Video screenshot via Banksy

Banksy just got upended by commercialists, the very people that the artist is fighting against.

If you recall, the elusive graffitist filmed and posted a video back in October on YouTube that detailed how the now-iconic shredding stunt came to be.

The prank rocked the art world, and naturally received considerable coverage by publishers, who distributed the footage on their platforms. One such company was French premium television channel Canal+.

Canal+ didn’t just reuse the footage—which would fall under fair use—but it apparently also falsely flagged Banksy’s video to have infringed on its copyright through YouTube’s ‘Content ID’ system, which allows accounts to easily identify copycats by tracking similar audio and video files in the database.

The video was thus taken down by YouTube, though a dispute against the removal pressed the company to restore it later. Banksy is undoubtedly the owner of the video, which explains why YouTube swiftly got the footage back up.

No penalty has been given to the media behemoth that purportedly committed copyfraud on Banksy’s video, however.

[via Boing Boing, video and cover image via Banksy]

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