Someone stole my YouTube video
Yes, as the title of this blog post indicates, someone stole my speaker review video (or at least parts of it) and used it in their own YouTube video! I discovered it one day while I was searching around to see what other video reviews were like for the Logitech Z305 USB Laptop Speaker. I used my Canon 7D to shoot a pretty extensive review of the speaker shortly after I purchased it and it has turned out to be one of my most viewed videos.
As I’m writing this post, my product review video has 12,298 views and is the first result when typing a search for Logitech Z305 as seen above.
At first I was shocked and was thinking so this is what it feels like to have someone steal your work and use it as their own! I was trying to decide what to do about it but after a few days, I decided not to do anything. I read some comments about this subject and though you can flag the video on YouTube, nothing else will really come of it. It’s just what happens when everything is out there for people to access!
If you’re interested, above is my product review video for the Logitech Z305 USB Laptop Speaker. I even got some nice comments about the production quality!
Here’s a screen shot of the video with my stolen video in it. They even put a bug down in the lower third! I won’t link to it because I don’t want to send them any visitors by my account. They only have 211 views at this time. Those are my hands in the screen shot! See my original video listed on the right?
Here’s another listing for the YouTube user that is using my video. I’m not too upset about it. I think it’s kinda funny that something like this happened to me… And I’m sure it won’t be the last! People steal content all the time whether it’s a blog post, image or video. It’s just the nature of the internet.
Have you had any experiences like this? I’d like to hear about it and whether you did anything about it or not.
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