Apple has had a fan-owned YouTube Channel devoted to archiving its earlier builders conferences closed down. The corporate used copyright claims to take down the channel, which was named “Apple WWDC Movies.”
Earlier than its deletion, “Apple WWDC” movies contained a whole lot of clips and movies associated to Apple’s earlier conferences. A few of the movies’ content material was a long time outdated, and featured keynotes offered by the late Steve Jobs.
Brendan Shanks, who owned the channel, took to Twitter to flag up what Apple had executed. Shanks posted the phrases “Congratulations Apple, you took down my YouTube channel containing a whole lot of…20-year outdated WWDC movies. Wouldn’t need anybody studying about Mac OS X, Darwin, Aqua, or WebObjects.”
Whereas copyright claims generally consequence within the removing of a single video, it appears the sheer quantity filed towards Shanks’ channel resulted in YouTube closing it utterly. Apple additionally owns the rights to the footage, so there is no such thing as a probability of an attraction going Shanks’ approach.
Apple has not launched a press release, so it isn’t instantly clear why it felt the necessity to goal a channel containing outdated convention footage. The tech large has made related strikes earlier than, having taken down an Apple-themed net archive again in 2020.
Regardless of the channel’s closure, Shanks hasn’t been deterred. He claims he nonetheless has the entire footage and is within the strategy of shifting it over to the Web Archive — although that might take a while. The household of former Apple chief Steve Jobs additionally maintains an archive which incorporates clips of the entrepreneur talking, chosen emails, and different data of Jobs’ time at Apple.
Supply: Brendan Shanks