YouTube Wants ‘Fraudulent” Copyright Claimant Kept in Class Action Lawsuit
When musician Maria Schneider launched a class action lawsuit against YouTube demanding access to Content ID, she did so with ‘Pirate Monitor’. Due to this company’s allegedly fraudulent actions, YouTube filed a counterclaim that the plaintiffs now want severed from the case. According to them, YouTube wants a “guilt-by-association weapon” to sully the class.
In the hope of accessing YouTube’s Content ID system, in 2020 musician Maria Schneider launched a class action lawsuit that alleged mass infringement and serious deficiencies in YouTube’s copyright enforcement measures.
She did so with the support of a shadowy company called ‘Pirate Monitor’ but an in-depth investigation by YouTube later revealed that the entity was up to no good.
In order to build its case against YouTube, Pirate Monitor had uploaded around 2,000 movie clips to YouTube and then filed fraudulent takedown notices to have that content removed. It later admitted it didn’t hold the copyrights to the works it asserted in the case.
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