Yesterday's DMCA uproar over anti-$cientology videos on YouTube may have been a $cientology scam. More info also available on Industry standard:|
The notices were sent from an organization by the name of American Rights Counsel, LLC. However, Scientology detractors associated with the group Anonymous noted that no such limited liability corporation exists in the U.S. and that the text of the takedown notices is virtually identical to previous efforts from Wikipedia contributor oschaper, thought to be someone named Oliver Schaper (oschaper on Wikipedia and message boards). It's possible that this individual was behind the notices, also filed by another apparently non-existent entity called ContentFactory America.