Toei withdraws copyright claim over Uncle Roger’s One Piece video

Nigel Ng (Uncle Roger) posted an update that the recent copyright strike by Toei Animation has officially been lifted for him ONE PIECE video. The update was made on September 5th, the date the video titled “Uncle Roger Review ONE PIECE Japanese Curry” was supposed to be removed. The review video has now been allowed to stay on the platform and currently has around 2.3 million views.

Nigel Ng also posted the same update on his Twitter and added his gratitude to the YouTube team, to which they responded with a friendly acknowledgment. No further information was released regarding Toei’s withdrawn copyright strike. However, Nigel Ng jokingly mentioned that the decision must have had something to do with MSG, one of the most popular rip-offs in his Uncle Roger videos. Aside from ONE PIECENigel Ng/Uncle Roger has also previously done cooking video review on Shokugeki no Soma: Food Wars!

If you haven’t watched it yet, you can watch Nigel Ng/Uncle Roger’sONE PIECEcooking review below:

This is not the first case of YouTube anime copyright claims by Toei. YouTubers Mark Fitzpatrick from Not at all Mark andTeamFourStarthe group behindDragon Ball Z Abridged has received copyright claims from Toei in the past. In such a situation,Velour‘cPokémonJourney the series received a copyright strike when Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions (Sho-Pro) filed a lawsuit against their channel. There is no concept of fair use in Japanese law that usually covers reviews in the West.

ONE PIECEis a manga by Eiichiro Oda that follows Monkey D. Luffy on his quest to find the Pirate King’s greatest treasure. It’s free to read on MANGA Plus, while the anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Bilibili. Finally, all episodes of the live-action adaptation are now available on Netflix and the scripts for season 2 are now ready!

source: Nigel Ng’s YouTube
© Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha / Toei Animation

Hikari Mikadzuki

Bonjour, je m'appelle Hikari ! Je suis une étudiante qui aime colorier et dessiner, lire et écrire. J'aime la musique classique, les bandes sonores et les films (surtout les anime).

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