Copyright Infringement Reports (Review guidelines in post #1 before posting here)

May 31, 2004
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Peotone, IL
illinoisstormchasers.com
I was just looking at some tornado footage on you tube, and some guy had a lot of video of the North Dakota tornadoes from 6/17/10. I'm saying people should check this channel to see if any of their footage is being used without permission. channel: plumbostudios21 It's good video, I wish I was there.
This guy continues to steal video. While it hasn't been any of mine it has been a number of historical or fresh videos that chasers put on YT. He has been warned numerous times and continues to do so.
 
Oct 2, 2006
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Norman, OK
www.btsull.net
This guy continues to steal video. While it hasn't been any of mine it has been a number of historical or fresh videos that chasers put on YT. He has been warned numerous times and continues to do so.
Thought I would check it out and see if any of my footage was there..

Looks like MOST of the video is less than professional.. ( real shaky cameras, crappy quality ) the few that I looked through didn't have watermarks either...

hmm
 
This person has taken several of my videos in the past. Most recently was of the Scotland, AR damage from this year. I reported him to YT and had the videos removed little trouble. He just is another weather enthusiast that likes to share videos by reuploading them.
 
Apr 28, 2009
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Smyrna, GA
www.kdrmedia.net
I was just looking at some tornado footage on you tube, and some guy had a lot of video of the North Dakota tornadoes from 6/17/10. I'm saying people should check this channel to see if any of their footage is being used without permission. channel: plumbostudios21 It's good video, I wish I was there.
This guy is fun to mess with...he will delete your comments and email you back nonsense...he doesnt like me very much :p

But yeah, he has been flat busted for stealing footage my stringers have shot. I generally check out his page at least once a month and have to report him each time for enfringements. :D
 

Shane Adams

This person has taken several of my videos in the past. Most recently was of the Scotland, AR damage from this year. I reported him to YT and had the videos removed little trouble. He just is another weather enthusiast that likes to share videos by reuploading them.
Actually, he's a little punk bastard. I asked him to remove some images of mine he used without permission, and he came back with a ****ty attitude and smart mouth (along with some of his dumbass friends who chimed in on youtube about what a dick I was being for demanding he not use my stuff without permission).

So don't cut this guy any slack.
 

Shane Adams

Why even ask? I had someone use ONE frame from one of our videos... he just happened to use it as the "thumbnail" frame of his 5min+ video to get more hits.

I DMCA'd the whole video and in less than an hour it was off YouTube.
Because I love going off on someone who wrongs me...but I give everyone one shot to make it right beforehand ;)
 
Actually, he's a little punk bastard. I asked him to remove some images of mine he used without permission, and he came back with a ****ty attitude and smart mouth (along with some of his dumbass friends who chimed in on youtube about what a dick I was being for demanding he not use my stuff without permission).

So don't cut this guy any slack.
I avoided learning he was a dick by simply just reporting the violation to YT and not taking the time to ask him to remove the video first.
 

Shane Adams

I solved my problem by no longer posting videos on youtube. The only ones I have up are my DVD promos, which I embed on my website sell page. They're titled so obscurely they will probably never turn up on a youtube sheep search for tornadoes or storms.
 

Jason Foster

I avoided learning he was a dick by simply just reporting the violation to YT and not taking the time to ask him to remove the video first.
Never ask, just report. 90% of the time they know they are stealing, and they'll just know the source of the complaint and often just cause more trouble for you on your videos with inappropriate comments, etc. (for that still leave their comments open without approval...which is more rare). I treat Y.T. 180° opposite as I would a bad post here because for the most part folks are so much worse there than here.
 

Jason Foster

If they didn't take it themselves or ask to use it they stole it plain and simple. So 10% of the time they don't know they stole it? Not buying into that. If you download a yt video, edit it and repost its stolen. Pretty simple
No....many, many people think because it's on the internet means it's in the "public domain". Look around, you'll find many.
 

Zachary Lassiter

You could make a video showing the content they stole and make idiots out of them, that is before you send a DCMA takedown. Legal things don't work with idiots, but embarrassing them does.
 
May 31, 2004
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Peotone, IL
illinoisstormchasers.com
Everyone may want to check and see if this guy has stolen your video. He has taken several of my videos which now have been deleted.

http://www.liveleak.com/user/fecks
http://www.liveleak.com/user/Fecks_Entertainment

Although the links say his profile has been removed if you search for his username or search for tornadoes you will find most of his videos remain up.
This guy used to be on YouTube.... Not sure if he still is or if he was banned..... I see he has migrated sources of pirating/reproducing. Wunderbar!
 

Jason Foster

Not sure if it's been mentioned or discussed, but what about the fact Youtube itself makes money of the pirated video. Sure an individual may not profit directly, but don't think YT doesn't get a little bit of revenue. I'm sure the value is quite variable for different people based on popularity, but if a person is really hung up on copyright violation and letting no one profit whatsoever, YT certainly is.

Plus there are other video websites as well.
 
Jun 21, 2004
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Kearney, NE
bigstormpicture.com
Not sure if it's been mentioned or discussed, but what about the fact Youtube itself makes money of the pirated video. Sure an individual may not profit directly, but don't think YT doesn't get a little bit of revenue. I'm sure the value is quite variable for different people based on popularity, but if a person is really hung up on copyright violation and letting no one profit whatsoever, YT certainly is.
Indeed -- but the recent Viacomm ruling confirmed that Youtube is, for the most part, completely untouchable in these sorts of infringements. So long as they carry out the DMCA takedown, they're not liable.

/I am not a lawyer
 

Jason Foster

Indeed -- but the recent Viacomm ruling confirmed that Youtube is, for the most part, completely untouchable in these sorts of infringements. So long as they carry out the DMCA takedown, they're not liable.

/I am not a lawyer
Thanks Ryan...wasn't aware of that case. I'll try to do some reading on it (for my own curiousity). I too am no lawyer...LOL.