Sargon Of Akkad Wins In Federal Court Against SJW YouTuber Akilah Obviously

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1y Aug 7, 2020

SJW YouTuber has Twitter meltdown after being ordered to pay attorney's fees for frivolous lawsuit she initiated.

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On November 18, 2016, a YouTuber by the name of Akilah Obviously, posted a 10 minute video titled We Thought She Would Win to her YouTube channel. The video consisted of footage of Akilah at Hillary Clinton’s campaign party at the Javits in NY on the night of the 2016 presidential election. In the video, Akilah discussed the night’s events and the implications of Secretary Clinton’s defeat by Donald Trump.

The next day, Akilah discovered that another YouTuber, Sargon of Akkad, had posted a video titled SJW Levels of Awareness to his YouTube channel. His video consisted entirely of six clips from Akilah’s video totaling two minutes, spliced together.

Akilah responded by submitting a “takedown notice” to YouTube pursuant to the “DMCA” which led to YouTube disabling access to Sargon’s video. Sargon immediately emailed Akilah and politely asked her to withdraw the takedown notice, asserting that his video fell within the fair use exception to the Copyright Act as parody or satire. Three days later, after she refused to withdraw her notice, Sargon sent YouTube a DMCA counter notification, asserting that his video
was “entirely transformative and intended for parody.” Thereafter, YouTube reinstated public access to Sargon’s video.

In what would become one of Akilah’s first of many missteps, she sued Sargon for copyright infringement and lost after Sargon filed a motion to dismiss, which the court granted on the grounds that his use of Akilah’s material constituted fair use.

Throughout the course of the litigation, Akilah made references to the ongoing suit on her Twitter, defaming Sargon and being generally vengeful and malicious. She made baseless and inflammatory remarks about Sargon, referring to him as a white supremacist and boasting about trying to get Sargon banned from GoFundme which Sargon was using to fund his legal costs. Her invective on Twitter reached astronomical heights when she gloated that she was going to take hundreds of thousands of dollars from Sargon. When it was pointed out to her that her frivolous lawsuit was putting the financial position of Sargon’s family at risk, she laughed off the concerns and said Sargon’s kids weren’t her problem.

Akilah’s diatribes on social media would later come back to bite her. After losing in her copyright infringement lawsuit, Sargon then sued Akilah in the District Court for the Southern District of New York to recover the attorney’s fees he incurred as the cost of defending himself in litigation.

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