Yesterday, Samsung filed a copyright claim on a viral video of a Grand Theft Auto V mod that turns the notoriously explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7 into, well, a bomb. The video got taken down, even though it clearly wasn’t in violation of any copyrights.
After the video got taken down, the video’s creator, who goes by the handle sdaddy345, said he’d filed a counter-claim against Samsung, noting that the video had done great things for his fledgling YouTube channel. It appears to have worked.
The video is back up, and sdaddy345 has posted his correspondence with YouTube to show how it all went down. YouTube said they’d review the counter claim, and now, one day later, the video’s back. Sorry, Samsung. Granted, if you didn’t want everybody making fun of you, you probably should’ve tested your phones to ensure they didn’t fucking explode first. Just a thought!