Peter Schilte wrote:
Isn't this the first time YouTube exposes the name of the complainer?
Change in policy, I suppose?
But still a stupid move, because YouTube could know that this Schaper guy has a history of false DMCA complaints.
Kinda stupid of YouTube.....
Remember that a majority of take downs on YT are done by corporate entities. In such cases, the name of the corporation is listed as the source for the DMCA request.
"Logically", Schaper is posing as an LLC. Thus, in his case, he's also likely posing under a "sole proprietership" position, as LLC's can be inaugurated under a single person and, further, having to attatch his name as the primary complainant, which YT would use to indicate what entity has made the DMCA complaint.
YT listing his name is no different to them than putting "Church of Scientology" in the field. If DM took it on himself to subit and sign DMCAs in the name of the CoS, YT would probably list him by name in any announcement regarding a DMCA take down.
The stupid move would be on the part of Schaper in this case, using his own name as opposed to that of the bogus LLC to lodge the complaint. However, using the name of the LLC would likely land him in deeper shit once it came out that he was making complaints and having actions taken illegaly
for an LLC that doesn't even exist, which is (IIRC) a crime.