Ever since I first published my story about the fake YouTube copyright claim I received from Believe Music I have had numerous YouTubers contact me about similar experiences both with Believe and with other content distribution services.

Many were intimidated by these corporations into ceding ownership of their content even…


Zoom Meetup in Jackie M’s Malaysian Street Food Kitchen Facebook Group, featuring members of Melbourne Cari Makan

We’ve all been affected by the Covid-19 situation, though thanks to having had a 7-year head start in pivoting my business online, any impact on my bottom line has been minimal. (If you’ve…


I can’t even remember how long I’d been with the NRMA; for years and years, I’d faithfully paid for roadside assistance and used them for my comprehensive car insurance without a thought about switching.

Because, frankly, I was just too complacent about shopping around for better prices. I took it…


It all started with cancelled travel plans. I was meant to be in Hong Kong to give a keynote speech about Southeast Asian Street Food and Cultural Identity. The coronavirus pandemic put paid to that, at least for the foreseeable future.

Then my weekly Char Kway Teow pop-up stall got…


Another week, another hilarious error of culinary judgement by people who clearly have no right to be paid for their food “expertise”.

We all remember the legendary “crispy rendang” episode of MasterChef UK, where the judges eliminated Malaysian contestant Zaleha Olpin because her chicken rendang skin wasn’t crispy (which is…


It’s easy for me to keep track of how long I’ve been doing live videos — I started right after Noah was born. I had just given birth via emergency caesarean and was still recovering at Westmead Hospital when an email from Google Australia showed up in my inbox.

Google…


One of the measures of whether a restaurant’s food is good is whether it’s “authentic” — a term that’s a particular favourite of armchair food critics the world over.

Now, as a former Malaysian restaurateur and professional cook, I’ve received my fair share of accolades and criticisms about my own…


After 7 years of zero child support, yet refusing to hand over full parental responsibility of baby Noah — our severely disabled child with Down Syndrome that he wants nothing to do with — to me, thus costing me thousands in legal fees while I tried to take the high road and keep quiet on this ongoing battle, I have just sent this message to my ex-husband, Tommy Shonquist Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska.

I will, of course, be sharing more in due course; in the meantime, Tommy Shonquist Jr, wherever you are, please check your mailbox since you clearly aren’t receiving my messages, judging from your silence. And if you’re a friend of Tommy’s please be sure to let him know!


Original story — https://medium.com/@JackieM/how-i-deal-with-fake-youtube-copyright-claims-by-believe-music-b9cb9067fff9

Ever since I wrote about my experience with Believe Music’s fake copyright claims on my YouTube videos, I’ve had MANY of you reach out to me privately with your own stories. Intriguingly, while Believe had previously ignored all my attempts to communicate with them, they suddenly…


Photo Credit — Ravi Roshan at Unsplash

Heads-up — if you’re reading this and expecting my usual snark, you are going to be disappointed.

I published my previous post late on Wednesday night, and I woke up on Thursday morning to this message -

Robb Demarest — Jackie, I apologize for hurting and being insensitive to your…

Jackie M

Cook, TV presenter, food coach, Down Syndrome advocate, pot-stirrer extraordinaire https://JackieM.com.au | https://FoodFame.com.au | https://MalaysianChefs.com

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