Bullshido YouTube Account Suspended
I got this email from YouTube this afternoon, and now I find out that the account is completely suspended:
Apparently the simpering Wing Chun instructor who was the subject of a light-hearted parody video making fun of him, made enough of a stink to get YouTube to say "screw-it" and blow out our whole account.
This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Sifu justin Och
claiming that this material is infringing:
What's Wrong With the Martial Arts: Self-Made Sound Effects
Repeat incidents of copyright infringement will result in the deletion of your account and all videos uploaded to that account. In order to prevent this from happening, please delete any videos to which you do not own the rights, and refrain from uploading additional videos that infringe on the copyrights of others. For more information about YouTube's copyright policy, please read the Copyright Tips
If you elect to send us a counter notice, please go to our Help Center
to access the instructions.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
This account is vital to us getting the word out about what we do here, along with our sense of humor about MA related stuff. We had dozens of videos on there, with MILLIONS of hits, so this is a major problem for us.
How you can help:
1. Attempt to contact YouTube on our behalf and find out how we can resolve this. I've done what I can do at the moment, through their system, but perhaps an email campaign would help more. For the record, we haven't violated any copyrights by editing content for the sake of parody.
2. Re-upload any Bullshido videos you have to your own YouTube accounts, and include http://www.bullshido.net at the top of the description for each.
3. ??? Ideas?