Here's the lead subber's statement (taken from Reddit):
It has come to my attention, as I was sick, that all of our hard work has been removed by Capcom. A year's work of blood and sweat was killed by manual detection by Hiroshi Yasuda, a member of Capcom's board of directors. He holds two thousand shares in the company. He is an 85 year old man who manually sat down and managed to destroy our entire channel.
So what can we do? Well, the translation is not lost. Our footage is gone, but the subtitles themselves still exist in our Google Docs. So what's next for DGS and DGS 2? Well, most likely we will be taking DGS related content to a different platform. What platform? We don't know yet. For now, I know I am going to sit down and figure something out. Over time, I have gotten a new computer and failed to back up the original files. So what do I have on hand?The episodes from Randst Magazine are still on my hard drive, so that's step one.
I will say this. I am not one to be deterred. Not even by 85 year old greedy Japanese businessmen. How much money were we making from this? Zero dollars. Not a single video was monetized by us, and we made zero profit. This was a labor of love, and we were stabbed in the back by a company. This is why YouTube is a failing platform for content creators. Us small guys cannot fight back. I can't fight against someone who literally is a member of Capcom's board of directors. We can only protest this under our free speech. There is nothing less that I want to do than to be complaining about this at 8am, but it pisses me off.
I also want to make note that it was only our channel targeted, and the Web Demo for DGS 2 is still up. Dowolf and TaisatheGamer both have uploaded videos containing DGS content, and only ours was claimed. I am working on a solution to solving this problem, and I can safely say DGS 2 will be subbed. However, we will not be uploading these to YouTube. There are other ways for us to do this, and I will not be deterred by false copyright infringement. Now note, all the translation is done which was the hard part. The time consuming part is figuring out what to do next.
Very Pissed Off Person Who Spent a Year Doing What Capcom Didn't
EDIT: I have filed a counter notification against Capcom, so possibly something will come about from this. It falls under fair use and educational use. On the other side, we do have a back up, thanks to someone on Discord. This contains all of our video (albeit in 360p) and our subtitles. Assuming, nothing occurs regarding our counter notification, we will release these videos on an alternate viewing platform.
It is unsure whether or not this was accidental. There are several other channels, from Japan, that have uploaded full commentated let's plays of Dai Gyakuten Saiban. Along with the few from the US. I am not instigating a witch hunt, but rather showing that Capcom specifically targeted our channel.
I hope all the best for them, I watched the videos last year and the amount of effort put into translating every last item description and showcasing it in video format does not deserve this treatment.