[email protected] Snafu: 'Star Trek' Panel Temporarily Blocked on YouTube by CBS Copyright Complaint

San Diego Comic-Con 2020: The “Star Trek” panel — one of Comic-Con At Home’s marquee events — was unavailable for 15 minutes

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Comic-Con at Home hit a snafu on its opening day when the live stream of its “Star Trek” panel — one of the marquee events — went down for about 15 minutes.

Users trying to connect to the stream, which was promoted from the official in a link from the official “Star Trek” CBS social media accounts, were met with a “video unavailable” message.

It read: “Video unavailable. This video contains content from CBS CID, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.”

Screenshot from YouTube

YouTube has software in place to detect copyright infringement. Presumably, the “Star Trek” Comic-Con panel was showing enough footage from the show to set off the takedown.

The panel kicked off at 10 a.m. PT, and users who tried to sign on from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. received the “video unavailable” message. By approximately 10:35 a.m., the stream was restored.

The panel — like most of the Comic-Con at Home streams — was prerecorded. During the time the video was unavailable, the cast of “Star Trek: Discovery” was performing a table read.

CBS representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the error from TheWrap. Comic-Con International also did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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