YOUTUBE \ GOOGLE: Start Combatting Channel Theft

YOUTUBE \ GOOGLE: Start Combatting Channel Theft

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Brandon Dean started this petition to Google and

Over the past year an a half, the theft of creator's channels on the video sharing platform YouTube has become a major problem and over time has become more and more widespread. Small creators (that's people under 100k subs) are being targeted the hardest, having their channels stolen, their content removed and replaced with copyrighted material, all so the thief of the channel can make AdSense revenue from that channel until it gets deleted by DMCA 512(f) Copyright takedown.

Now this in itself is bad. But the inaction from Youtube is even worse. They only take action if you can get a large number of people to start controversy and THEN. Only then will they do something. By this time the chances of getting the channel back in one piece are close to nil. It's probably already been deleted for rampant breaching of copyright.

This in itself is bad but the fact that what should take one ID check and a few button presses here and there with an administrator privilege takes them MONTHS if they even do anything is beyond abhorrent. They are literally neglecting the people that made YouTube what it is now and what it should be in the future!

One recent example is a youTube creator called MagicKappa. His channel was stolen on Dec 5th 2019 and since then has not been returned. YouTube's support team have done absolutely nothing to help him and don't even read his DMs to them on Twitter. This needs to stop.

I'm petitioning today to stop this rampant theft of channels and neglect of creators on the platform, and also to hopefully force YouTube into returning Kappa's channel back to him before it gets aken down for breach of the DMCA. I would also like for Google to review their user authentication system as it's clear that there is a massive problem that allows for such abuse of people's accounts to happen. THIS. NEEDS. TO. STOP.

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