Facebook freebooting is still a problem!

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  • Published on:  6/8/2017
  • The ripping and re-uploading of online content (particularly videos taken from YouTube and re-uploaded to Facebook) is still a significant problem despite having been exposed almost 2 years ago. Of course this can occur because the person/organisation stealing and re-uploading the content is trying to pass it off as their own work but in many cases of Facebook freebooting, including what happened to me, I believe that it's simply down to the way Facebook promotes videos from different sources.

    Direct uploads get a hugely preferential treatment on Facebook compared to shared links of videos hosted on other sites such as YouTube. This creates a strong incentive for content aggregators to freeboot videos rather than sharing the original links. Added to this, there seems to be a distinct lack of consequences for freebooters while content creators are threatened with legal action 3 times while submitting a complaint to Facebook...

    If you see content that may have been stolen and re-uploaded without the creators consent, contact the original creators with a link to make them aware of the possible theft!

    Links to the other videos discussing the topic:
    Kurzgesagt: https://www.201tube.com/video/t7tA3NNKF0Q/video.html
    Sam & Niko: https://www.201tube.com/video/dLqCz5xBwGk/video.html
    SmarterEveryDay: https://www.201tube.com/video/L6A1Lt0kvMA/video.html

    My normal work focuses on gaming, check out some of my videos if you like!
    Battlefield 1: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP2MwDk1r3q3F7Oj-hF0EFFma-l2hy5UD
    Rainbow Six Siege: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP2MwDk1r3q2uAFwAZrqddJZK-4joHNYj

    Music:
    "Triumphant Return" by Audionautix ( http://audionautix.com)
    "Happy Strummin" by Audionautix ( http://audionautix.com)
    "Carefree" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    "Brandenburg Concerto No4-1 BWV1049" performed by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    "RetroFuture Nasty" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

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    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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