Chaser's successful Youtube lightning video shot with $100k camera taken down by foreign extortionist

Jan 14, 2011
St. Louis
Dustin Farrell, the photographer who has been shooting high-speed lightning footage on a $100,000 Phantom Flex 4K during the past two seasons, released the second video of his "Transient" series on Youtube last month. The video Transient 2 has been successful, going viral worldwide.

In what is unfortunately a constant problem for successful Youtubers, a foreign Youtube account stole some of Farrell's footage. He issued a DMCA (copyright claim) takedown. In retaliation, the thief then sent a false DMCA against Farrell's original, taking it down:

Despite appeals from Farrell and Twitter supporters, the video remains down as of Wednesday evening.