Which version of the units are these? The first go round that failed so bad that DHS played hide the sausage moving them around warehouses to keep them from being looked at, or the next generation of Tiger Repelling Rock we shelled out for?
The company is Google. YouTube is a Google company (or is it alphabet now), they control the ads and their system has been gamed for years now. The monolith has no answers for people who create the content and only answer to corporations. Many creators CAN'T/DON'T fight back because that lands them a strike and they can lose use of the entire platform. When is the last time a corporation got strikes and banned from the platform? Even fucking Viacom who sued them for infringement over videos they uploaded themselves to the platform still has a channel.
The system is unbalanced, and only by telling people about this scummy behavior and apply public pressure will anything maybe change.
Google/YouTube does bear some blame here, they allow "corporations" to claim ownership of content without demanding they offer evidence. If you are going to assign penalties, perhaps making people prove their claims wouldn't be to much of a burden. It is their playpen & they can do what they want, but they are facilitating copyfraud and theft while pretending the law leaves them no option. If a creator gets 3 strikes they get fucked, when is the last time a corporation tripled down on a birdsong and got cut off from automatically being able to submit claims without review? Its YouTube's playpen, they can ban creators they can ban corporations from ContentID and force them to use the actual DMCA and not the law sidestepping BS system the cartels demanded that is being abused constantly.
because the law has no penalties for doing this. Google doesn't have the courts threatening to hold them liable for jumping to fast to a bogus notice, only that they jump on any notice.
An easy elegant solution would be for Google to withhold any revenue until all appeals are done. Many of these asshats hold the claim until they have to answer then release, then show up and file another bogus complaint - lather, rinse, repeat.
This can't happen in copyright land, only corporations can have copyrights, only corporations can benefit from copyrights, only corporations can make money from copyrights.
The law needs to allow them to cut off those who make faulty complaints, without fear of billions of dollars in lawsuits.
YouTube is flawed, but it really is hard to kill the behemoth once its rolling along. Now we need to force the law to be changed, and since we aren't asking for another 120 years extension to the rights no one is listening.
"In-Browser User Engagement Solutions" And what they failed to mention is they will engage users in ways to express their outrage & finding workarounds. It will help damage the brand, and when it finally starts infecting peoples computers you will then have to walk back your stupidity and the amount of fines & legal damages will outweigh anything you earned from this idiotic methods.
No end user thinks kindly of ads. This type of intrusive kind is really shitty. Isn't it bad enough you have supercookies, tracking IDs and the 1000 other ways you spy on consumers to make a buck enough? Do you really have to try and scrape that last half a cent out of it?
We must teach them early to not stand up for their "rights", that way they will accept everything we do to them. The rules are to protect our bad acts, and if you dare highlight those we will use the full force of law to crush you. Be obedient to your masters.
I wonder if he will try to play the but I'm not a lawyer in IL card again, IIRC (I admit this one is a bit hazy) something was working its way through the system towards him and he stopped being a lawyer in IL to avoid the hassle.
I'm more entertained that you think my entire response was demanding a war on guns, totally ignoring the point that we spend more time fighting over guns than putting any effort into helping the mentally ill in this country.
Thanks for proving my point that fucking guns are more important than human lives in this country.
I had predicted that it was Lutz would be found dead having drunk himself to death, then the lawyers would place all of the blame on their client and try to walk away as the Feds tried to get information out of Nevis.
Before that I had wondered if Duffy was dead and had been replaced with a mannequin, he hadn't appeared in person in any court where he was to show up and kept filing the telephonic appearance requests. Given many of the documents filed via ECF were shown to come from machines not in Duffys control. This was dispelled when a Judge finally said no to telephonic appearances and after several more delay tactics Duffy appeared in court.
Because I know his ego won't let him look away... Hey Steele. How's it going? What's it like to fail this hard? You don't show up and post mocking us anymore, problem?
All my love, One of those meddling kids on the internet who destroyed your world.
The beast, so bloated, did not notice its mortal wounds and keep trudging forward. Messages sent, flirtations imagined, all to get another monthly fee - unaware that the transactions would not finish. Another sign up, see how special and shiny we are, give us money, send flirtation #28972... the money will flow as the zombie beast kept plodding forward.
OMG WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!! QUICK DO WHAT THOSE OTHER GUYS ARE DOING!!!! WE CAN RAISE OUR PROFITS!!!!
