Guinness is Falsely Copyright Claiming Hundreds of Speedrunning Videos! [RESOLVED]

The Guinness World Records recently claimed the copyright on several videos of Speedrunning on YouTube as it intended to promote a new record of Super Mario Bros. The new record was established by a player nicknamed Kosmic and the time on his race exceeded the previous record at 18: 59.856. When Guinness tried to present Kosmic’s video of the rise on their own YouTube channel, they triggered a wave of copyright claims that they provide fans inadvertently. Super Mario Bros. is available on several Nintendo consoles, including the Nintendo Switch with the Switch Online subscription unlocking access to classic NES and SNES titles.

After several Speedrunners have been affected by Guinness’s claims for copyright, they brought the accident to their attention and Guinness World Records was quick to remove their claims. YouTube has been quite capricious over the years with respect to the videos claim and the Guinness World Records is only the last people to have claimed several videos inadvertently when promoting a new record. The Speedrunners still record their sequences with timestamps in case their last execution would be the most successful and it is a shame that the copyright claim system on YouTube is so confusing to navigate.

With regard to the Suede Super Mario Bros., there are only 4 tenths of a second between the world record and second place in the Warpless category. Defenseless races involve taking any of the shortcuts available on several levels that allow players to browse entire worlds.. It seems that it is an error with the automatic claims of the Content ID system of our channel. Should now be corrected, claims released. Sorry for talking about worrying, we know how painlessly it can get these notifications. ยป

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