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Another Stolen Content Complaint... My response?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by raybes, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. raybes

    raybes Junior Member

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    I had another user complain about having her video stolen... This time the lady said she was contacting DMCA as well as Youtube. She also posted comments on the video and my channel talking shit. So I went and looked at the terms of use more closely, and found out they actually have to be a Copyright holder (which you have to actually file for with the government), and that youtube makes you jump through hoops to even make an official complaint. If they don't have a copyright you can file a counter-notice.

    I deleted the video since I think the only views were me and her after several days, so it wasn't a traffic source... but I had loads of fun with my response. I plan to respond similarly to any future complaints... without deleting the video. I could just ignore them but it is more fun to mess with people :p


    "I removed the video, however in the future we will require official proof of copyright ownership for any alleged infringing content before the removal process can be implemented.

    Should YouTube chose to remove any alleged infringing content, upon failure to provide the requested information within a time period of 48 hours, a counter-notice will be filed with their Copyright Agent and the content will be restored within 10-14 days as per the YouTube Terms of Use which were agreed to upon registration.

    At that point, should you chose to publicly express any further slandering remarks in regards to us or any affiliated parties, you will receive contact from our legal team with a summons to appear in court at a venue of our choosing in regards to a defamation of character lawsuit.

    Thank you, and have a nice day :)"
     
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  2. SweTech

    SweTech Power Member

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    So you stole her video and now you are thinking about writing her a rude threating letter?

    U know what, as a law student, I would very much like to help her out by suing your sorry ass.

    -rep and I hope more JR.Vips and Donors do the same.
     
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  3. raybes

    raybes Junior Member

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    Not thinking about, that was my response to her message.

    I obviously highly doubt she filed a copyright for her crappy 30 second dating tips video so I am curious what grounds she has legally? YouTube is in the public domain. Are you sure you're a law student?

    By the way, this is blackhatworld. Neg rep for talking about using a blackhat method on a blackhat-focused forum? Really?
     
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  4. Blazy

    Blazy Registered Member

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    This is BHW, anything goes.

    Good job OP. Good luck on your legal goals for the rest of 2011.
     
  5. ExecutiveCloser

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    Unless you get a letter from a lawyer I wouldn't worry about it. I think if youtube was contacted they might suspend your account but other than that , this happens all the time. Big whoopie.

    next time use proxies.
     
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    Are you her ?
     
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    -rep to you for being a dweeb
     
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    good character & poor character souped into one. Still a better place to be and learn than digital point.
     
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    auuuu Elite Member

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    What he said.
    Without official proof you should be safe.
    If there is a problem, they have to contact YouTube, they'll ban your account and all is off.
     
  10. other_henry

    other_henry Junior Member

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    In the US the act of creating something grants the creator the copyright immediately, no government filing is required.

    I'm not a lawyer but you might need one if much $$ is involved.
     
  11. SweTech

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    No but I have got my stuff stolen by newbie twats before so it could have been.

    Why u ask?
     
  12. raybes

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    Okay, after reading a helpful document provided by youtube from the United States Copyright Office I can agree you are correct, ever since the laws changed... before I was even born :p if I'm not mistaken... It's not moral, you're right, but neither is committing fraud against affiliate networks and advertisers or stealing from software developers...

    There was no money involved in this case, my video had 4 views after a few days and hers had like 60...

    On the plus side, I had a $117 sale from an upsell today (or I'm assuming, considering I got nearly 4 times my normal commission), and two other $26 sales, through an excellent method involving one thing I have done with the (quite powerful, really) program responsible for all this... so it is worth the hassle of having people complain...

    If any of my accounts get banned, it will be for having so many affiliate links in my videos before any of this. I will delete the videos if they ask from now on if I don't end up hearing from youtube. If youtube never does anything to my accounts, if they are doing especially well, I am leaving them...

    Here is the document giving an overview of copyright law.

    Code:
    http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf
     
  13. no4h~

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    No, no. That's not true at all. You can issue yourself a trademark on these things at no cost, but that doesn't really protect that content from being used elsewhere...

    Who the hell are YOU to say what is okay, and what isn't? This isn't some moral pride parade. You're on a public BLACK HAT SEO forum, complaining about a BLACK HAT SEO method... Are you saying you don't use any black hat techniques? And if you do, what makes your techniques any more acceptable then his?


    Hypocritical moron.
     
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  14. no4h~

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    (Sorry for the double post...)
     
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    Lol, I am currently taking Neg Rep and harassment from this guy for standing up for the OP. I would say I have no idea why this guy thinks he is the definer of morality, but then I read he was a law student...

    I gotta stop posting about him though before he sues me for defamation of character and libel :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Nobody post anything unethical, this guy is a law student, and he will sue your sorry ass...

    :rolleyes:
     
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  17. SweTech

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    It´s okay. You´ve already called me a pig fucker and a narcissist so keep going down that road if that make you feel better :)

    I am out of this thread. Got better things to do with my time and this discussion will lead us nowhere.

    EDIT: Questioning your choice to give me the following -rep comment "Fuck off you little pig fucker" with a PM is not harassment, you do not have to study law to figure that one out.
     
  18. neeka387

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    I guess this is a learning experience for her. She should have made sure her information was clearly stated in the video so that she could get credit and then be happy when someone steals her video because it will only make her more popular.