Hi guys. I've a got a music channel on youtube that now is going pretty well. Some time ago I bought views for two of my videos, my competitors do this all the time, so I wanted to try at least once the same thing. That didn't give me the rusults I hoped for, so I stopped doing that, it was a one-time try. Unfortunately, after months, youtube told me that it noticed that one of my video violated the youtube policy about bots and automated programs. My channel didn't received any strike, it is in fact 100% in good standing, but in the e-mail it's written that my channel will be suspended if this violation will be repeated. I'm not going to use views boosts and such anymore, I decided this a long time ago, but now I'm a little worried. I'm pretty sure that my competitors flagged me. In fact, there is one guy that has a channel too, and he did anything he could to harass me, in the past months. Subscribing and insulting in every single video with multiple accounts, and shooting massive amounts of dislikes are just two examples, and I'm sure he also flagged my videos. Now my question is: How do you guys would act in such a case? I mean, can I go safe, if I just make videos and I don't boost anything? Any chance of a strike in the future for this reason? Should I make a counter-claim assuring that I know nothing about this? The policy of youtube is in fact a little dark for these things, it only says that every account is responsible for the sources of its traffic, and hiring an internet marketer to increase views and so on s is also considered being responsible. But what about if someone boosts my video with the worst king of views just to damage? Can I defend myself with such an excuse? Thank you for your opinion.