Yep. I suspect indeed it was his fault.
I mean, I would understand if the show was available anywhere else but it is not so why would the copyright holders have a fit?
Either use your property or let others enjoy it for free.
It's sad I don't watch Y&R anymore after all the damage done to it. It's nice there are projects like these that gives true fans of soaps to reconnect with their favorites from the past that were discarded by executives.