Blogger calls foul on YouTube’s copyright claims system after trolls try to collect her name and address
A loophole in YouTubes copyright infringement notification system is allowing Internet trolls to file copyright claims against video uploaders, forcing them to either provide their personal information or sit by as their videos are taken down.
Blogger girlwriteswhat called attention to the tacticafter being on the receiving end of multiple bogus infringement claims. Three of her original videos were taken down from YouTube after individuals filed complaints with the site, alleging that the content in question infringed on their works.
The complainants filed two notices against the videos, enough to take them down but just shy of closing the YouTubers account. In order to submit a counterclaim and have the videos restored, the blogger must provide her personal information to the claimants,... [via Thenextweb]
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