YouTuber and laptop repair shop owner Louis Rossmann has had another privacy complaint filed against one of his videos where he criticizes the testimony given by a small business owner during a public right to repair hearing.
This comes less than a day after Rossmann received a similar privacy complaint on another video where he criticized the testimony of a public lobbyist during a public right to repair hearing.
Rossmann has blasted these privacy complaints and says they’re being used in an attempt to silence him and take down his videos.
He also questioned how anyone can claim the right to privacy in these hearings which are open to members of the public, take place in a public building, and discuss right to repair legislation which affects the public.
In his latest video, Rossmann also included a recording from the public hearing that shows those testifying being advised that the hearings are being broadcast on the internet, recorded, and may be heard by people listening online.
“I do think it’s very important to point this out that this was announced as a public hearing and it was announced as a hearing that was recorded so people had every opportunity if they wanted their privacy, to not testify in this public hearing, in this public building, that they announced was being recorded,” Rossman said.
“I don’t believe the argument that they weren’t aware it was a public hearing or they weren’t aware it was being recorded. If you get paid six figures to be a lobbyist by profession and to show up at these hearings, I think at some point you’re expected to understand the rules given that it’s your job. I understand these rules and it’s not my job.”
Rossmann added that he hopes pointing this out will stop people from filing false privacy complaints against his videos.
As with yesterday’s privacy complaint, the final decision and the status of Rossmann’s video ultimately depends on YouTube and whether it decides the video violates its privacy guidelines.
In the past, YouTube has sided with Rossmann and allowed his video to stay up after he called out the friend of a Yelp salesperson for leaving fake one-star reviews.