Woz Sues YouTube Over Ongoing Bitcoin Scams

Monica Chin, reporting for The Verge:

According to the lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, crooks have been posting videos on the platform claiming that Wozniak is hosting a bitcoin promotion. They convince users that if they send bitcoin to a provided address, “Wozniak” will return double the amount.

“YouTube has featured a steady stream of scam videos and promotions that falsely use images and videos of Plaintiff Steve Wozniak, and other famous tech entrepreneurs, and that have defrauded YouTube users out of millions of dollars,” the complaint reads.

They won’t stop these scams, but if you upload a video with a copyrighted song they’ll have it down in about a minute. They police what they care about.

Thursday, 23 July 2020