Anita Sarkeesian - How I fought against a Youtube takedown and harassment, and eventually won

New Media Rights helped Anita Sarkeesian, who is a remix artist and the founder of Feminist Frequency. Anita is a talented remix artist, video editor and feminist cultural critic who created a video that was taken down from Youtube under the label of "inappropriate content". New Media Rights believes that Youtube must create an efficient process so that Youtube users can reach the proper channels to reenable their videos, whether the takedown is for copyright (DMCA takedown), inappropriate content, or other reasons.

Anita's blog post,   "How I fought against a Youtube Takedown and Eventually Won" documents her issue well and talks about how New Media Rights helped resolve her issue:

"Luckily, Mera Szendro Bok who works at New Media Rights noticed me tweeting about my video’s removal and suggested her organization might be able to help.  Mera asked me to fill out this form detailing the issue.  Shortly thereafter, public interest attorney Art Neill contacted me and we discussed how YouTube did not provide any notification, explanation or process for me to dispute my video’s removal.  Over the next 2 1/2 weeks he petitioned YouTube with my grievances, communicated with their illusive legal department and advocated for my video to be reinstated.  On January 28th, 2011, I got an email from Art notifying me that he was successful in having my video restored.

Art was incredibly helpful, supportive and understanding, if it wasn’t for his advocacy work I might still be caught in YouTube’s autoresponding feedback loop.  New Media Rights is an amazing organization that offers quality one-to-one free legal assistance on copyright and online publishing, how-to and legal guides on new media and blogs about the latest media and internet laws.  If you have a problem similar to mine or any others with your videos being taken down off of video hosting websites you can contact New Media Rights for pro bono legal advice and assistance."

This testimonial does not constitute a guarantee,warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

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