Editor for The Create Unknown. Works on other artistic things such as videos, art, and entertainment during free time as well.
*John Swan* leaves the pond to address a sinister new force in the YouTube and Twitter scenes: channel takedown extortion and harassment. It’s always been around, but now that it’s possible to doxx creators and shut down their livelihoods, there’s a massive surge in false strikes and impersonation. Sometimes it’s got a financial purpose, sometimes it’s just a bizarre vendetta. We go over the DMCA system and how YouTube manually checks claims, but they really can’t do it well enough to identify fake takedowns. Justin Whang, Rusty Cage, and now Memeology101 are all victims here, and there are countless more. YouTube just can’t do much about it because they have to comply with DMCA regulations that give a fair amount of power to the fake accuser. And how do you fight it? John explains that it’s a very expensive, tedious process. Throw in weaponizing the DMCA to violate privacy and you’ve got a legal backdoor to doxxing. Matt equates it to a form of YouTube terrorism because it’s low-effort, hard to stop, and way too effective. John offers a few solutions, from building a small but robust team dedicated to investigating claims, and giving creators the ability to rout the case to a fraud specialist. Matt wants to know why they can’t just verify age like websites do when he purchases “adult items.” Baby Gang questions include toxicity on YouTube, platforms tightening speech regulations, how to form an autonomous micronation in the desert, and John Swan’s secret fursona reveal! Thanks again to everyone who supports the show via Patreon -- and a special thanks to all our new Patrons, including TripleQuestionMark, whose excellent YouTube video is linked below! LINKS: *“Slow Down”* by James Marriott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n20BNnJA7f4 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n20BNnJA7f4 ) *John Swan’s Patreon:* https://www.patreon.com/johnswanyt *John Swan’s Pond Discord:* https://discord.gg/8mvu9SM *Lindsay Dodgson* , “YouTube channels are being held hostage with false copyright claims, but the platform's hands are tied”: https://www.insider.com/youtubers-channels-are-being-held-hostage-with-fake-copyright-claims-2020-6 *TripleQuestionMark* , “Why Your Username is TRASH (and How to Fix It): https://youtu.be/nSoZC9UX4rY *John Swan’s Secret Fursona* : https://imgur.com/a/j6JOn3h *🎥 CREDITS:* Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Edited by Zalgaloo → https://www.youtube.com/zalgaloo Produced by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com Opening Animation: Kidmograph City Animation: Eric Langlay Makeup: Mo Lewit → https://www.instagram.com/mo_the_makeup_madame/ Photography: Paula Lieber → https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality "The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media. 💬 CONNECT WITH US: » Chat with us on DISCORD: http://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw » Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown » Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown » Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown » View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com #TheCreateUnknown #JohnSwan #DMCA Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
100% of *Patreon* funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join the *DISCORD* to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw Australian YouTube commentary cognoscente *John Swan* ( https://youtube.com/JohnSwanYT ) broke open one of the most complex, interesting stories of 2020 -- and now he's entered The Create Unknown to talk to Matt about *Suzy Lu* , what fair use is and isn't, and what actually constitutes harassment. And a body part we really shouldn’t be talking about. Digital media renaissance man John Swan discusses what it means to make commentary videos in 2020 and how that’s changed from the earlier days of the genre, and he fills us in on just how diverse the commentary community really has become… for better and worse. He’s also on the front lines of the Copyright War, and he details his recent conflicts with reaction YouTuber Suzy Lu and her loyal attendant Steejo. It’s a long-running conflict that involves nuance and intrigue, from false copyright strikes and community guidelines takedowns to secret allies within the YouTube Headquarters. And Lindsay Lohan. Yeah, this is real life. The strange saga of Suzy Lu has raised important questions about copyright, creator and fan responsibilities, and how to push back on channels who might be behaving badly. As a sharp, witty commentator and a brilliant digital media legal mind, John Swan's perspective is unparalleled. Oh -- and this is only Part 1 of John Swan’s foray into the Unknown. Part 2 is on the way, and it’s packed with Keemstar, h3h3, and the morality of going after sponsors. Thanks to all our Patrons who make this show happen! Check out John Swan on: * YouTube - https://youtube.com/JohnSwanYT * Twitter - https://twitter.com/johnswanyt Videos mentioned in this episode: * Suzy Lu: The Most Problematic YouTuber You've Never Heard Of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJduyTTym2w 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Edited by Zalgaloo → https://www.youtube.com/zalgaloo Produced by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com Opening Animation: Kidmograph City Animation: Eric Langlay Makeup: Mo Lewit → https://www.instagram.com/mo_the_makeup_madame/ Photography: Paula Lieber → https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality "The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media. 💬 CONNECT WITH US: » Chat with us on DISCORD: http://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw » Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown » Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown » Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown » View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com #TheCreateUnknown #JohnSwan #SuzyLu Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
