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PewDiePie’s Song ‘Congratulations’ Copyright Claimed By Random Company

Pewds has now responded.

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PewDiePie has been making very successful songs on his YouTube channel for a while now, and his latest foray into the music world, Congratulations, absolutely exploded on the platform.

Unfortunately, it’s not all good news for Pewds, as it seems a company has now copyright claimed the video. Yikes.

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A number of YouTube channels who showed or used the music received copyright claims, including FlareTV, the channel that shows the live subscriber count between PDP and T-Series.

Over on Twitter, a user named TheUglyCouple tweeted Pewds saying: “@pewdiepie i know you, more than likely, won’t see this but I’m taking a long shot. Me and my wife reacted to your recent song and got copyrighted by some company that you’re probably not a part of. If this is true, I find it ironic since you’re against the copyright system :(”

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The tweet did get noticed by Pewds, who responded saying: “some bozo pretended to be me and claimed the video. We are looking into it and should be resolved soon hopefully.”

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The strike is the subject of the latest Drama Alert from Keemstar, though it just seems to get more and more confusing.

The source of the strike seems to be a company called Tunecore, which appears to have claimed the video due to its similarities to a song called ‘Buckwild,’ created by an artist named Pontus Pettersson in September 2017.

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In the Keemstar video, which you can watch below, a commenter named Verz claims to be Pontus Pettersson, saying: “Hey guys, please help me up this comment. I am the one who released buckwild 5 years ago, i am Pontus Pettersson.. i just want to clarify some stuff – im not the one who copyright claims other versions of this song. Its a FAKE Company who have uploaded my song without my permission. So sorry for this. I have requested a takedown, hopefully it goes through. Thanks for putting me on the news <3”

The confusing situation is, at the time of writing, yet to be resolved.

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