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DownToBuck YouTube Channel taken down

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Swiss Roll, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Swiss Roll

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    The best NBA highlights maker just received a third automated copyright strike and over 7,000 videos have been taken down. This man got me into basketball heavy.

    This is a national tragedy, this man made highlights of role players when noone else did, his descriptions still survive at DowntoBuck.net, some of the finest literature ever written about basketball on the internet.
     
  2. tehG l i d e

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    Yeah their are a lot of highlights channels for stars but he's the only one who did daily highlights for all the lesser known players in the league.
     
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  3. tehG l i d e

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    I mean this screencap is pure art

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    He was cheating. Only right thing to do.
     
  5. Swiss Roll

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    what?
     
  6. Daddy Long Legs

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    R/nba sux. Its just harden hate everywhere
     
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    He's lucky he isn't going to jail.

    Just open up a porn site and call it a day bruhhhh.
     
  8. joeson332

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    get the hell out of here
     
  9. khanhdum

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    Go to jail for what? He wasn’t even monetizing the channel so the videos weren’t even for profit
     
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  10. BigMaloe

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    I’m sure he was receiving money from YouTube.

    This really is crappy tho.

    Great content, passion and done the right way. Didn’t flood with ads or try and promote any type of agenda. Literally just provided honest recap highlights.

    It’s extremely difficult to watch every game and even more so to pay attention to rather insignificant players just trying to carve a role in the league.

    One of my few YouTube subscribed channels.
     
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  11. tmacfor35

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    ESPN India was actually the ones who got him taken down.
     
  12. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    Its funny, but play back on TV is not even an option for me on Sports any more. I just youtube the game 30 mins after the fact.
     
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  13. BigMaloe

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    Yeah I know you can watch a condensed game in such a faster time frame with no interruptions, commercials or crappy analysis
     
  14. heypartner

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    You actually believe it's one man.

    I'm guarantee you it was a large team making quite a lot of money on it. Do I think highlights should be allowed, yes? I also think the NBA agrees. Note that MLB does not allow any of this. NBA is very friendly to this compared to NFL and MLB, and that's why these highlights teams are so ubiquitous, so I assume someone else claimed copyrights.

    Willing to bet this is ABC, TNT or ESPN claiming copyrights on their exclusive broadcasts. Probably ESPN because they want ad revenue from their highlights.
     
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    Selfish ESPN India, couldn't match him, so they used their clout.
     
  16. heypartner

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    Yes, figured so.

    The NBA is very friendly to highlights. MLB and NFL aren't close to the NBA in this regard. Apparently, NBA even convinces ESPN US to not complain.
     
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    Indians are probably the most cut throat people in the world in regards to business.
     
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  18. Swiss Roll

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    None of the channel's videos were monetized. Even if it was a group of people editing the videos, the descriptions all had the same writing style, suggesting that one man wrote them.

    And how much money could they possibly be making? Outside of foreign born players, those videos average 1-2 thousand views.

    EDIT: I know you know it was ESPN India, they threw two copyright strikes at him for his Javale McGee 2017 Dunkalation and Steph Curry 2017 Three-Pointalation videos and basically shut the channel down for the offseason, where he primarily makes complications of every players dunks/three pointers for a season.
     
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  19. TMac'n

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    That blows, IMO this guy promoted the sport, not hurt it.

    Probably provided so many fans with great insight and reference to make them the fans they are today
     
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  20. Rockets2K

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    Man, I wish I had thought of putting my stuff on youtube and made some money, but I'm willing to bet the NBA woulda slapped me down at that point.

    Probably best I didn't.

    and btw, it doesn't matter if they monatized their videos, they are still using someone else's copyrighted material in their videos, every broadcast has the disclaimer about using their product without express consent from the copyright holders....it just is a matter of will the NBA bother with shutting it down or not....I got lucky, others wont.

    Thats life.
     
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