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ALL STOLEN CONTENT!
...This seems wrong.
OK, sure I post stuff on this blog, twitter, vimeo, vine, and youtube--all the time!
It's sloppy, first draft, stuff.
I'm not expecting to get paid
I'm giving it away for free.
I post, in part, so people will come to my digital spaces, find out about the work I am doing in live spaces and come to those.
When someone rips my content from my space, reuploads it without attribution
and uses it to increase traffic to THIER space?!?!
I GET HEATED!
Some of these bootleg videos I'm watching are like mine, people sharing their content free of charge. Others have links attached so you can buy their album from itunes. Some of these videos are ripped from commercial products, films, television, foreign commercials, digital channels like funny or die. It's content that either someone spent time, money, or talent on or at the very least were lucky enough to be in the right space at the right time with a camera. These ripped videos have no attribution, and often have a link attached that takes you to a website where the content thief is selling you something.
So I've taken to doing 20 seconds of googling
researching the creators of the content
commenting on the post with an attribution and link to place the content was most likely ripped
and asking people not to share the stolen content.
This approach has actually been quite successful
The problem is there's a lot of stolen content being posted and reposted by thousands of people
too much for one annoyed internet user to stop
So from now on I'm just posting this link to stolen content
I'M ASKING YOU TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
Take down the post
block content stealers
Let's make it unprofitable to rip people off
we have it tough enough as it is