ATTN: YouTube Fire Alarm Videos Being Copied

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Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:39 pm

Who is stealing the videos?
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Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:55 pm

electronicwiz101 wrote:
The Big Green wrote:Who is stealing the videos?
Multiple users who are probably under 13. Yes, I know I'm stereotyping, but most people who are over 13 know not to steal videos.
Do you have links to the channels so they can be monitored? I wouldn't assume they're under 13 just because they copied a video.
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electronicwiz101 wrote:
mytechtime wrote:Do you have links to the channels so they can be monitored? I wouldn't assume they're under 13 just because they copied a video.
No, I do not; the YouTube app doesn't allow you to copy channel links.
What are the names then? Also, are the copied videos still up or have they been removed?
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Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:23 pm

Video stealing is a big problem all over YouTube. It seems to be mostly bots that use a fake name and grab videos from channels with a lot of views. Their goal is to steal views from the original videos and make ad revenue. Although I don't think it's possible to report an entire channel, YouTube will terminate any channel that has received three or more recent takedown requests. So, it definitely helps to report any videos that you notice are stolen, even if they aren't your own.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:34 am

Oops, I stand corrected then.
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Requesting this be deleted seeing as the problem has subsided and that the crash corrupted the thread.
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