The Game Awards' YouTube Replay Has Been Muted Due to a Copyright Violation [UPDATE 2]

Silenced no longer.


Update 2: The problem has now been resolved, with YouTube re-enabling audio for the replay. There's no word on what caused the issue in the first place.

Update: Speaking with GameSpot, a representative for The Game Awards said, "We had filed a dispute and hope to have it unmuted soon."

As of this writing, the copyright notice is no longer displayed, but the audio remains unavailable.

Original Story: A replay of last night's Game Awards show is available to watch on YouTube. Unfortunately, at least for the time being, you can only do so without any sound.

The audio for the entire awards and the pre-show--more than two and a half hours' worth--has been muted due to a copyright violation. That's according to a message listed below the video itself, which states it contains a copyrighted audio track.

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No further specifics were shared beyond that, as is standard for this automated process. That means we don't know what song is the source of the troubles. Due to the way YouTube's system handles these situations, we don't even know for sure that the copyright claim is legitimate. Music from Doom and Run the Jewels were among the musical performances aired during the show.

Standalone videos with individual segments uploaded to The Game Awards' YouTube account still have audio. You can also watch a replay of the show in full here on GameSpot.

We've reached out to the awards show organizers to find out more, and we'll report back with any details we receive.

The show was a newsworthy one, not just for the awards handed out--see all the winners here--but because of new reveals for Mass Effect: Andromeda, Death Stranding, and more. You can see a recap of all the news here.

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