YouTube Obeys Fake Takedown Request From 15 Year Old

Want a video removed from YouTube? Send along a fake takedown notice pretending to be from the copyright holder. At least, it’s a prank that worked for a 15 year old from Perth, who sent a signed form to YouTube pretending to be from the Australian Broadcasting Company. The form requested the takedown of hundreds of clips from The Chaser’s War on Everything, which the ABC has made freely available. The head of ABC-TV comedy, Courtney Gibson, says it is not clear why the boy impersonated an ABC employee and had the clips removed, but she is glad he has now apologised

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