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SPFPA President David L. Hickey Admits He Is Behind the SCAM YouTube Attacks Against LEOSU and its Representatives.

On May 1, 2019 YouTube had sent the Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions LEOSU a New Copy Right Counter Notification  We received the attached counter notification in response to a complaint you filed with us.

We’re providing you with the counter notification and await evidence (in not more than 10 business days) that you’ve filed an action seeking a court order against the counter notifier to restrain the allegedly infringing activity. In most cases, such evidence would include a lawsuit against the uploader who filed the counter notification, which names the specific YouTube URL(s) at issue.

If we don’t receive notice from you, we may reinstate the material to YouTube.

If you have any questions, please contact copyright@youtube.com.

Counter-Notification as follows:

Videos included in counter-notification:

Display name of uploader: XXXXXXXXXXXX SECURITY UNIONS

YouTube has once again Terminated SPFPA’s PHONY Anti-LEOSU Youtube Account after repeated Copyright Violations by SPFPA. SPFPA President David L. Hickey Openly Admits to producing these Scam YouTube Videos Under Penalty of Perjury.

Dear DMCA Complaints:

I am an attorney for the International Union, Security, Police & Fire Professionals of America, (SPFPA) and its president, Mr. David L. Hickey. SPFPA and its president maintain the following YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/XXXXXX

The  display name of  the uploader of videos to this channel is: XXXXXXXXX. Earlier this week, multiple, baseless take down notices/copyright complaints were filed against these videos by Steve Maritas. Please accept this resubmitted counter notification regarding the below, now removed videos.

SPFPA President David L. Hickey Admitted Under Perjury He Created a Phony YouTube Account under an Assumed Name Whereby he and other SPFPA Representatives posted Anti-LEOSU Videos.

These videos do not violate copyright law. The vast majority of their content was created and posted by SPFPA, Mr. Hickey and/or their agents and representatives. To the extent that the videos featured material from other sources, that material is not copyrightable and/or the fair use doctrine applies. The videos are for purposes of comment, criticism, and reporting, any one of which purposes is sufficient for fair use coverage. Specifically, the videos make criticisms of and report news regarding Mr. Maritas and the union of which he is a principal, LEOSU. This is because LEOSU is a rival to SPFPA that routinely seeks to “raid” SPFPA membership by persuading SPFPA members to disaffiliation with SPFPA and to join Maritas’ union. The copyright complaints are spurious in toto.

Any “strikes” against SPFPA and/or Mr. Hickey must be removed immediately. In addition, action should be taken to ban the party filing these spurious complaints: Steve Maritas.

SPFPA President David L. Hickey Swears Under Penalty of Perjury Admitting to the Fact that He Is Really Behind the SCAM YouTube Video Attacks Against LEOSU and its Representative.

Mr. Hickey states regarding the above counternotifications: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief the material was removed due to a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which my address is located, or if my address is outside of the United States, the judicial district in which YouTube is located, and will accept service of process from the claimant.”

Here is Mr. Hickey’s contact info:

David L. Hickey

25510 Kelly Road

Roseville, Michigan 48006 US



Please direct all future correspondence in this matter to me, at: rich@unionlaw.net or to XXXXXXXX@gmail.com. I can also be reached by phone at: (313) 964-5600.


Rich Olszewski