I've seen many companies selling films, shows, and other products file lawsuits against users using Social Media sites such as Youtube. I never understood why the issue couldn't be resolved in such a way that benefits both parties. Businesses that gain cash from a consumer who had to pay a fine would not gain as much money than if they advertised their products through Social Media. For example, if someone wanted to upload my music - i would allow a certain number of songs but on the condition that he or she allows my products on his or her channel. Using hard copies of products doesn't really work in this day and age in my opinion seeing that people can easily burn it to a digital form then share it via the internet. Coming up with digital copies and controlling how much content/info. you make public might work better. What are your thoughts?
My thoughts are that when people pirate my work it is because they don't want to pay for it and they want to share it with other people who also don't want to pay for it. I am sick of "data wants to be free" and "if you work was cheap enough we wouldn't steal it". It's my work, I get to decide what happens to it--and that right is the same from every little indie up to Disney and Penguin Random House.
by Katherine Tyrrell 2 weeks ago
Closely following on from GDPR, we have the "Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market" which goes to a vote in the European Parliament today. Strikes me that HubPages ought to be VERY interested in this given it proposes to make some fairly radical changes which will affect the...
by Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago
I have a problem. Encyclopedial.com has reprinted about a dozen of my articles, word for word, with no credit to me and without permission, and just keeps scooping more out of my hubpages. I cannot find anything on the website about who to contact, or the company that owns it. So I went to one of...
by Sherri 8 years ago
I've sent three emails and a certified letter to a website owner who has stolen one of my Hubs, following the DMCA protocol to a T. (I got the vital stats and a postal address from Who Is.) All with no response from the website owner. My next move is to contact the ISP, who is clearly stated...
by LiamBean 5 years ago
About once a week I peruse my hubs to check on traffic, comments, and just generally see how things are going. One of my hubs, "What Are The Benefits of Eating Bananas," had the copyright symbol next to it. I know from past experience that this means hubpages has found my content...
by Ronald E Franklin 23 months ago
I'm planning a hub about one particular actor in one particular scene of a movie. Without a visual representation of the actor in the scene the article would be meaningless, but no free or non-copyrighted photos appear to exist. To me this seems a classic case for Fair Use, as reflected in this...
by Reality Bytes 6 years ago
A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would allow law enforcement officials to shut down websites that enable or facilitate copyright infringement, leading some digital rights groups to suggest that YouTube, Twitter and online news sites could be targeted.Representative Lamar...
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