i wanna share a story that happens to me VERY OFTEN in the world of Internet. it really annoys me!!!!!!!!
Few days ago someone sent me a message; asking me if i was aware that my Snowy's video was being used in another website. (the video of Snowy i shared and posted in my own youtube channel once). That someone posted the link to that website for me to have a look. I clicked on that link to view what that website is about and how was my video viewed there.
My video of Snowy was shared via youtube. So people who viewed it in that website can easily tell that it was taken from youtube and can easily click on the video screen which could take them to where it (my video) belongs. I didnt do further search to see what that website is about (no free time for that i had in my hands). But what i did take a quick read through though was the comments left in that website about my video of Snowy. So when I read the comments posted in that website, i wrote my own comment to explain something they were commenting on in that website about my video.
The following day, i noticed that the website owner changed/edited the content of my video and customised it to the website itself. In other words, the video is no longer shared via youtube. The website just took my video. At the end of the video, the website owner who took and edited my video added a thank you to me "youtube.com/katkoota"....... but HELLO? You did not ask for my permission in the first place
I think that once they saw my comment in their website responding to other people who commented about my video there, they assumed that i was o.k. with them having my video posted in their website. Well, i WAS o.k. with them sharing my video via youtube. The content of MY video was not edited and changed to make it as if its their own, so i was fine with it. That said, they NEVER asked ; not when they shared via youtube (i didnt make a big deal out of it..was fine with it) nor when they took my video and edited its content to make it seem like it is from their own website. They simply just took the video and did the changing to it. To be honest, i am annoyed by this!!!! What does it take to just ask if the owner was ok with it??????
I am tired of people taking what i share without permission (happpened a zillion times) in the world of Internet. It makes sharing unpleasant, especially when it does take from your busy personal time to shoot and make the video, post it for others to enjoy....then all of a sudden, someone takes it without asking you first, repost it in another place and who knows, some might use them for their own benefits.
It always happens to me ... sometimes, i just dont succeed in making them remove it
What does it take to ask for permission first?
Here is the link to the website that i am referring to where my dog's video has been edited: Katkoota's dog Rescues a Turtle [VIDEO]
This really makes sharing no fun! So annoying!
What can i do?
I just wrote them an email explaining this and asking them to either remove the whole video that they edited of mine/my dog or leave the sharing to how it originally was when i left my comment (via youtube).
But what do i do if i didnt hear back from them?