Thanks for all your efforts including Kintamayama and Mbovo. It would be a shame to lose all the footage as it seems it is very difficult to maintain a public youtube account lately. I've also had my original channel taken down due to copyright strikes and find that keeping videos and playlists as 'unlisted' has prevented another channel takedown (so far). Any videos that turn up as "blocked" in video manager I delete immediately and move to a different platform like Dailymotion. Dailymotion also removes copyrighted videos, but for some reason the ones that I have uploaded have remained and it has thus far dated back to two years ago.
Only those given links to the videos/playlists can view them. It doesn't get as much views since it is not promoted by youtube thus less of a chance into the hands of copyright holders. Here is an example of a link in my About Me section of my forum profile. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmOWsW-wKeCZORkyf9FUnTidv620mJN05
Both the playlist and videos are kept as 'unlisted'. The channel has survived for a little over a year now. It is still taking a chance, but keeping my views and subscribers down may also play a part in keeping the channel up.