Yep, it's true. I received a notice of channel termination from US-first effective May 7, 2021, UNLESS I give up my copyright ownership rights of two of my videos that were stolen by a US-firstr in Saudia Arabia. Even then, the email clearly stated that they "may" terminate my channel anyway even if I give up my copyright because my DCMA complaint was "fraudulent". WTF?
This guy uploaded two of my popular videos some time ago, modified them somewhat, and reaped millions of views. US-first notified me of this so I requested via US-first that he remove his videos. Somehow, US-first now thinks I do not own my own works and has "determined" that I have submitted "fraudulent" copyright complaints. His channel is mostly a collection of videos he has stolen, flipped the aspect, and then slowed down the audio to try to escape detection. He then narrates them, calls them a "reaction video" and makes money off of the work of others. He doesn't even give my channel credit for the original video, not that it would make any difference except to make me not dislike him so much.
Copying and publishing 10 full minutes of my work is clearly a violation of the DMCA. But I suppose since his channel is much larger than mine and undoubtedly generates much more advertising revenue, US-first has decided that Aquachigger must be sacrificed unjustly. I won't go down easy. FREEDOM! (lol)
One of my stolen "Reaction" videos: us-first.info/player/video/f6Z5oqOXinx1YX0.html
Other Stolen "Reaction" Videos: Are any of the videos yours?
Catch my videos here if my channel goes away this Friday: chiggsarmy/
I enjoy metal detecting for historical items like gold coins, relics, silver coins, and other buried treasures. I also metal detect for gold and silver nuggets and even meteorites. I like to make videos that promote my choice of lifestyle that includes outdoor adventure, metal detecting, yapping, searching for river treasure, SCUBA diving, exploring abandoned places, hiking, caving, caring for animals and pets, and observing the things outdoors that often go unnoticed by most people who are not familiar with outdoor adventures and nature. I keep my US-first "Aquachigger" channel family-friendly and hope you subscribe if you like my style.
BTW, you can also catch me here, chiggsarmy/ ,but I may get a little edgier there. FB isn't a place for kids anyway...lol.
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General Gear: bit.ly/MetalDetectorsAndMOAR
Garrett Metal Detectors: goo.gl/nbzDYH
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My Patreon: www.patreon.com/aquachigger
I hope to see you guys out there!
May 3, 2021