So for the past few days, this russian channel has been going around and claiming copyright infringement on a ton of persona-related videos, including LPs, OSTs, gameplay clips from tons of popular channels. Some channels have even been suspended entirely. I have a hard time imagining that Atlus themselves won't take some form of action soon.
Even Megaten channel Devilmaylol has had to take down all of their stuff or face being shut down.
Edit #2: So much for related stuff being safe.
I've been irritated over this since yesterday. Now that I know that it's not just soundtrack videos and that it's now gameplay videos and stuff, it's gotten really out of hand.
Additionally, I've noticed that there are four separate Russian accounts that seemed to have uploaded the last few videos that were somewhat popular from these suspended accounts:
It got to that point where I feel like the person is phishing for info, simply because when you file a counter-notification, you must supply your real name, your address, your phone number, etc. and the other party will see it. So it's pretty tricky.
As I've written elsewhere: While researching Светлана Галка online and "Persona" brought up this link: http://tinyurl.com/mu26nfm from Russian website called "Persona Stars". This has absolutely nothing to do with the Persona IP by Atlus at all, nor does it have anything to do with Aniplex who published the soundtracks, so it's interesting to see that. I surmise that the individual or their website is automatically flagging anything with the word "Persona" in their name.
Additionally, from the comments on this page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj5A...F-Q/discussion, I've noticed that many of the people participating in this discussion and another individual who was mentioned by one of the posters also had their account flagged because they had uploaded something with the word "Persona" in the video title. This can also be searched because of the cache. For example: http://www.youtube.com/user/theultimateonejps had remixes of Persona music, and this account was wrongfully terminated due to a similar copyright claim by Светлана Галка, who I will once again note, does not have anything to do with Atlus's Persona IP in the slightest.
It's incredibly strange that a Japanese video game company's IP and music is being flagged and claimed by someone who is purportedly a Russian soap opera star (http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%...B2%D0%BD%D0%B0). I don't believe that this person is legit at all. I would caution anyone who is thinking of filing a counter-notification to probably sit on it for now.
I got this logging into one of my random channels:
The hell just happened here?