Car service videos from the United States can be a challenge.
In the United Kingdom, for instance, video of a taxi is the most popular service, with more than 7 million views, according to the latest figures from the British Taxi Association.
While it’s not unusual for videos to be removed, the problem can be worse in Mexico, where videos are sometimes posted with the consent of the driver and can be viewed without a license plate.
It’s an especially bad situation in the state of Oaxaca, which is home to the world’s largest car service network.
And now, car service drivers from Mexico and the United United States are fighting back.
In a recent lawsuit filed in a New York court, the two car service providers are seeking class action status for a series of alleged copyright violations.
The drivers allege that the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the U.S. State Department violated copyright laws when they were “unlawfully and illegally” granted “copyright licenses” for videos from their respective services in 2014 and 2015, according the lawsuit.
The UAW claims that these licenses were granted by “uniformed uniformed uniformers.”
The drivers allege the UAW and the State Department “failed to adequately investigate and take appropriate remedial action.”
In the complaint, they allege that a video of the car service driver from Oaxacatecota, Mexico, who’s on the Uaw payroll, being arrested by law enforcement officers, is one of the “most prominent examples” of copyright infringement.
The video was also included in a YouTube video, and the drivers claim it was “a clear violation of copyright law.”
According to the complaint:While UAW Local 1221 has no plans to sue over the car company’s service, they are concerned that it’s likely the UFW will eventually “further escalate its efforts” to obtain legal protection for the video.
In their complaint, the drivers alleged the Uaws “unintentionally granted copyrights for the unauthorized and copyrighted content of UAW drivers” and that the UW’s failure to “finally and aggressively pursue criminal and civil penalties” against the car drivers and the car companies “will further increase the risk of further violations of the UBA copyright laws.”
While the lawsuit does not specifically address YouTube, the complaint does reference the case of YouTube’s video of two UAW workers being arrested in Mexico and that YouTube has been “unfairly and illegally awarding copyrights to UAW employees and their employers.”