Bungie is suing a YouTuber for Fate 2 who allegedly retaliated against the DMCA takedowns on his account by filing false DMCA claims, on behalf of Bungie, against other broadcasters and the studio itself. Bungie’s lawsuit, filed in federal court on Wednesday, seeks damages of at least $7.6 million.
DMCA stands for Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This is basically copyright. On YouTube, companies can rely on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to remove content — such as leaked trailers or full movies.
The complaint alleges that Nicholas Minor, who broadcast under the name Lord Nazo, created two fake Gmail addresses pretending to be employees of CSC Global, the copyright management firm that represents Bungie. The lawsuit says Lord Nazo used these addresses in February to file 96 takedown requests on YouTube, citing the DMCA Act of 1998.
The removals included videos posted by YouTubers My Name is Byf (which has 974,000 subscribers); Aztecross (615000) and Bungie’s own YouTube account. “Minor’s attack caused a shock in the community fate,” read the complaint.” The creators described the frightening effect the fake takedowns had on their work, saying, “I am afraid of making new videos.” fate, not to mention keeping things you’ve already made “”. In the case of YouTube, if a channel receives three warnings (warnings for deleted videos), it is deleted from the site.
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