Bungie has confirmed it did not order the copyright strikes currently impacting the Destiny YouTube community.
A number of channels have been affected by these strikes, but Bungie said in a tweet (below) that, while its aware of the issue, “these actions are not being taken at the request of Bungie or our partners”.
It also said its own channels have been affected by the copyright claims, and a popular lore explanation channel, My Name is Byf, has been hit as well.
We’re aware of a series of copyright takedowns on YouTube and we’re actively investigating. This includes content on our own Bungie channels.
These actions are NOT being taken at the request of Bungie or our partners. Please standby for future updates.
— Bungie (@Bungie) March 20, 2022
This and the other channels include Bungie-owned music from the Destiny games, though the developer’s own copyright guidelines don’t make clear if this is a violation.
According to its IP and trademarks guidelines, “Bungie strongly supports the efforts of our community to produce non-commercial content using video images, footage, music, sounds, dialogue, or other assets from our games, subject to a few conditions.”
It adds: “Players may create videos using Destiny gameplay, which may be uploaded to third party sharing services like YouTube. If a chosen video-on-demand service enables players to monetize content, we will generally not request takedown if at least 20% of the content within the video has been created by the player.”
Bungie said in the tweet that it’s actively investigating the issue and will offer future updates when it has them.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.