Late last year the famous Minecraft-themed parody of Gangnam Style, “Minecraft Style,” was taken down from YouTube. CaptainSparklez, the director and lead animator of the video, said on Twitter, “Minecraft Style got taken down again. God dammit. […] Gonna be seeking legal consultation to determine whether or not to continue fighting the claim on [Minecraft Style]. Will update you when I can.” The video was taken down before due to claims from Universal and Sony of lyric infringement.
Last time it happened, Jordan attributed the takedown as an automatic event and likely was not manually taken down by a representative of YouTube/Universal/Sony. He disputed the claim, putting the video back on YouTube for the time being. The music industry striked back today and blocked the video for the second time. Jordan said he will be, “seeking legal consultation to determine whether or not to continue fighting the claim on [Minecraft Style].” Countering the takedown could theoretically result in the video being permanently removed (that is, all the views/likes removed) and the CaptainSparklez channel being taken down. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.