“It’s only when it is the light that they fight against it.”
Those may become famous words from Todd Friel, whose YouTube channel was recently shut down by complaints filed against the video hosting website that is owned by Google. Todd spoke those words in a critique about the television show “The View” which went to the ends of the earth to defend Muslims when Juan Williams was fired for making a comment that at times after 9/11 he was “nervous” to see them on an airplane. Todd’s comments always stuck with me, particularly the “darkness defends and partners with darkness” statement which I use frequently.
On Jan 11, 2011, (01/11/11) I went to Todd’s TheWretchedNetwork channel on YouTube to be shown this message instead of his 500+ original uploads:
YouTube account TheWretchedNetwork has been terminated because we received multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement from claimants including:
- Media Wave Video Productions
Now, I don’t know if Todd infringed upon anyone’s copyright claim to their original work at all because I’m not a lawyer, but in the videos I’ve seen of him – which would be all of them, he has used clips in what I would estimate the fair use policy allows for, in that most of the clips were used as part of a critique or commentary, in the same way countless other YouTube clips are presented.
Now I don’t know what other claimants YouTube claims filed “multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement” but they do list Media Wave. You can make your own decisions about them and their clients if you like, but I don’t have all the facts on this case at this time. I also don’t understand why, if multiple notifications were received, there was no attempt by YouTube to deal with the claimants one by one as they arise instead of accumulating them and terminating the account. Who knows, only time and some information will tell what really happened here. But I do understand one thing very clearly, thanks to Todd’s past work.
That it is only when it is the Light that they fight against it, because darkness partners with and defends darkness.