July 1, 2008

Glory to God Through Jesus Christ. Pulpit Pimp John Hagee Filed for Copyright Infringement!

by @ 5:32 pm. Filed under Evangelicals Under Attack

I will worship the Lord in the midst of such petty persecution. If this is the worst that comes in my life I got off easy.

YouTube sent me the following message today:

Dear Member:

This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification claiming that this material is infringing:

Who is the Sower Jesus spoke of?:

Please Note: Repeat incidents of copyright infringement will result in the deletion of your account and all videos uploaded to that account. In order to prevent this from happening, please delete any videos to which you do not own the rights, and refrain from uploading additional videos that infringe on the copyrights of others. For more information about YouTube’s copyright policy, please read the Copyright Tips guide.

If you elect to send us a counter notice, please go to our Help Center to access the instructions.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

YouTube, Inc.

It was the video related to this post: John Hagee Fails to Know the Sower For the Sake of Prosperity. (Video)
Which displayed how John Hagee twisted the parable of the sower in his efforts to promote the false prosperity doctrine. It does not matter that he removed the video, because I wrote the details in text anyway, in case this might occur.

The video was only about 30 seconds in length and was part of one of his 30 minute TV broadcasts and that 30 minutes was part of a multi-part series he was giving on his false prosperity doctrine. So I feel a 30 second clip was WELL within Fair Use guidelines. I was using the video for non-profit educational purposes only, I never charged anyone to see it and made it freely available on YouTube and allowed others to share and embed it on their sites if they desired. So I will exercise the option to counter the claim made against the video.

This was the third time these pimps have cried that a video I uploaded exposed them as false teachers on YouTube. First Benny Hinn, then Medina S. Pullings and now John Hagee. So YouTube has suspended my account.

We’ll see if my counter to the claim under Fair Use for a 30 second video is successful. Also I hear e-mails by YouTube users to [email protected] sometimes helps in getting an account restored. (My account ID was IndependentConserv.) However I’m not really overly concerned if the account is never restored. Because as many of you know, I’ve been warning everyone to have more than YouTube as an option and you might already know I had not used YouTube for uploading anything in some time. I’ve been using another service instead and will continue using others if YouTube is not an option.

But while the YouTube account is gone, so are all videos I uploaded there. (The playlists still appear to work though.) As I’ve mentioned in the past, I only use sites like YouTube as a secondary video dump, to save myself bandwidth expenses. I knew the pimps would get it shut down one day and honestly it took them way longer than I expected. And in the time the account was up, the Lord allowed me to see MANY come to see the deception being played on saints in the Lord’s name and receive MANY testimonies from people who learned from the videos to stop following pimps.

So glory to God through Jesus Christ, the mission was more than accomplished before the pimps could shut anything down. The Lord’s will be done!

8 Responses to “Glory to God Through Jesus Christ. Pulpit Pimp John Hagee Filed for Copyright Infringement!”

  1. DL Foster Says:

    Congratulations IC!
    We need to keep them in full duck and cover mode.

    False teachers hate it when their teachings are confronted with truth.

    I say continue to fight and lift up the Lord Jesus.

  2. truthintheselastdays Says:

    Well it doesn’t surprise me. YT are a business and need to protect themselves so I don’t blame them. That said, I will blame John Hagee, because he should know better as a “mand of Gawd”…

  3. IndependentConservative Says:

    You’re right. YouTube probably gets hit with more complaints than they can manage or find value in taking any legal risk over themselves. So it’s in their best interests to stay on the path of least resistance. This is primarily the work of Hagee and whatever surrogates he has working on his behalf.

    I’ll be putting my counter claim in the mail to YouTube today. Which will be forwarded to Team Hagee, to see if they are confident enough in their claim to keep this up. Either they back off and my account will be restored in a couple weeks, or they keep trying to uphold their claim. If this went before a judge I’m pretty confident I’d win, given 30 seconds (really 29 seconds) of video for educational purposes is totally legit. And it was an example in a full write-up.

    If I don’t get the YouTube account back, I’ll post the audio (at least the audio, perhaps the full video), since that is not as much a bandwidth strain as hosting video directly from this site.

  4. truthintheselastdays Says:

    I will pray especially for your counter claim. I had a similar thing happen with some sermons I posted from a Baptist pastor in Ireland. The difference was that these guys alerted me that I’d broken their rather obvious copyright statement and asked me before even thinking of going to YT, which I was grateful for.

    Team Hagee are a corporation – they need to keep their market profile and dominance up. Folks like you and I who don’t agree with them and make it obvious are hurting the profits, so you take them out – irregardless of the law.

  5. IndependentConservative Says:

    Thank you brother.

    May the Lord’s will be done. Regardless the outcome I will give Him praise.

  6. SteelGator Says:

    Fight the good Fight there IC. Keep up the pressure.

  7. rascoe1 Says:

    My brother, keep doing what you are doing. You have blessed me greatly. I have learned a lot from you, and I thank God for the day, almost a year ago, when I began reading this blog. The first blog I came across was Christianity Watch and saved it as a favorite. Then I came a cross Independent Conservative and I also saved it as favorite, I eventually began reading I’m Speaking Truth and was so richely blessed. The other roll over blogs too I consider to be wonderful. Iron sharpens iron. I do my bible study with Apostacy Watch. My daughter has also begin reading the blogs (she wanted to know what I was so excited about), she is 25yrs old and hooked on serving the True and Living God. My brother, let then do as they will, they cannot stop the truth from being preached. Gods’ Will MUST be done. You are all watchmen and your duty is to sound the alarm. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL.

  8. IndependentConservative Says:

    Thank you for your prayers.

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