Update: The video now has audio once again. 

Original article: The Game Awards returned for the third year last night, honoring popular games from the past year and highlighting some of the upcoming games that fans are looking forward to. After the lengthy livestream wrapped up (you can check out the winners here), the official YouTube channel uploaded the entire presentation for fans to watch at their leisure. However, there’s a not-so-slight problem.

Despite the fact that all parties involved gave The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley permission to feature their games in the show (with many of them serving as sponsors or airing advertisements for their games throughout the evening), the video was almost immediately hit with a copyright claim on YouTube. As such, the entire video has been muted, and the message “This video previously contained a copyrighted audio track. Due to a claim by a copyright holder, the audio track has been muted” has been added.

It’s unclear who filed the complaint or why (although many speculate it was an automatic process thanks to YouTube’s infamous Content ID system) and Keighley has not yet addressed the situation.

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