Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

You Tube Threatens To Terminate Account Over Criticism of Copyright Policy

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Third parties claim they own people’s voices

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, August 13, 2012

A You Tube video critical of the company’s bizarre copyright policy under which ownership of people’s voices can be claimed by third parties was deleted and the account put on notice for termination, with You Tube claiming the clip was “commercially deceptive”.

In the video above, Alex Jones explains You Tube’s policy of allowing third parties to claim ownership of other people’s voices.

In this case, because Alex Jones’ voice was used on a track recorded by the music group Biotronic, You Tube’s copyright bots erroneously identified Jones’ voice in his own documentary Endgame as being owned by Biotronic. This has resulted in a penalty being placed against the original user’s account, with an additional threat of termination if any further penalties are issued.

Although You Tube have now removed the claim that Biotronic owns Alex Jones’ voice – proving we were in the right – the original video that Jones made drawing attention to the issue has been deleted.

In an email sent to the Alex Jones Channel, You Tube explains that the clip has been deleted because it is a “violation of You Tube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content,” despite the fact that the video contains no commercial content and is clearly not spam.

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t

The email also states, “Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the termination of your account.”

As we explained in a previous article about a similar incident that involved comedian Joe Rogan, this kind of activity represents a new frontier of censorship – copyrighting people.

It also serves as another reminder of how dangerous it is to entrust Google-owned You Tube with safeguarding Internet free speech when the company routinely censors content for a myriad of reasons, many of which turn out to be completely discriminatory.

You Tube has also aggressively moved to censor political free speech, by acquiescing to remove hundreds of videos showing police brutality, demonstrations and other lawful activity, in order to comply with with “government removal requests”.

Videos censored under this pretext include footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest,during which members of the group attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.

You Tube also deleted a video of Alex Jones using satire to criticize global warming alarmist and University of Oregon Professor Kari Norgaard, who argued that man-made climate change skeptics should be”treated” for having a mental disorder.

The Alex Jones Channel has been repeatedly targeted for termination by You Tube for a plethora of different reasons – all of which turned out to be completely bogus.

The screenshots below show the message we received from You Tube as well as the message seen by viewers when they attempt to watch the original video (click for enlargements).

You Tube Threatens To Terminate Account Over Criticism of Copyright Policy 130812shot1a

You Tube Threatens To Terminate Account Over Criticism of Copyright Policy 130812shot2a

*********************

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

This article was posted: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 6:29 am





Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
The Truth About the Michael Brown Shooting See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Cop: Get a Gun, We Can't Protect You From Ferguson Violence See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.