YouTube is so horrible now for content creation, I don't understand how content creators are able to post anything anymore without it being smashed by the copyright automation.
tl;dr ContentID is a workaround for a broken copyright system. It's not perfect, but it's better for everyone than falling back to the default of copyright through court.
Source? The US asked for his extradition and the NZ authorities raided his home, as far as I know.
I am surprised they haven't been fined out of existence yet.
In Germany not only the GDPR regulation but also the so-called "right to the own picture" applies here.This means that no one may use/sell pictures of a person without explicit consent. Therefore, photographers must also have an explicit release of the person for the respective context of use.
The article claims you could ask for deletion of your data without uploading your ID.
So If they have data on you, that is older than a month, and did not contacted you to inform you of it, you can file a complaint!
https://github.com/LINCnil/Guide-RGPD-du-developpeur/blob/ma... (In French sorry)
edit: also France did fine Google just fine.
The irony is that companies like Facebook, Twitter, etc are really bothered when another business scrapes profiles to mine data uploaded to those sites.
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that one of these companies gets sued by them for "stealing" content they host and violating the licenses for user content they grant themselves via their ToS.
Copyright applies there too, and if you sued them for it, it's not inconceivable you might win.