Plaintiff: Mr Green
DBA: Armstrong Publishing
Business Type: Author, Publisher and YouTuber
Seeking Damages of $2,000,000 from Google and YouTube for destroying my ability to earn a living from my work as an author of 2 books which have been sold on Amazon.com website sine July 2010. This amounts to $1,000 a month for the next 100 years plus damages for pain and suffering.
I’ve been a professional marijuana grower for more than 25 years. Since marijuana had been legalized I decided to become an author of a marijuana grow guide (Marijuana Mass Production Made Easy) which could be sold on Amazon.com in July 2010. Along with the book being published on Amazon.com I also published a website called GrowBCBud.com
Another component of my business model was to start a YouTube channel with videos of grow rooms, and plants grown with my medical marijuana license. The purpose of the channel was promote book sales and to help growers in the medical marijuana industry. Over the years I managed to upload nearly 100 YouTube grow Videos with nearly 1,000,000 views.
Google and YouTube are affiliated and directly Linked to each other which is the reason for my Law Suit and explanation of damages. Because my YouTube channel reached nearly 1 Million Views I was at the Top of Google Search results for the term “BC Bud”. My website was getting more than 1000 Unique visitors per day and I built my business as an author up to $1000 a month in Royalties from sales on Amazon.com.
Next I invented an app for my business which was then listed on Apple and Google Play store. It was called the “iGrowBud, Calendar Notebook App”. It was a useful way for growers to keep track of Plant Growth with the ability to make custom notes. It also featured a Games section and promotional pages to advertise my website and Marijuana Grow Guide. The apps increased my book sales.
After the App was published I wrote a second book called “Medical Marijuana Made Easy”. All these accomplishments produced an average 1500 Visitors per day to my website and was steadily increasing.
Starting around the beginning of 2015 YouTube deleted my Channel for violating their terms of service. The 100 grow videos I published, along with the nearly 1,000,000 million views were suddenly gone and deleted Forever! The damage to my YouTube Channel directly caused me to loose my Number 1 Spot of the Google Search results for BC Bud.
Secondly, Google decided to systematically remove my website and content from their search result software. Then Google decided to remove my iGrowBud Calendar Notebook App from their Google Play store for what they call a violation of their terms of service. Then Apple removed my app from their app store to finish the Job of putting me, as an Author, permanently out of business.
I had built my business up to 1500 visitors a day to my website from a combination of publishing 2 grow books, 1,000,000 million YouTube Views and a Calendar Notebook app in the Google and Apple Play stores. Thanks to the Actions of Google, YouTube and Apple now I make less than $20 a month in book Royalties from Amazon. These Royalties continue Indefinitely as I am the owner of the Copyrights. These Royalties were expected to be handed on to future generations of my family and were supposed to provide a source of income for the next 100 years.
Any ways I spent a few years, thousands of hours and thousands of dollars building up my business to a level of about $1000 a month in Royalties from 2 books published on Amazon. This $1000 a month in Royalties would have increased over time and I would have probably had 2 million views on YouTube by now and close to 200 grow videos on my channel.
My profession as an Author has been completely destroyed by these Google and YouTube Attacks. .
The problem I have with YouTube is that they say I violate community standards. Since marijuana has been legalized everyone should be allowed to participate in the business community. Freedom of Speech is supposed to be Absolute, and not Favour on Person Greater than another. Why should everybody else be allowed to profit from Marijuana apps and YouTube content, but I'm not allowed to.. The rule of Law must Apply Equally to Everyone. Google and YouTube are Obviously Prejudice Against me
If YouTube had any standards or ethics then they wouldn’t allow musicians like Snoop Dogg and Eminem to publish Videos and Songs about Murdering Donald Trump. And they wouldn't allow a Slut like Miley Cirus to perform Simulated Sex Acts in her Music Videos for your children to see. The content of my Videos never depicted any simulated sex acts or music videos glorifying the Murder of Donald Trump so I don’t deserve to have my Business attacked by deleting my channel.
My Complaint is I’ve suffered damages of $1000 a month or possibly more for the next 100 years in Royalties that I was earning from all my work. Its not Fair that there are 1000 Marijuana Apps in App Stores and they decided to remove my apps from their stores. I only get 10 visitors a day to the website now and make less than $20 a month.
The problem is that Google and YouTube a protecting corporations and waging war against Independent small businesses like mine as an Author. If a corporation that grows marijuana has an announcement to make, then Google will spam the internet with the corporate announcement. And the corporations will be at the top of all search results, also the corporations can have apps, and a YouTube Channel. Meanwhile Google and YouTube Stab people like me in the Back with their Attacks.
My freedom of speech has been Violated by Google and YouTube. My ability to continue making $1000 a month had been entirely destroyed. I’m seeking $2,000,000 in damage to book sales plus damages for the app and for destroying my YouTube Channel.
Any ways it’s impossible for me to make any money as an author now thanks to the damages my business has suffered having my Channel Destroyed by YouTube having Google Destroy and delete my app and removing all my links from their search results.
I went from 1500 visitors a month, 1,000,000 million YouTube views and having number 1 search results, with $1000 a month ($10 per Book) in Royalties to making almost Zero Dollars a month now. My business has been Decimated and Obliterated by changes in Google and YouTube Policies.
I’m pissed off that Google and YouTube are Biased and Protecting Corporations while attacking small businesses like mine. If Marijuana is Truly Legal, than it should be Legal for Everyone. Including me if I have expertise at growing marijuana. I should be compensated for all the damages that Google and YouTube have done to my business.
My business will NEVER Recover from decisions of Google and YouTube. We don’t live in a Free Country any more when the powers who control the internet are waging war against small business. The share of the medical marijuana industry is being unfairly taken away from small business and handed over to corporations.
I've Suffered the Following:
Emotional Distress, Violating My Copyrights and Freedom of Speech
Financial Distress, Destroyed my Business making $1000 month in Royalties
Destruction of Apps: $10,000 Lost in cost to publish the apps.
Thousands of Hours of Work building my business are a total loss
Discrinination and Prejudice behaivior
UNFAIR Business Practices that Violate my right to Earn a Living
as an author and as a participant in the global marijuana industry
I had the Perfect Combination of Books on Amazon, Apps in Stores, Videos to Acompany each chapter of my books, Read the Book and Watch the Videos for the chapter. Plus I had the #1 Spot of search results for Google term "BC Bud". Today it is all gone. The Damages to my Business are Permanent and I Will Never Recover from this. Today if you search on Google for BC Bud the first search result will be Amazon.com selling BC Bud. You can search Google for "BC Bud" for the next month and never get a direct link to GrowBCBud.com This is because Google and YouTube have Sold Out their business to Corporations. Part of the Agreement is that Google and YouTube has to Destroy small businesses like mine to Protect the Wealth of Corporations like Amazon who started selling marijuana recently.
I spent a decade of work building up a business with residual income Amazon royalties $1000 a month and had all my work Destroyed by Google and YouTube. I’m looking for a Law Firm who can Sue Google and YouTube for permanent damages to my business. I’d like to pay a retainer, plus a percentage of the $2,000,000 which we are suing for.
I’d like to threaten Google and YouTube with publishing this information in the Globe and Mail which could cause others like myself to follow suit. Let them know if we can reach a private settlement than I will agree to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement. If we have to go to court tell them that everyone will know about their bad Behaviour Undermining small businesses like mine. More people might sue Google if we are successful and it becomes a story on the internet.