Earlier this spring, the Destiny 2 community was thrown into chaos as a wave of copyright infringement notices and DMCA takedowns went out to a wide variety of YouTubers, claiming to be from Bungie or an IP company working with them, CSC. As larger and larger YouTubers started to be hit for material that in no way seemed like it was infringing at all, Bungie came out and said this was not them, and they were looking for those responsible. This led to a lawsuit meant to unmask the person behind it all.
As presented in new court documents today, it turns out the person wreaking havoc on the Destiny 2 community was actually one of its own. The lawsuit says that a former Destiny 2 YouTuber named Lord Nazo, whose real name is revealed in the materials, was the one sending out the takedowns. Why?
As it turns out, Lord Nazo previously had uploaded a number of looped Destiny 2 music tracks to his channel. He was caught up in a wave of actual DMCA takedowns when Bungie and CSC went after some channels like this. This was a controversial decision in its own right among the community at the time, but most of the time, videos could be deleted without further repercussions. Nazo refused to take his video down, and eventually, YouTube deleted it for him. Then, he reuploaded new music from The Witch Queen, and got even more takedown notices. After 23 infringements, his channel was deleted entirely.