The EFF's been monitoring the latest legal abuse by the cult of $cientology: a series of false "DMCA Takedown" notices against youtube videos featuring news videos critical of the cult.|
YouTube users responded with DMCA counter-notices. At this time, many of the suspended channels have been reinstated and many of the videos are back up. Whether or not American Rights Counsel, LLC represents the notoriously litigious Church of Scientology is unclear, but this would not be the first time that the Church of Scientology has used the DMCA to silence Scientology critics. The Church of Scientology DMCA complaints shut down the YouTube channel of critic Mark Bunker in June, 2008. Bunker?s account, XenuTV, was also among the channels shut down in this latest flurry of takedown notices.