Double Bogus DMCA Takedown All The Way!
from the what-does-it-mean? dept
HappyCabbie alerts us to the news that “Hungrybear9562,” whose real name is Paul Vasquez, but is much better known as the “Double Rainbow Guy” for his viral video hit “Double Rainbow” (perhaps one of the most viral videos ever), has gone on a fascinatingly ignorant DMCA takedown binge, using some questionable theories. Basically, he’s decided that if there’s a video he doesn’t like, he can take it down. He put up his own bizarre video in which he explains his views on the DMCA:
Throughout the video he makes it clear that his main concern is that he “doesn’t like” these videos, which apparently are somewhat mean and make fun of him, but copyright is not made for censoring speech you don’t like. Amazingly, Vasquez even seems to be issuing DMCA takedowns on videos that try to explain this to him, including one from HappyCabbie which tries to explain the Streisand Effect to Vasquez:
Now some may claim this is just a case of a fairly ignorant guy abusing the DMCA, but that’s what happens when you provide such a tool for easy censorship. It gets abused by people to censor speech. What does it mean? It means that we have a double free speech problem all the way…