Please sign our petition here and take action against copyright abuses on YouTube. It is a foreign relations claim and no U.S. Zip Code is required: http://wh.gov/lSssK
On July 8, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order # 13671, which prohibits among many inhumane acts, the transfer of property from the USA to persons who obstruct the distribution of aid to the Congo (DRC). In other words, property in that is owed to Congolese creators from the usage of their creative content on YouTube is to be distributed expeditiously by the Harry Fox Agency, which administers the YouTube royalties’ distributions. The program was set up to relieve some of financial difficulties due to the war crisis in the DRC, without the need to go through YouTube Multi-Channel Networks and losing a large percentage of their proceeds to French middlemen (MCN) such as Believe.
Unfortunately, then here comes Believe Digital, Wizdeo, Murphy Ben International and Spice Digital South Africa after the fact, to lodge numerous unsubstantiated YouTube Content-ID claims with intent to divert these royalties that are due to Congolese creators in crisis, based on nothing except YouTube Content-ID matches over content that they deliberately fed to YouTube Content-ID Tool, so as to generate false positive Copyright Matches and obstruct 30% (or more) off the Congolese revenue while sitting pretty in Paris, France; Lagos, Nigeria: and Mumbai India or South Africa; while the American taxpayers foot the bill to alleviate the suffering in Congo.
Accordingly, this petition is on behalf of Sekamoke Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity under the IRS Code, EIN 27-4686404, which is assisted by Google Nonprofit Grants and YouTube Nonprofits to allot royalties owed to creators in Africa who cannot pursue their creative rights. Sadly, all these YouTube Multi-Channel Networks falsely claim to be the exclusive copyright owners of the content created in DRC, which has found its way on to the YouTube platform, while collecting royalties without paying the Congolese creators. Worse still, whenever Believe Digital fails to pay the real content owners, they mislead the African copyright owners that we monetized their content when in reality; our entire nonprofit channel has neither monetized a single video nor received one red cent from YouTube.
We respectfully request for sanctions against these entities and restitution from their ill-gotten gains according to the copyright laws.