Apple has issued multiple takedown orders for a well-liked YouTube channel among Apple fans that kept old WWDC keynotes online.
Brendan Shanks, the channel owner, tweeted the information along with screenshots from YouTube showing notices of the DMCA takedown orders. The “Apple WWDC Videos” channel, which had hundreds of videos of previous WWDC keynotes, has been disabled due to three copyright violations.
Congratulations Apple, you took down my YouTube channel containing hundreds of…20-year old WWDC videos. Wouldn’t want anyone learning about Mac OS X, Darwin, Aqua, or WebObjects 🤣@tim_cook @pschiller @gruber @jsnell @ismh @mjtsai @reneritchie @reckless pic.twitter.com/w2UgVqOubF— Brendan Shanks (@realmrpippy) November 4, 2022
The oldest keynote and event available to watch on Apple Podcasts is the 2007 introduction of the first iPhone, but the archive is not very extensive. Shank claims to transfer the channel’s original video files to the Internet Archive.