100% of Patreon funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join the DISCORD to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw We've opened up The Create Unknown Vault to unleash an exclusive Q&A previously available only to our earliest Patrons -- extended material from the great William Osman. After William decides to order Thai food during our episode break, Matt shares a story about the most annoying place he's ever worked. William launches into relationship advice and how Caretaker deals with the creative madness of The Osman -- and the secret appears to be some sort of mystical balance. His story of how Caretaker supported William's YouTube venture is a great example of how important it is to have people close to you who prop up your confidence and strengthen your ability to deal with real life. Because... not everyone is supportive. William's foray into Kickstarter was met with a pretty clear message from his own grandmother: get a real job. And his dad is still sending him job applications. TV shows, eating up humanity's time, and laser-cut ham Vin Diesel sandwiches! And make sure to listen to the full episode, "William Osman Enters The Create Unknown": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=627w2IvBhWE Check out William Osman on: * YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/williamosman * Twitter - https://twitter.com/crabsandscience * Instagram - https://instagram.com/crabsandscience Videos mentioned in this episode: * Laser Cut Vin Diesel Ham and Cheese Sandwich: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr1YRP6rWdc 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Edited by Zalgaloo → https://www.youtube.com/zalgaloo Produced by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com Opening Animation: Kidmograph City Animation: Eric Langlay Makeup: Mo Lewit → https://www.instagram.com/mo_the_makeup_madame/ Photography: Paula Lieber → https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality "The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media. 💬 CONNECT WITH US: » Chat with us on DISCORD: http://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw » Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown » Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown » Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown » View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com #TheCreateUnknown #WilliamOsman #podcasts Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Our favorite feculent goblin psychicpebbles ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC--BMyA2X4a9PGAo3lTuopg ) returns to The Create Unknown to talk about his new Adult Swim pilot, “Smiling Friends” -- and this extra-length episode took us an additional week to edit because there was just so much in here. Oh, and if you haven't seen Smiling Friends yet, here's your link: https://www.adultswim.com/videos/smiling-friends/smiling-friends 100% of *Patreon* funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join the *DISCORD* to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw We already know that Zach is one of the funniest people alive... but what does a comedic genius do during lockdown? We explore a day in the life of a quarantined Pebbles, and we stumble on the key to happiness in adulthood. Matt reveals why he still gets an Easter basket every year before Zach dives into the brand new world of Charlie, Pim, and the Smiling Friends. He tells us about his inspirations for the show’s humor, its unique art style, and which celebrity cameos he might want to see in the future -- including YouTubers. We also discuss what it’s like to see your peers achieve success and how to handle that, as well as how to deal with criticism as an entertainer. The origins of “Because I bit you” from the Gremblo art show, rundowns of working with the amazing Smiling Friends cast, and what it was like to give an elevator pitch for such a bizarre animated show all pop up -- as well as Zach’s true feelings about the Planet of the Apes reboot. The Baby Gang asks how Zach will deal with explosive success, either with his YouTube channel or his new show, and the answer *isn’t* Kony 2012. Then we find out what Zach has laughed the absolute hardest at in his entire life and what it’s really like to work with Michael Cusack. Thanks again to all of our patrons for supporting the show. You really do make every episode happen. In case you missed it, check out our FIRST episode with Zach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4b9YuMIwXk ------------------ THE CREATE UNKNOWN ------------------ ⭐️ Join us on Patreon ( https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown ) ❤️ Chat with us on Discord ( https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw ) 📺 Watch this episode on YouTube ( https://youtube.com/thecreateunknown ) 🎥 CREDITS: ---------- * Hosts: Kevin Lieber ( https://www.podchaser.com/creators/kevin-lieber-107ZzlONjU ) and Matt Tabor ( https://www.podchaser.com/creators/matthew-tabor-107ZzmWVL1 ) * Edited by Zalgaloo ( https://www.podchaser.com/creators/zalgaloo-107a4Yqcfl ) * Produced by Ben Webster ( https://twitter.com/benwebsterVEVO ) * Theme by Mega Drive ( http://megadrivemusic.com/ ) * Special Thanks: Mo Lewit ( https://www.instagram.com/mo_the_makeup_madame/ ) and Paula Lieber ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality ) * "The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media 💬 CONNECT WITH US: ------------------ * Follow us on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/createunknown ) * Follow us on Instagram ( http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown ) * Follow us on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown ) * View our website ( https://thecreateunknown.com/ ) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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