The DMCA Situation

Over the past two months I have been making a series of videos critical of the documentary House of Numbers. I gave examples of how the documentary edited people mid-sentence to change the meaning of what they are saying, lied about the sequence and dates of a series of HIV tests in order to convince people that the tests are useless, and missed out vital information about the death of a little girl from AIDS related illnesses, but allowed her now deceased mother to tell people the documentary not to take their anti-viral medication. These videos are non-profit and made for educational purposes and fall well within fair use, yet over the past week, multiple DMCAs have been filed against them.

The first DMCA filed against me was from Liam Scheff who starred in part 5 of my video series. Liam believes that my videos are not protected under fair use because they are not made for educational purposes, but instead for propaganda. Over the last week, Liam has been constantly posting on my Facebook and has called me a retard, a cunt, a little bitch and, of course, a paid shill. Yet at the same time believes that I have been slandering him. What is also bizarre is that even though Liam has made it clear of his intentions to drag me through the courts, at the same time he does not think I am a real person but part of Myles Power inc. Liam later went on to remove his DMCA, but by filing it in the first place he has left himself open to legal action.

As soon as part 5 was restored, it was taken immediately down by Martin Penny and the people at Knowledge Matters, who then decided to file 2 more DMCA takedowns against part 1 and 2. I want to take this time to remind people that there are multiple copies of House of Numbers uploaded to YouTube. If Martin Penny and the people at Knowledge Matters truly thought I was infringing copyright, then why are they not going after people who uploaded the entire movie? It is very clear that these people are trying to silence my criticism. For those who don’t know, Martin Penny is the Executive Producer of House of Numbers and a multimillionaire from Leeds who used to be the CEO of GHD. What’s interesting is that Martin is now a chairman at OHS Ltd – one of the leading health, safety and environmental consultancies who have worked for the NHS.

To recap, one of the chairmen for a company that advises the NHS is an AIDS denialist who is actively trying silence me.

If you think this is unacceptable can I ask that you share my story to anyone who will listen.

Thank you


About Myles Power (763 Articles)
Hello Internet! My name is Myles Power and I am a chemist from the North East of England, who loves to make videos trying to counter pseudoscience and debunk quackery in all of its various forms! From the hype around GMOs through to Atrazine turning the freakin’ frogs gay, I’ll try to cut through the nonsense that’s out there!

8 Comments on The DMCA Situation

  1. Anti-denialists // February 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm // Reply

    You gotta fight it Myles! People can mirror your videos if worse comes to worse.


  2. If this guy really cared about spreading the “truth,” I suspect he wouldn’t feel the need to copyright everything. I mean look at a description in one of his videos!
    And the video consists of nothing but Liam reading this exact text. It’s 54 seconds long.

    “Scientists Lie.

    If scientists were sincere, they would do nothing but defend us from industry, which sprays us with DDT, 2,4-D, Malathion, Glyphosate, feeds us plastic and poison, and injects us with metal, mercury, and animal cells.

    But scientists lie. They lie through their teeth, because they’re slaves to what we’re all slaves to: the petrochemical-oligarchy.

    Science is the same thing as the Medieval Church, but with Oil – with Machines.

    (The good scientists know this and are branded as heretics and excommunicated.)

    Same People. Same Evil. Different Century.

    ©2014 Liam Scheff”


  3. hey myles, big fan of your videos. horrified my this as a situation. so much so that i have written to my MP with regard to Mr Penny. AIDS denialists advising government? really? no… really???


  4. Hey Myles,
    please keep us informed as much as you can. I understand that you likely are busy with your life, and that this DMCA situation likely makes this hobby of making videos seem not worth it. I just ask that you keep at it. Your videos are worth the fight.


  5. BiggerThanAToaster // February 12, 2014 at 3:16 pm // Reply

    I’m no lawyer, but I wonder if the change in the person filing these false claims is because Martin Penny lives outside the US. If a person was to file a false DMCA claim, but they lived outside the US and had no assets in the US that could be seized by the courts. Would that mean there is no way an American court could impose penalties/fines for false DMCA claims?


    • That damages, penalties, and fines can be imposed is without a doubt. Collecting them would be another matter. Extradition might be a possibility because there aren’t many places that don’t view it as a crime. But again, the potential for actuation of such a procedure is rather limited. Neither is likely to be worth the cost even if they would succeed.



    here is the link for reporting ‘other legal issues’ you may have to jiggle the form a little. For example, I put Fraudulent DMCA in the box which asks for the specific law being violated and then just had a polite rant in the box at the bottom… post away people.


  7. I hope you persevere with your video making, if not there than somewhere else, as the MP channel is one of Youtube’s many little highlights and (like other sufferers of DMCA abuse) the message your opponents seek to silence is one people need to hear. For what it’s worth (precious little), I’ve added my voice via Youtube’s feedback and encouraged people I know to spread the word. I wish you better for the future.


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