YouTube blocks DNC videos for copyright infringement
People wanting to watch Michelle Obama's speech last night couldn't do so through BarackObama.com or YouTube because it was flagged by copyright claims.
Viewers who tried to see the videos were given this message:
"The most likely culprit is YouTube’s pre-emptive content filters, which allow large media companies to upload content they claim to own and automatically block videos that an algorithm decides matches their own," says Wired.
It's not the first time a video has been blocked. Last weekend, a similar algorithim blocked the livestream of the Hugo since fiction award ceremony and an official NASA recording of a Mars landing was blocked by a "rogue DMCA complaint."
The issue has since been resolved. Michelle Obama's full speech can be watched on YouTube here.