A beacon of light in an otherwise dark time for Australian cricket, megafan Rob Moody was shut down on Tuesday morning after being served with copyright infringement notices.
Cricket fans have gone crazy over his Twitter and YouTube accounts, particularly during the coronavirus shutdown as he regularly uploads forgotten, golden moments of yesteryear.
Much of the footage belongs to Cricket Australia and Moody was this week hit with take-down notices on more than 2,000 uploads from the past 11 years.
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His account was then locked by Twitter over complaints received.
“Ridiculous…so short sighted,” tweeted former Australia cricketer Tom Moody. “Rob has done a wonderful job in celebrating our game and keeping our memories alive!”
Aaron Finch added: “Seriously??? Love your work Rob!”
But when asked in a press conference on Tuesday, CA chairman Earl Eddings also said he was a fan of Moody’s work and was unaware of copyright claims being made on CA’s behalf.
Moments after Eddings was made aware, CA revealed that the claims from the copyright enforcement company were made in error and have since been retracted.