If you keep up with youtube Drama, or even watch Atheist Vloggers on Youtube, then you probably know about Venomfangx aka, Shawn, aka PCS. Shawn was a popular creationist youtuber. He dared to spread misinformation about evolution. Thunderf00t, another youtuber, an educator about evolution brought Shawn down quickly. Shortly after this, Shawn filed a false DMCA on Tf00t and got a few of his videos taken down that showed parts of Shawn's. Thunderf00t threatened to take legal action on Shawn and have his youtube taken down. Shawn and Tf00t reached an agreement, Shawn would publicly apologize for the false DMCA. It seemed Shawn learned his lesson, for the moment.
Shawn left youtube for a few months after he asked people for donations for a ministry he was going to do because he got fired from his job for handing out Kent Hovid DVD's rather than working. He asked for a dollar each month, and said he would donate anything over 500$ to Sick kids hospital . He made much over 500$. He didn't donate a cent to them, instead he kept the money. Paypal caught wind of this, and Shawn got his paypal taken down.
Within a few weeks of this, Shawn put up a video saying he was leaving youtube for awhile because his parents received a death threat from Muslims. His parents apparently said if he didn't leave youtube, they would through him out of their house.
After all of this, Shawn gave his channel to Geerup, a paranoid creationist, then came back.
Now, he has DMCAed all of the videos that contain his image... seems like he didn't learn his lesson, eh?

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Comment by Jordan Culver on January 6, 2010 at 10:11pm
Apparently he has ten days to close his account before... well... you can guess what will happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sCO-60U6Bg
Comment by Stephanie on January 6, 2010 at 2:06pm
I am on YouTube Daily and subscribe to all the major "atheist" players. VenomFX and Geerup are topnotch loons. I hope that this time they prosecute him. I know that coughlan666 is still trying to get the info he needs from YouTube in order to go after the person "Paul Kent" responsible for all the DMCAs his channel received.
Comment by Aggiememenon on January 6, 2010 at 10:51am
He needs to be prosecuted for filing those new false DMCAs...no mercy this time. Boy does not understand fair use at all. I hope DPR is far less forgiving than Thunderf00t. But I also hope Thunderf00t sues the pants off the scammers who exploiting him via thunderf00t.com.
Comment by Marshall on January 6, 2010 at 9:58am
Personally, I'm enjoying all of it. It's nice to have PCS back, cause quite frankly there is something really, really wrong with Geerup.
Comment by Stephen Moore on January 5, 2010 at 10:26pm
I'd say he did learn his lesson, it's just not the lesson he ought to have learnt. Until there is a prosecution for filing false DMCA notices, he'll keep doing it because he knows he can get away with it.

This of course presumes he actually understands the concept of Fair Use. And given the episode with Tf00t, he should know.

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