As I noted on my last post about this issue,
“I will consider the issue a true victory for Sinclair when he re-uploads the video on his account.”
It is a true victory for Sinclair!
As he writes on his DeSmogBlog post,
“In accordance with established YouTube guidelines, I filed a “counternotice”, affirming, “under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”
As of today, I have received the following confirmation from YouTube:
” In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we’ve completed processing
your counter-notification regarding your video:
This content has been restored and your account will not be penalized.”
I wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to YouTube, to all those who advised and supported me in this effort, and most especially, to Anthony Watts and SurfaceStation.org, for providing invaluable exposure to my video series, and greatly increasing my traffic and visibility.”
The newly reinstated video is imbedded in that post, or you can watch it here.
Hooray for truth winning out.
I heard from Sinclair that he pretty much quadrupled his popularity by having Watts false-DMCA him. So that kind of backfired.