Even though Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt has lost every single claim of copyright violation he has filed against our YouTube page, due to YouTube’s processing system he is able to take the account offline by repeatedly making bogus copyright claims.
Just one day after YouTube rejected Klingenschmitt’s earlier complaints and restored our account, the Republican candidate for Colorado State House and anti-gay activist filed additional and equally specious copyright complaints that once again terminated the account.
We expect our account to be restored again as our videos are protected speech and call on YouTube to more proactively protect users against copyright claim abusers.
If you would like to help, please consider signing our petition asking YouTube to reinstate Right Wing Watch’s account and take steps to stop abusers of its takedown policy.
YouTube, Legal Division:
Your current copyright takedown policy is too vulnerable to abuse via false complaints.
The YouTube account of Right Wing Watch recently fell victim to one serial abuser’s exploitation of your policy, though the videos in question were all protected by the Fair Use doctrine. Please remedy the situation by reinstating Right Wing Watch’s video account ASAP and publicly modifying your takedown policy or employing mechanisms to flag serial abusers and prevent this type of abuse and censorship.
You can also tweet @YouTube and urge them to expedite the review process, as YouTube must know by now that Klingenschmitt has a clear record of filing unfounded complaints.