Why did Superman have a reversed symbol in some episodes of "Superman: The Animated Series"? I'm not confusing him with Bizarro, the reversed symbol was even in episodes which are not related to Bizarro.

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    Your video link is dead. I've edited it out for the moment; please consider replacing it. – Jenayah Mar 15 at 19:16
  • @Jenayah probably there is nothing to put there anymore, there may be no such videos and they may be deleted again in the future. – R S Mar 29 at 16:25

It didn't. As you can see here:

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you will notice that these are reversed from the Youtube video you link to. Because the Youtube video you link to was reversed from the original video, to avoid Youtube's Content ID system:

Videos uploaded to YouTube are scanned against a database of files that have been submitted to us by content owners. Copyright owners get to decide what happens when content in a video on YouTube matches a work they own. When this happens, the video gets a Content ID claim.

Videos get uploaded Reversed, Cropped, and Bordered, to avoid being taken down.

There is no way in Hell Apokolips that DC or the WB would have gone to print and aired an episode where Superman's chest insignia was reversed like that.

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    Even his curly hair is the wrong way. – cde Oct 12 '15 at 20:59
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    Thanks for the explanation on why everyone does that. I couldn't imagine that there was an actual legal reason why reversing the images voided copyright claims. I never thought that YouTube was actually scanning the videos they have stored and compare them to other sources. – krillgar Oct 13 '15 at 1:09
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    Nope, not to avoid legality, just to avoid a mechanical fingerprint match. Same is done with audio edits, pitch/speed increased. – cde Oct 13 '15 at 1:15

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