Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak lost his legal battle against YouTube over videos that used his image to promote bitcoin scams | Currency News | Financial and Business News

 Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak lost his legal battle against YouTube over videos that used his image to promote bitcoin scams | Currency News | Financial and Business News
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak was told in a court ruling that YouTube isn’t responsible for his images being used to promote scam bitcoin giveaways, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

YouTube and parent company Google are protected under a federal law that safeguards internet companies from being treated as liable for content put up by users. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

Images and a video of Wozniak were used by YouTube scammers to trick viewers into believing he was hosting a live giveaway, in which anyone who sent him bitcoin would receive double the amount in return, according to the lawsuit. Wozniak, who stepped down from Apple in 1985, filed the complaint against the…

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