The case filed against YouTube last year regarding the Bitcoin scam by former Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak is now discharged. Court now asks Steve Wozniak to amend his complaint to proceed further on the case.
History of Bitcoin Scam case
On July 22, last year the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak sued YouTube and its parent firm Google upon a fake Bitcoin BTC giveaway scam. Not only was Steve Wozniak alone affected, including him more than 17 others too joined together. A hijacked channel on YouTube featured images and videos portraying Steve Wozniak upon a free giveaway event on Bitcoins.
The scam run such whatever be the investment you are putting in terms of Bitcoins will be doubled back up to you upon receiving. But in reality, nothing sent to the address got returned. It was a complete scam. Steve Wozniak wasn’t the only victim, many other popular fames were also affected by the scam. Steve Wozniak sued over the scam against YouTube and its parent firm Google, as he states they could have prevented it. Steve Wozniak at the time of the issue put forward that only if YouTube and Google acted quickly, they could have stopped and prevented this whole scam to a greater extent.
Scam Case Present Status
The case hearing took place yesterday at Santa Clara County Superior Court under Judge Sunil Kulkarnia. Judge Sunil Kulkarnia depicted both YouTube and Google as being protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. According to the act the media platforms cannot be responsible or held accountable for the content published by the users. This act was actually put forward by Google based on YouTube a few years back. The judge further states the challenges put forth by Steve were not enough to fight against the protection lines of section 230. The judge further asks Steve now to revise his complaint made within a period of 30 days. This same scenario has happened previously in the case of Ripple Labs. Ripple Labs similarly filed a complaint on YouTube for promoting scam content and likewise, the case got dismissed. Seems all YouTube’s media cyber protection laws are ever to be broken, even not by the Crypto industry!
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