But YouTube, like many Internet companies, doesn’t want to get dragged into a potentially expensive and time-consuming lawsuit over somebody else’s copyrights. So it simply took down Chevron’s videos without investigating Filmin’s claim.
The above paragraph is cherry picked from the article which is admittedly more political than copyright... yet highlights the recent misuse and abuse of the DMCA on websites world wide. THIS IS HAPPENING.
And we as webmasters are using it as well. We do it to protect our own work and property... .but if others can come in and "claim copyright" and shut us down? Then what? This is a discussion topic of moving forward and how to react, not politics.