We are glad to see that you are a fan of HASBRO’s MY LITTLE PONY(C) Friendship is Magic (TM) animated television series.
While Hasbro appreciates the enthusiasm and support of its many MY LITTLE PONY(R) fans, it must protect its intellectual property rights, and we cannot permit the copying and posting of full or partial MY LITTLE PONY(R) Friendship is Magic(tm) episodes to YOutube or anywhere else.
To that end, Hasbro’s policy is to request that YouTube remove any Friendship is Magic ™ episodes (full or partial) that have been uploaded without permission. Unfortunately, an inadvertent typo in a few of our take-down notices seems to have created the misimpression that these requests were not legitimate and did not emanate directly from Hasbro. We regret the confusion that this has caused.
As a fan of the MY LITTLE PONY Friendship is Magic series we trust that you will respect Hasbro’s desire to protect the integrity of the show as well as its intellectual property rights.
Fans can watch episodes and dips at HubWorld.com http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/videos as well as purchase episodes from the iTunes store.
You can find UploadingIsMagic’s video here, the above is the main point. So the take downs, at least the episode take downs can be switched from being trolls, to Hasbro.
Much like the PA Incident, I do foresee people freaking out, people who will get angry at Hasbro, and the whole nine yards. Yeah, it is kind of biting the hand that feeds them, and Hasbro is not a bro. Hasbro is a company with one purpose, to make money. They have DVDs and have had iTunes sales, and so far have been nice to use for an entire year.
Flat out it does suck, as it will effect things like the Synctube groups, even abridged series like Friendship is Witchcraft if they so deem it a partial episode (I’m hoping they more mean by partial as in those who cannot upload more than 10 minutes).
The biggest issue is the fact that basically no one outside of the United States can get their hands on the episode, the iTunes versions are only available to certain regions, even the HubWorld site blocks out certain countries. If you know where to look, trust me, you’ll find the episodes
The other thing I keep seeing is people who have assumed that Hasbro was okay with the YouTube channels. There was really never anything from Hasbro directly that said that. The people who said they were okay with it, was namely Lauren Faust & Studio B. The Hub nor Hasbro has ever said anything officially about allowing the episodes to be on YouTube.
And that’s your kick in the nuts for Monday.