Fourth DMCA Filed Against Me

Looks like this is goodbye :(
I have received yet another DMCA from Martin Penny and the people at Knowledge Matters LLC. This means that my account will be terminated in 7 days and I will be prohibited from creating a new account in the future.
If you think what is happening here is as disgusting as I do could you please point me in the direction of people who could help.
Could I also ask you to share my story with anyone who will listen – newspapers, MPs, bloggers, youtubers, etc.
Bye guys :(


About Myles Power (738 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

13 Comments on Fourth DMCA Filed Against Me

  1. Please file the counter-notification. I know you don’t want to give your information to these people but crazy though they are, I don’t think they are the kind to publicly release your information. If you fail to file the counter-claim they will likely attempt to abuse this loophole in the future to prevent all criticism. Many of my favorite channels that discuss skepticism have faced similar false DMCA’s in the past and they all seemed to have successfully filed counter-notifications and haven’t been subject to real-life abuse because of it.


    • I plus one this comment. PLEASE for the love of science file the counter! Doubtful they’ll abuse your personal information.


    • I entirely support a counter to this. Aside from that I think everyone here should try and get copies of these videos, and spread them anywhere we can on the internet. Vimeo, YouTube accounts, torrent sites. They want to silence one outlet of the truth, why not give them many more that they can’t?

      Someone I follow in a Facebook group has already pulled the video from YouTube, ready for distribution. Hopefully Myles won’t DMCA the guy. :D


  2. Welp, looks like it’s time to educate someone about the Streisand effect.


  3. You should go to popehat. just google them they’re set up to help bloggers and youtubers with this sort of thing, They can even find legal help for you. give them a shot


  4. You could also try contacting Ben Goldacre, given that he has had similar experience with the Bad Science chapter on Matthias Rath.


  5. House of numbers debunking on daily motion. Let the game of whackamole begin.



    Seeding all of Myles Power’s debunking videos in case the channel gets taken down. (I liked the science videos too, but figured most people were after these specifically)


  7. Any way you could continue to make content but load them on your website instead? Or even simply have wmv or mp4 versions of your vids up for download, ad simply open a forum with topics where we could post our comments? You’re a fantastic individual and you provide a great service, so there has to be a way to get around the issue without violating the law.


  8. Take it into your own hands and go Steisanding, stop relying on Myles, 1 guy doing a lot can have a big effect but so can a bunch of people doing a little!

    I mirrored all of Myles videos, Some have been recut so that they can be downloaded with and uploaded on Youtube with unverified accounts so that people can make an unlimited number of mirrors. Do unto the conspiracy theorists as they do unto us! Flood the net with mirrors of the debunking films as a voice against these nut cases on a modern social platform!


  9. What is truly damning, is the unwillingness of Google to fix their terrible implementation of a broken law. Google really does not care about things like this. Therefor I do not think that google services are suitable for science and proper content and that these communities should not use any google products.


  10. Unfortunately, Google can’t do anything about it. These things are handled between the claimant and those alleged of infringement. We’re talking about a federal law. Even if Google wanted to help, they couldn’t. Otherwise they would lose their safe harbor status, as explained below.

    But nevertheless, there’s not even a remote possibility that you would lose. If you need funds to build a legal case, though, we could definitely make that happen. I’d file a countersuit, but that’s probably my jewish lawyer family talking.

    On a separate note: The same thing happened ages ago when VenomFangX tried to DMCA Thunderf000t. That whole situation didn’t end well for Shawn (VFX). Most of the videos are private now. But still gives you an idea what can happen by fraudulently invoking the DMCA.



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