We need some major advice.
There is a "hate group" who hides behind fake names and proxies attacking people by fraudulantly filing DMCA notices on all of their video content.
It doesn't the videos are, these people are submitting faxes to YouTube Copyright, basically claiming ownership of ALL videos on any given YouTube account, and then signing that form (under penalty of perjury), which doesn't matter because they are using completely fictitiods names, addresses, and phone numbers.
Youtube does NOT even check to see that the contact info given on these forms is fictitious, and actually don't seem to care (?)..
They simply act on the complaint, and pull the video.
They give you a chance to counter-notify. But this just results in the other party countering yet again saying they are "seeking a court injunction". And this seems to be the end of story as far as YouTube is concerned.
These people are commiting fraud, forgery, and perjury. What can be done here?
YouTube just says to have a legal rep contact them. And then what?
The people this is happening to can't all afford individual lawyers.
Isn't what these other people doing a federal crime?
Need some major advice here. Talking to YouTube seems to be stalemate.
Please go here to see a video on exactly what is being done.
The fax that was sent is shown. A 12 page fax claiming ownsership on all videos across 3-4 accounts. And YouTube completly accepts it and acts on it!
They HAVE to know that the contact information is fake, the street doesn't even exist. The zipcide doesn't even match, and the name is a character in a movie!
Can someone help out here?
It's beyond insane..
Does the "legal rep" have to be a lawyer?
What can be done here?
Accounts are being suspended like crazy due to this.