handbags at dawn
"Our advice on a Mike Masnick blog post is that if it tells you the sky is blue and the grass is green, you'll still want to check for yourself."
Just because Mike. Masnick does not share your copyright maximalism stance does not mean that it's a dubious site.
The story did have screenshot of what was presented at the time - message relating to video being unavailable due to copyright claim by Samsung.
SO given that is what was seen on YouTube then seems fairly reasonable to report it.