After Apple issued a number of copyright claims, YouTube took down an archival channel containing tons of of decades-old movies from previous Apple Worldwide Developer Conferences (WWDC). Brendan Shanks, the proprietor of the Apple WWDC Movies channel, says his account’s been completely disabled after receiving properly over three copyright strikes — the maximum number of violations you may incur earlier than YouTube removes your account.
In screenshots of emails shared by Shanks, Apple issued quite a lot of takedown requests towards his movies, a few of which dated again to the early 2000s. Shanks says he nonetheless has all the unique video information and descriptions, and is presently attempting to get the content material over to the Web Archive. Apple didn’t instantly reply to The Verge’s request for remark.
The now-defunct web site contained an enormous trove of previous Apple advertisements, WWDC classes, inner coaching movies, and far more. Gold was quickly flooded with DMCA notices after the location’s launch, leading to its content material and the movies uploaded to Vimeo getting taken down. (You possibly can nonetheless view an archived model of the web site here.)
And sure, whereas this archived content material is Apple’s mental property, the corporate doesn’t precisely do one of the best job of constructing its historical past available to followers. It looks like the closest factor we’ll get to an official archive associated to the corporate is the small, but growing Steve Jobs Archive, which accommodates emails, movies, and voice clips highlighting snippets of Jobs’ life. The location was launched in September by Jobs’ family and friends — not by Apple.