Should we perhaps stop running blindly to the fast "fix" that does nothing of benefit for people?
We have in this country some serious issues that a fucking bag check will not fucking fix. - Our mental health system has failed. Those who require help are priced out of getting the help they need. Their illness is seen as some sort of punishment from a higher power, and as long as they aren't panhandling & bothering me I don't have to care... until the voices tell them the blood god demands blood. - Which leads to the insanity of MOAR GUNS! FEWER CHECKS! My right to bear arms trumps common fucking sense! The system is woefully inadequate to keep weapons out of the hands of those who legally can not possess them. But this hot button issue results in its own form of mental illness, helped along with the 'the secret mooslim president is gonna take yer guns!!!' rhetoric.
We have more weapons than rational people should need, they are stolen, pawned, and vanish from the grid until someone is murdered. Even those charged with protecting citizens can't keep track of their caches.
We do have many more problems, but we care more about weapons than making sure our neighbors are well. It has a tragic cost, and instead of deciding society would be better off if we showed actual concern about those who need help we decide that some security theatre will solve it (or at least shut people up until the next one... then more theatre... until the next one... then more theatre... until the next one...
At what point is the bodycount high enough to admit that as a society we keep failing those who need help because we "needed" a tax break and to stop protecting the least of us?
Something something causes a form of brain damage. Now the citizens should prove they aren't brain damaged and removed these power drunk morons from their positions. Sadly it will cost them even more, because one can be sure that there are requirements in the contracts trying to get rid of them early.
Google made a BUNCH of missteps doing +. Be social, circles, hang out... Now use your real name or f right off. Its not a social platform it is an identity service. We need more, we'll make YouTube comments better by slapping real names on it. Don't present posts in chronological order, just randomly shift them around make people have to spend more time looking for new content we hid. Oooh lets let people press a button on searches and send that to everyone they know.
Perhaps now they will stop listening to the 32 different masters they were trying to serve, and be consumer centric. People like to see things in order, people don't like to have all sorts of crap stuffed in their feed... I might be friends with you but I have no idea who these other people are and we don't have the same tastes in things... but I keep getting bombarded by your tastes and I have no control to stop it other than to ask (and end up in a fight), change what circle you are in (and forget you exist there), or just uncircle you to save my sanity.
It is a quirky little platform, it needs some love after they finish untangling it from everything else trying to force people to use it.
While it is insane, they are always fearful of being the next dancing baby case. The cartels have no problem throwing tons of cash down a hole to crush those who resist their demands, correct or not. No one wants to be the first case that proves they need to review the notices before blindly accepting them. The fact that even if the takedown was bogus there was still going to be a black mark against the account holders is the really stupid part for Vimeo. Some random troll send multiple notices, screw all your work, get off our site because we don't want to deal with the hassle.
This is another chapter in how broken the DMCA process is, and nothing is going to change because much money is spend to buy the law they want, not the law that should be.
I look forward to someone starting a company to disrupt the marketplace that doesn't yank first & then punish you still later when it is bogus. That they review the claims and reject as needed. I look forward to a court having to hear how they didn't act fast enough and the company producing the 100 bogus takedowns covering 100000 items that they were expected to check in a reasonable time.
It really is time we stop allowing the cartels to demand everyone else pay for their mistakes and the huge amount of derp they generate with these bogus notices. Imagine if they had to pay a fine for every bogus notice, they would get much better much faster.
If only we could force Congress to have nothing better than the worst off of the people in the country. They are supposed to represent us, and it has become crystal clear that they live in their own little bubbles disconnected from the reality us little people live in. Imagine how quickly things would get fixed if instead of Congress first, it was the people put first. You can have nothing better than the little people... as we saw when they figured out their childish shutdown of the government wouldn't allow them to fly home when it affects them they can move mountains quickly. Imagine all of the sweeping changes if: congress got medical via the VA. congress had to pay for office supplies, gas, parking. congress had to deal with cable companies without a VIP number and had to decide between going to work or waiting for the 12 hour window where a tech might show up. congress didn't get paid if they play chicken with the budget. If they didn't get vacations like a majority of working people in this country.
They screw these programs up, deliver nothing of benefit, and then don't have the courage to hold someone accountable unless they can score some points in the media... rather than doing it because citizens got screwed and the people were more important than a pretty, worthless, program.