TotalBiscuit tweeted that there's been no progress on the matter: https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit/sta...82002769014785.
With no way to talk to Sega regarding the matter, and the fact that most people simply don't care as long as it's not their videos that are taken down, I have no idea how the situation is going to evolve. The fact that Sega of Japan chooses to block comments and ratings on their new Shining Ark videos rather than resolve the matter by simply dropping the copyright claims is dumbfounding.
Question to any Sega employees reading this: given the lack of response regarding the matter, I'm going to assume that means you're not allowed to talk about it. In that case, say we give you a message from the Sega fans to Sega of Japan where we try to explain them that their actions aren't doing their company nor its fans any good. Can you relay that message to the people at Sega of Japan that are capable of resolving this issue? I'd even be willing to look into getting it translated professionally, as I get the feeling Sega of Japan is misinterpreting the situation completely.