bungie proprietary music from the Destiny games, although the developer’s own copyright policies do not make clear whether this is an infringement.
Per its IP and Branding Guidelines, Bungie “strongly supports our community’s efforts to produce non-commercial content using video images, footage, music, sounds, dialogue, or other assets from our games, subject to certain conditions.”
It adds: “Players can create videos featuring Destiny gameplay that can be uploaded to third-party sharing services like YouTube. of the content in the video was created by the player.”
Bungie said in the tweet that it is actively investigating the issue and will provide future updates when they become available.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally thinks about tweeting @thelastdinsdale.
https://www.ign.com/articles/destiny-copyright-takedowns-youtube-not-happening-at-request-of-bungie Destiny copyright takedowns on YouTube are not “at the request of Bungie.”