After Apple issued a number of copyright claims, YouTube took down an archival channel containing a whole lot 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 nicely over three copyright strikes — the utmost variety 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 in opposition to 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 at the moment 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, inside coaching movies, and rather more. Gold was shortly flooded with DMCA notices after the positioning’s launch, leading to its content material and the movies uploaded to Vimeo getting taken down. (You may nonetheless view an archived model of the web site right here.)
And sure, whereas this archived content material is Apple’s mental property, the corporate doesn’t precisely do the perfect job of creating its historical past available to followers. It looks as if the closest factor we’ll get to an official archive associated to the corporate is the small, however rising Steve Jobs Archive, which comprises emails, movies, and voice clips highlighting snippets of Jobs’ life. The location was launched in September by Jobs’ family and friends — not by Apple.