If you read this blog regularly, you may know that Freedom Of Speech is near and dear to my heart.
It is essential that we defend our freedom of speech, because if we are not free to speak up, we cannot defend any of our other rights. Therefore, quite uncharacteristically for me, I have gone and made a response to the video telling the YouTube community about how some groups and individuals filed fraudulent DMCA charges against a number of YouTube channels whose message they do not like.
Instead of using their freedom of speech to challenge the messages they did not agree with, these people (and organizations) tried to curb freedom of speech…. Even though they knew that each one of their DMCA charges would be proven false, they knew that simply by having DMCAs filed against them, it will create a bad reputation for tha channel. As a result of this ’bad reputation’, this channel can be suspended by YouTube.
It is a variation on the ‘lawfare’ we have seen in Canada to silence some voices….
So, here is my response: