Steve Wozniak Loses Crypto Scam Case Against YouTube

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has lost a case against YouTube in which he accused the video streaming company of not taking action against Bitcoin scams using his name advertised on the platform, Bloomberg has reported.

Sunil Kulkarnia, judge at Santa Clara County Superior Court, has ruled in favor of YouTube in the case filed by Apple co-founder against the company. The judge says that the video platform cannot be hold responsible for cryptocurrency-related scams promoted on it.

Wozniak filed the case against the company after he noticed an advertisement was using his image to promote a fake Bitcoin giveaway in which he did not participate in any way.

According to the judge, YouTube and its parent company Google are protected by the Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which states that Internet platforms are not responsible for the content posted by their users.

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