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PISSED at people literally COPYING my idea... what should I do?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Silencer, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Silencer

    Silencer Senior Member

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    So I had this killer idea for a youtube video to monetize, I've been running it for some time now. Maybe around 3 weeks. Now all of a sudden, all these other people are COPYING my idea, even my titles for the videos, and monetizing it themselves. They literally copy and pasted. I'm not even kidding. I mean, they didn't even have the originality to twist my method and THEN use it. No, they chose to copy it directly.

    How can I prevent this?
     
  2. jaredakelly

    jaredakelly Regular Member

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    not much you can do man unfortunately. if they are stealing videos obviously you can watermark your videos but that doesn't sound like your problem. good luck
     
  3. googlepirate

    googlepirate Newbie

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    You could get some cheap freelancers from a site and get them to flag your competitions video!!
     
  4. Silencer

    Silencer Senior Member

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    No they're not taking the video, more the tags and description and everything else.

    They have too many videos to flag.
     
  5. jaredakelly

    jaredakelly Regular Member

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    then that just starts a flagging war
     
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    You need to constantly be changing yourself. No method stays golden forever.
     
  7. vijaybh78

    vijaybh78 Junior Member

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    Ideas is not for any particular person, however ideas need improvisation , improvised ideas stays hidden for few moment , constant change is what will solve ur issue .you problem is seen in all kinds of market. But face it.. learn it...improvise it change it and make it unique everyone is getting there ideas from something they seen or done accidentally... nothing is called as your ideas. If you say people are following u then try to make money of it think and act just dont get frustrated....Go ahead my friend.. try new possibilities, reverse engineer....
     
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  8. rocket

    rocket Regular Member

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    that's just called plain ol' competition. staying one step ahead is the key.

    find a good video voting service and blast the hell out of it.
     
  9. werrich

    werrich Regular Member

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    there's nothing you can do to prevent people from taking your ideas and even keywords, unfortunately. all you can do is spin it in ways that show u are the original, etc etc. People will copy anything and it's just nethuman natuure, unfortunately. The internet is set up so there's no way u can have a lockdown on anything, even copyrighted materials. look at how many things are swiped all the time even here at bhw.
     
  10. hireganesh

    hireganesh Regular Member

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    Very well said, I offer SEO for local clients and people copy my presentation and add their name to it. In-fact they add few points which are next to impossible but I move ahead and think of something new always to lure my customers.
     
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  11. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    You could join a legitimate non-spamming business and get copyrights. If you're spam advertising on YouTube then there is nothing you can do.
     
  12. Brotato

    Brotato Regular Member

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    you need to forget about it and move on. this is the way the game works and you can't say you've never copied some one elses idea....
     
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  13. ChanzGrande

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    What was your idea? I need to reinvent my current money maker, so I was hoping I could just copy yours.

    JK

    Copying is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Great job having a good idea Silencer. Occassionally I try to identify, and contact my competitors in various niches. I generally figure people who can duplicate my efforts on scale would be better to have working with me, as opposed to against me.

    Since you can likely verify the authenticity of the idea being yours these types are often motivated to consider JVs. Why compete when you can collaborate, and totally dominate the market?

    Give 'em hell pal.
     
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  14. Lawlerskates

    Lawlerskates Junior Member

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    1) Buy Accounts
    2) Buy a rating bot (or get one. I can give you one if you want)
    3) Downrate their videos. Rate yours up.
    4) Sit back and enjoy life.