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Bryan Tew’s main YouTube channel shut down for repeated copyright violations

So on Sunday 12/27, Bryan Tew’s YouTube channel with approximately 5K subscribers was shut down for good due to repeated infringement of copyrights.

Bryan has been known to upload clips from Hollywood movies, usually psychological thrillers, that supposedly explain some aspect of his life and what he perceives to be happening to him as a TI. He also listens to commercial music playing on a speaker while he is recording himself on YouTube live (serious YouTubers know that this is also a no-no).

In both cases, this earns him either a forced monetization of his infringing video (meaning YouTube will place ads on his video, with all the ad revenue going to the copyright holder), or a removal of the video and a copyright strike placed on his record. Too many strikes results in your channel being permanently deleted, along with all of your content.

I believe the last video Bryan uploaded was a re-upload of a video that “Ella Free” created about the “TI Day” event that happened earlier this year (2020) where a bunch of TIs made video testimonies about being a TI.

Bryan reuploaded this video with a title and description suggesting (with no evidence) that all of these TIs were “crisis actors” designed to discredit the TI movement.

The problem here (apart from being a ridiculous paranoid lunatic) is that Bryan has no rights to re-upload copyrighted content. There is such a concept known as “fair use” under copyright laws (in the US at least) where you can use a limited amount of copyrighted content if you turn it into a commentary or a news report or similar. However, simply reuploading a video and making an dumb claim about it in the description box isn’t sufficient to claim a fair use exception.

It appears that the re-upload of Ella’s video was the final straw that took down his account. This is not surprising to me considering that Bryan pretty much considers 90% of the TI movement, Ella included, to be government agents, and the people who are the target of Bryan’s unfounded claims dislike being labeled this way.

Ella flagged the video and this was the end of Bryan’s channel. He had one more chance to clean up his act w/r/t copyrights and failed with this video upload.

In usual fashion, Bryan is blaming the “shadow government” for his account shutdown. Since it happened right before his scheduled flight to Ecuador, he thinks it is no coincidence and that They(tm) are doing this to remove all of his “evidence” he needs to make an asylum claim.

Of course regular viewers will know that Bryan applied for asylum in Ecuador a couple of years ago and was subsequently rejected, so that’s kinda silly.

Being that I have a bit of interest in Bryan’s antics, I suspected that one day his videos would disappear for whatever reason. My feeling at the time was that Bryan would do something either homicidal and/or suicidal which would result in social media companies scrubbing his accounts as often is the case.

I have a pretty comprehensive archive of Bryan’s YouTube channel. It doesn’t have every single video he’s ever made but it has most of them. I began this by using video downloader tools manually every once in a while, but sometimes he uploaded a video and then deleted it before I had a chance to capture it.

If there is a particular video of Bryan you are interested in seeing again, let me know (help me narrow it down by date as there are literally thousands of videos).

Bryan, I’ll even let you have a copy of your videos. But it’s on one condition – you must agree to an interview with me by email where you answer my questions.

Bryan Tew lands himself in the psych ward after yet another frivolous trip to the hospital

Since getting his YouTube account restricted from allowing live streams, Bryan has moved over to Periscope / Twitter under the username “bryanktew123”.

Today he checked himself into the hospital over some “directed energy” nonsense. He argued with the doctor about the results of his medical tests (they came back OK) and eventually got himself thrown into the psychiatric wing of the hospital.

The bit about being thrown into the psych ward wasn’t live streamed so he’s only showing bits from his phone after the fact but it is nonetheless still hilarious.

Bryan Tew Leaves Spain, Has Fit of “White Hot Rage”, Dislocates Shoulder

So Bryan decided Spain isn’t cool anymore and has left, much to the relief of the Spanish people.

He was supposed to make his way from Spain to France to Serbia but as is typical for Tew, he always does something stupid to get himself into trouble.

He claims the CIA has mind controlled him to lash out in rage. He doesn’t really give out much context but says he tried to swing his suitcase at someone he claimed to be a stalker and ended up dislocating his shoulder.

He’s currently stuck in Paris wearing an arm/shoulder cast that he says will have to stay on for three weeks.

Of course it’s everyone’s fault but his own. He didn’t want to swing that suitcase at an innocent person. The CIA corrupted his mind, convinced him that some random dude is a stalker, and pressed a button that made his arm swing impotently.

I don’t like to laugh at people’s misfortunes … but it’s Bryan and watching his life unfold is just a slow motion comedic disaster of his own making so I can’t help it.

Bryan Tew Spanish Refugee Shelter Adventures

New post since the comments section on the other one was getting long.

Bryan has left the shelter. Not really clear if his departure was voluntary:

His departure comes less than a day after he got in trouble for handling out religious tracts to other refugees. I’m not really one to impugn on his religious beliefs but I could see why it could cause problems in a refugee shelter that probably has a lot of Muslims and the staff are probably just wanting to keep everything peaceful.

I think it’s funny that he talks about “I went to law school” and claims to know the law, yet his legal education as far as I know did not cover the legal system of Spain so he’s full of shit in that regard.

Another reason why the shelter would want to be rid of him, apart from the fact that his claim to be a refugee is completely bogus, is the fact that he was living like a total pig in unsanitary conditions:

Bryan Tew Hospitalized

After about 4-5 days of no activity, Bryan has just posted a new update on Facebook indicating he was hospitalized with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

He says his symptoms began around April 2. He did not mention anything about it until now and we can see videos from around that time forward where he’s interacting with people which is incredibly irresponsible on his part.

He claims that his test came back negative, which I find dumbfounding. He has either gotten over the virus by the time he was tested or that this is just an incredible coincidence that he has COVID-19-like symptoms that were caused by something else. Or he’s lying about it.

Adios, Hong Kong. Hello Madrid.

Been busy with life but had to stop by to share some updates.

Tew has been busy the last few days too. A lot has happened since then. His legs/feet are acting up again and he is claiming to be so crippled that he can barely move.

The theme for him right now is getting medical treatment. Doctors in Hong Kong are brushing him off, especially after he assaulted one of them (see below). So depending on the flavor of the day, he’s either off to Moscow, Beijing, Los Angeles, Quito, or whatever.

He’s booked but not taken several flights for various reasons; “they” blocked the ticket or “they” crippled him so badly that he can’t make the flight that particular day.

First it was Moscow through Beijing but that fell through.

I see that he then tried to book a ticket back to LAX but now he says he couldn’t make that one either.

A more recent post has him traveling to Quito, but apparently he’s only made it as far as Madrid:

Before finally leaving, he said an ATM “ate” his credit card. This was apparently the last straw as that credit card was the only form of payment he had in Hong Kong. He can’t buy anything without it!

Here’s a recap of events over the last several days:

He was laying on the floor of the airport and apparently given a deadline to get out of dodge or else. Not clear to me why he’s forced to lay on the floor when he has a wheelchair and crutches. Looks like he’s putting on a pity show to me.

He’s been in and out of the ER and airport clinic the past week. Apparently in the ER he was accused of assaulting medical personnel and thrown out. He denies it. The same accusation was made of him back in California last year. Seems to be a theme with him.

Here’s him being carted off to the airport clinic in the airport version of an ambulance: https://youtu.be/cFhU5D1ea5w

More videos on his channel and crying on his Facebook page.