YouTube reverses Samsung's takedown of Galaxy Note 7 sticky bomb video


We reported a few days ago that Samsung filed a DMCA against a video uploaded on YouTube that turned its “explosive” Galaxy Note 7 into a grenade. Someone had the funny idea to created GTA V mod where the Galaxy Note 7 can be used as a bomb, something that Samsung did not like at all.

Following the copyright claim filed by Samsung, YouTube removed the video and informed its creator about the decision. However, the handler of the YouTube channel sdaddy345 filed a conter-claim against Samsung, which seems to have been successfully since the video has been reinstated and is now available to watch.

The correspondence between sdaddy345 and YouTube has been made public as well. In one of the emails, YouTube writes that the complaint received from Samsung lacks “one or more legally-required elements of a copyright takedown notice.”

As such, YouTube has decided to reverse its original decision, at least until Samsung provides it with all the required elements. Basically, this means that once the South Korean handset maker has all the documents needed, YouTube could take down the video again.

However, since the creator of the video did not copy anything, we doubt that Samsung will be able to provide YouTube with all that's necessary to legally take down the Galaxy Note 7 sticky bomb mod video.

Even if Samsung's next takedown notice will be successful, the video has already been uploaded by many other YouTube channel owners, so it would be close to impossible to completely remove the video from the Internet.

source: Kotaku

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38 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Lmao. They just drew attention to it.

5. Kumar123 unregistered

Samsung is a insecure company that's for sure otherwise they wouldn't use such a low class tactic. Only thing note 7 is good for now are to use as a joking/comedy material on the net and explosive device as a terrorist organization will use. You know how much of a joke note 7 ( and samsung mobile ) is when president of U.S.A. make fun of the device and the company. When a company mess up second time and had to issue a second recall, have no idea about what causing the explosin you know they have really low class $hitty quality control.

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Note 7 is dead. Learn to move on. I hear Note 7 from you more than I hear it from sammy fanboys.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right! It's like he just can't let it go, or doesn't want to. I think when he posts, he's actually trying to bait Maher. He's got an issue with him for some reason. Samsung screwed up with the Note 7, we get it. As you said...learn to move on.

20. Unordinary unregistered

What do you suppose he should talk about in a Note 7 article? Puppies? Lol. Let him get his hard on for his excessive bashing before he commits a shooting lol. Kids crazy

32. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He can't move on. The fact that it was so highly rated just ate at him.

38. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

PA rated it equal to the Zs and lower than iPhones, HTC10 and S7E. What was so epic about it, I fail to understand. Please don't say the pen. It was just a toy. No actual productivity comes out of a phone.

15. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

King's/ Leaders are always criticised by Butthurt people's like you.... Chutiya....

16. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

King's/ Leaders are always criticised by Butthurt people's like you.... Chutiya....

27. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Another day, another long note 7 post from Kumar123...

21. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

This is how YouTube aka Google treats their Allies, and Google will do the same to the rest of the OEMs

33. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They did the right thing putting it back up, it never should have been pulled (though the way the stupid DMCA is set up, they didn't have a choice). This was an abuse of the DMCA, and Samsung should be sanctioned for it.

2. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Lol. The explosive 7, not bad for $800 grenade. Let's hope it doesn't fall onto the wrong hands.

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Lol He should Iphone 7also for this But what an Idea

4. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

He should add Iphone 7 for this too..

18. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Yes bro..... iPhone 7 can easily destroy cars much better than Note 7.... iPhone 7 can easily face and ass of others...

6. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Hopefully someone still downloads it and publishes on other channels (like was done with the Alex Jones - David Duke interview last year).

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

show the world about shady, no qc, shamesung!

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

So, because the Note7 had a defect, it means Samsung has no quality control? Could you say Samsung has a shaddy quality control befor the launching of the Note7? An OEM can't be said to have an overall bad QC just because the said OEM suddenly made a design mistake on a device. Mistakes happens to everyone, lighten up.

22. Unordinary unregistered

You could say they had shady quality control actually, for 6+ years Washing machines are literally exploding.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, you really can't. They've sold more phones than any other manufacturer, and had very few issues.

36. Unordinary unregistered

But you can. Because Samsung as a company had/has bad QC. Dont even get me started with their backhoes.

9. truthwins unregistered

Samsung devices with their low class quality control cannot be trusted.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Best big phone ever huh? Lol yeah right.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It was.

12. truthwins unregistered

Yeah sure why not it was the best big self destructive phone of 2016.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Best phone period.

17. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It was the joke of the year.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sans battery issue, you exactly right. If the next Note is that damn good, and doesn't have any issues, I'm definitely buying one. I'm gonna give it a month before I buy, just to see how it's holding up.

23. flow280

Posts: 33; Member since: May 09, 2016

What's there to laugh about? Sure it has a defect that shouldn't be overlooked, but it still stands that the Note 7 is the best phone so far.

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