How copyright filters lead to wage-theft, by Cory Doctorow—YouTube content filters enable grifters to issue phony takedown notices as a form of extortion, driving legitimate creators off YouTube. These grifters include major corporations such as Sony and Warners, as well as the Beverly Hills Police Department and Chinese Communist Party. Monopolists like Facebook love automated filters because they cost hundreds of millions of dollars to implement, making them excellent barriers to competition.

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