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Take 2 Claims ‘WZLJHRS’

Jack Howitzer as Jack Howitzer in ‘Jack Howitzer’

I played some GTA V: Online the other night — my three word review: ‘fun but clunky’ — and uploaded the footage of it as I usually do, leaving it as a draft to be later updated with my automation tools.

Later on I saw I had a notification on YouTube and thought “Ah! Someone’s subscribed, or commented, or similar”. Actually, I had a copyright claim from Take 2 Interactive for ‘WZLJHRS’. What?

“There are some visibility restrictions on your video. However, your channel isn’t affected. No one can view this video due to one or more of the Content ID claims below. WZLJHRS: Video cannot be seen or monetized; Blocked in all territories by Take 2 Interactive”

The just under two minute segment in question was a GTA teevee programme (‘Jack Howitzer’, a documentary/mockumentary about a washed up action movie actor) I watched while waiting for my friend to arrive at my office. It had some funny moments.

I am mindful of YouTube’s content ID system, and I mute game music pre-emptively having been bitten in the past by that. I didn’t suspect for a second that a fake TV show in a game would result in an entire video being blocked.

I will have to amend the video and reupload.

PS: WZLJHRS: WZL ? Weazel News network || JHRS ? Jack Howitzer show?