Hoeg Law YouTube terminated four of my channels. I even removed the videos withe the copyright claims. Legally speaking, YouTube should simply let claimers take the parties to court. Instead, we have things like DMCA. I have been writing articles and making videos about what happened to me and to other people. I'm not the only person that runs into these situations. I didn't receive strikes. Instead, my channels would disappear one by one. My videos were protected under Fair Use.
Intellectual Property is a dangerous idea because they want copyright your thoughts via the Brain Net.
But where is the line between what is transformative and what is not transformative? Some things can be so subtle and yet so different. You can see that with the differences between different characters in show that can be very similar. You can look at what they did with Star Wars and Star Trek.
Some people are not given strikes and are simply removed totally without strikes. It happened to me four times and to other people.
YouTube emailed me the claims and I took down the videos and YouTube still terminated those channels. YouTube does this to some people. You need to know that I'm not the only person with these issues. So, you might be unaware of what I'm talking about. If you are aware, then from the voice of Greta, I have to say how dare you.
Universal and others went after me as well.
YouTube emailed me copyright claims. I appealed some of the strikes. YouTube said they notified the claimers. YouTube would then email me back saying that the claimers rejected my appeals for Fair Use. But my appeals should have gone to judges. One of the problems is that all of this was pre-trial meaning no judges. They make all of these decisions as opposed to going to court. It's like settling. So, I eventually stopped appealing claimed videos and I then started taking down my videos and YouTube terminated those channels. Not just my videos but entire channels with thousands of videos that goes back to 1996. More than dozens of hours gone.
Some of my videos were of me teaching English to my students at coffee shops, etc, and sometimes at McDonald's in Saigon. But I didn't realize that McDonald's were playing copyrighted music in the background. I wasn't paying attention. The video is of me teaching English. But you can hear the music in the background. Facebook took down some of those videos too. So, I started making sure I had no music in my videos. That's the scary part because the way that copyright is enforced is generally via programs that will simply detect a pattern or simply something that was copyrighted. So, the AI will detect the voice ID, the audio file so to speak, and will take it out of context to claim copyright as it ignores whether or not it was transformative or not, like parodies, like educational videos, perhaps political related videos, etc.