Three constants in life are death, taxes and the lofi hip hop radio. The beloved streams were brought offline for the first time in over two years after a false hit from YouTube.

When people wanted to listen to calming, yet engaging music while studying or working, the stream was one of the most popular places on the internet. Listeners used the live chat to remind each other to take a break and drink water. Fans were concerned when the stream stopped.

The live nature of the "lofi hip hop radio" streams makes them stand out from the crowd. One of the top comments reads, "Hopefully it isn't over yet, this stream is a hugely important part ofYouTube culture."

Yes, it is. The thirty-thousand-member r/Lofi Girl is one of the spinoff communities that the lofi girl lives in. The animation of a girl wearing headphones and studying as her cat stares out the window at a cityscape has been honored in cosplay, replicated by Will Smith and recreated on the cartoon network's YouTube channel with a character from "Steven Universe."

The lofi radios have been taken down because of falsecopyright strikes. Fans of Lofi Girl created a tag to get attention from the video sharing site. Some went as far as to create fan art for the Malaysian label that is accused of issuing a false copyright complaint.

confirmed the takedown requests were abusive & terminated the claimants account 😔 we've resolved the strikes + reinstated your vids – it can sometimes take 24-48 hours for everything to be back to normal! so sorry this happened & thx for your patience as we sorted it out ❤️‍🩹

— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) July 11, 2022

The channel's music is released through its record label, so they have the right to share it. The account is not in violation of the law because it is owned by a woman. The platform said that the missing videos should be restored in 48 hours.

A spokesman for the company linked us to the company's response to the girl on the social networking site.

The next stream will have to start from the beginning instead of being a continuation of the existing stream. The channel had a similar problem in 2020 when it accidentally ended its stream. The same issues have apparently returned, despite the fact that the account was restored and that the company owned up to its mistakes.

There are many smaller creators out there, many of which engage in this discussion, that continue to be hit daily by these false claims on both videos and livestreams.

The company said that the requests were used as an attack against the channel rather than out of concern for the copyrighted material on the site. Platforms have struggled to determine when these reports are legit and when they are not.

We don't know why FMC sent the complaint.

Repercussions for creators

Sometimes these fraudulent takedowns can go too far.

There were a number of streamers who noticed that they had been hit with strikes. Bungie assured fans that it wasn't behind these actions and even some videos from it were affected.

The creator of Lord Nazo had created fake accounts in order to submit fraudulent complaints against high-profile video game creators. The YouTuber was sued for over $7 million by Bungie, who wanted to make an example of him.

Video game streams are considered to be fair use under the law since the works are important. You could argue that a video like " The Entire Bee Movie but every time it says bee it speeds up by 15% is revolutionary", which is probably why this genre of video is still prevalent online. The parody of the movie is only 5 minutes long, compared to the 90 minute film.

The case with Lord Nazo made it clear that the system is too easy to exploit. Online creators who rely on YouTube ad revenue for income are at risk of having fraudulent takedowns used against them. Bad actors charge money to mass-report someone and get their account wrongly removed in the so-called "ban-as-service" scam.

Notch has tried to pioneer an insurance industry for online creators, offering daily payouts in case they lose access to their account, but they only cover hacks, not false bans. There are few ways to protect yourself in the event of a wrongful ban. CodeMiko has said that she has nightmares about being banned.

The user behind the channel was able to get a response from the video sharing website after they took to the internet. This can be difficult for small creators.

There isn't any kind of protection or manual review of these false claims. There was no way to prevent it from happening, and at the end of the day, it was out of our control.

We’re shocked and disappointed to see that there's still not any kind of protection or manual review of these false claims. At the end of the day, it was entirely out of our control, and the sad part is that there was no way to appeal beforehand/prevent it from happening. (2/7)

— Lofi Girl (@lofigirl) July 11, 2022

The good news is that lofi girl will be back at her desk soon and she will be listening to some chill beats

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