Are we allowed to record codechef contest like LunchTime or CookOff and upload it after the contest is over? I am asking this because I uploaded screencast of August LunchTime on 22nd August midnight and next day 5pm my video got removed from youtube after a takedown notice filed by Aiplex Software Private Limited. I tried contacting them trying to know what was the reason for this because I was unable to see any possible reason why it could get a copyright takedown notice but I didn’t get any response. I didn’t use anyone’s copyright protected content. The only possibility that I think (I may be wrong) why all this could be happening is that Aiplex Software Private Limited is hired by Codechef/Unacademy to issue takedown notice to any and all individual who uploads editorial/screencast video of CodeChef contests.
Video title: Screencast + Commentary of Rank 53 in CodeChef August LunchTime Div 1 || AIR 16
Video URL: - YouTube
Channel URL: Taara Sinh Aatrey - YouTube
Takedown issued by: Aiplex Software Private Limited
I am attaching the screenshots of what I received from youtube and my mail to the Aiplex Software Private Limited.
Also, I would request CodeChef to atleast retract the strikedown because I had no idea whatsoever if I am allowed to record and upload CodeChef contest or not. In fact, I thought that it shouldn’t be a big deal as I had seen people upload videos in the past for example Andrew Lawrence(@ecnerwala) and Neal Wu.