|Posted by Radio2600|
Plagiarism is rampant on YouTube. It seems there are a lot of people downloading and flipping* existing videos and racking up 100,000+ views.
*Flipping is taking a video and flipping the picture 180 degrees horizontally to evade the anti-plagarism algorithms while keeping the action basically the same.
I have just benefited greatly from around 10 different YouTube channels that were doing just this with my content, as well as taking photos and my stories from my website and making their own videos, then monetizing them without my permission.
What I did here was I started by submitting a copyright strike/takedown against one page and he emailed me begging me to retract the strike and work a deal with him.
I told all ten YT page owners that I want a 70% cut of the lifetime revenues of the videos with a screen capture to prove (I also have a program that shows rough revenue for any page, so I would know if they had fucked with the screen cap and short changed me)
Then I said I will be in touch every month expecting a new screen cap and then a payment of a certain percentage of the revenue for that month for each video. Most of them chose to delete the video.
So I came out with a number of very handsome paypal transfers over the past two weeks. Oh, and I told them to add the 2.9% paypal fee to the total so I wasn't stuck paying the Paypal fee.