SEGA will soon be issuing takedown notices to YouTube channels hosting full Sonic Boom episodes. Aaron Webber announced on SEGA’s blog that the company would be issuing letters to the offending channels before any videos are taken down, to give them all a chance to remove the episodes. Any channels that don’t remove the videos afterwards will have the videos taken down by a DMCA takedown notice.
This policy only affects the television show, so no videos with content from the games will be affected. Since the show debuted, YouTube has been the only place where most episodes could be found online, with Cartoon Network’s own website only showing a handful at a time. Hopefully, this move is a signal that the show will soon become available on other services…or at least get a DVD release.