Friday, February 6, 2009

ALERT: User lkwebnews and Rupavahini clips banned on YouTube

UPDATE: Now lkwebnews is back on YouTube with a slightly different user name - lkvebnews. Visit his channel for latest videos from War Front -

Note from "lkvebnews": lkwebnews was suspended due to a fake claim by a LTTE Supporter. We have got the information from youtube and we are trying to solve the problem.

Here are the details of that LTTE supporter

From: "lazylions1"
Date: Feb, 2/3/2009 13:23

Copyright Owner Name (Company Name if applicable):
rubavakiny televison limited(govt)

Your Full Legal Name (Aliases, usernames or initials not accepted):

Your Title or Job Position (What is your authority to make this complaint?):

User Address:

User City:
bd edoard vaillant

User State:

Post Code/Zip:

User Country:


User Email Address:

User Phone:

Original News Item:
A user called lkwebnews in YouTube posted "Rupavahini" video clips from Sri Lanka's battlefront. His videos were getting a lot of hits. Now his account has been canceled by YouTube claiming copyright claims. But it sure have done by LTTE supporters pretending to be "Rupavahini":

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by rubavakiny televison limited(govt)."

From the spelling "rubavakiny" in the YouTube notice, it looks like a Tamil Tiger supporter has sent a fake copyrights claim. The actual State Television is called "Rupavahini".

Rupavahini should be alerted that a fake protest has been made and they should make a counter-complaint to YouTube.