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Worst Kind of "BlackHat" From Competition - Need Help

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Muckelper, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Muckelper

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    (Posting again as it's not allowed to do revenge posts, re-did it to just ask for help, my bad!)

    Hello there BHW.

    Would like to start with thanking you guys for building this awesome forum for everyone to take part of the knowledge here. Have spent many hours browsing, learning about different YouTube tricks, SEO and so on. This has helped me build a channel that I think will be my main income soon.

    Everything was going fine until yesterday, when I recieved a Copyright Takedown on one of my videos. (Doing video compilations / reviews so I know it's a risk).

    The thing is the person who Flagged my video IS NOT THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OF THE MATERIAL.
    I checked his channel and he has similar compilation videos as me, in this video cliff diving fails. The videos are mostly "homemade" random videos from all kinds of people. I am 100% sure that there is no way in hell he has ownership on all of those videos (He's at 100 subscribers..). Is it possible that he just completely bullshitted YouTube Copyright and claimed the footage as his own? Can he do that just to destroy his competition?

    As I am not the owner of the clips I can't really dispute the claim can I? I have messaged him but not gotten an answer. Should I take contact with YouTube and explain to them what happened? Just want to get rid of the Copyright Strike and get my video back up because it was gaining a lot of views.

    Would really like to know if there is anything I can do about this.

    Best Regards,
    Andreas
     
  2. Reaver

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    Why would you message him? That's like calling the guy that tried to kill you. Wtf man?
     
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  3. Muckelper

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    In order to get him to take back the Copyright claim of course.
    Maybe to try and work something out with him.
     
  4. Hawkster

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    Just move on, if you can't prove you own the rights 100% then you can't win.
     
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    Sounds like a bad idea
     
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    You don't own the freekin material and you want to make an issue out of it?

    This is part of the risk in promoting something you don't own.

    Don't waste any more time on the issue, create another account or post the videos somewhere else. You could only ever win this if you owned the copyright.

    BTW the person who reported you knows this too and they're vulnerable too - that's the dog eat dog world of reposting videos.
     
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  7. Reaver

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    People who do things like this cannot be reasoned with. You probably can't even bribe him and make it go away.

    Just leave it alone dude. You could report him but that's like getting into a slap fight with a sissy at the prom. Wtf is the point?