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Being threatened by a potential content owner asking for compensation

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by orko9696, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. orko9696

    orko9696 Junior Member

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    I uploaded few tv shows last year. About six of them, and couple of them are monetized. Gradually my channel grew bigger. Suddenly a few days ago someone sent me a msg in my fb page that we have his video in our channel. That guy seems to be a part of that show but he didnt provided any proof of ownership though. He's asking for compensation and wants those video stats to determine the amount.

    So anyone encountered this kind of situation and what do you recommend me to do?
    He threatened me to send copyright claims, three of those means my channel is terminated right? Should i try to negotiate and compensate or just removing those videos will be good enough? Or i should completely ignore him? Is it possible to send copyright strikes after removal of videos?

    I'm worried. I don't want to lose my channel for few videos.
     
  2. laur.laurix

    laur.laurix Power Member

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    No it is not possible, and useless i may add, to send dmcas for some removed videos. But he can sue if he tbinks u banked hard with those videos. I will do the fallowing:

    1.) Agree with a certain compensation but ask proof of ownership.

    2.) If he provides the ownership proof remove the videos the next second or pay the compensation. If doesnt provide the proof it is probably a scam.

    3.) This kind of issues doesnt get sollved on facebook...so it is probably a scam.
     
  3. JohnDoesia

    JohnDoesia Registered Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it, exept if he can prove that he was involved in making the show.

    Also as said previously
    Just beware of the "proof" he will bring to you.
     
  4. orko9696

    orko9696 Junior Member

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    What sort of proof i can ask to him??? Well actually i dont hv any idea at all how a ownership proof may look like.
    It has to be official right? Few images with the cast or crew doesnt cant be a proof right?
     
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    *zap* Regular Member

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    Omg and you fell for this lol
     
  6. edgey

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    Even if he provides proof, do not agree to any form of compensation without a written legal agreement - this is an admission of guilt, which could lead to bigger problems.
     
  7. I-marketer

    I-marketer Regular Member

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    It doesn't matter if he is the owner or not. The point is, anyone can flag those videos and get your account closed.
    So you can say that you doubt he is an actual owner, because the owner contacted you couple months ago and you agreed on monthly payments. Basically tell him to GTFO, but nicely.
     
  8. alternatesword

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    What country you're in? IMO, if he was a real copyright owner then he surely dealt this legally, he might sent you a notice but he haven't done anything like that. Probably a scam.
     
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  9. onnelbro86

    onnelbro86 Junior Member

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    it might be a scam, no need worries too much
     
  10. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I bet he's friends with the Nigerian prince who always needs a wire transfer.

    The production/distribution studios are the copyright holders of the video, so unless you receive a message from them (and they can get litigious right away if they wanted to), then disregard the message.
     
  11. stallion45d

    stallion45d Regular Member

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    They are probably trying to scam you. Just ignore it. Your channel can be taken down anytime , so don´t throw away the money you made from it.
     
  12. markop

    markop Newbie

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    Hmmmm... seems like a scam to me.