This evening a friend shared a video posted on Streetdirectory.com Singapore Facebook page. It's the video of the flying wanton mee man in Johor Bahru.
The video garnered 488,000+ views, 6,796 Shares, 1,700+ Likes, and 213 Comments.
I watched the video and soon realised that it was my video - taken without my knowledge from Johor Kaki YouTube channel.
This is the original video from my Johor Kaki YouTube channel.
I double checked the Streetdirectory.com Singapore Facebook page carefully and confirmed that it was stolen from my channel. Streetdirectory.com uploaded the video on their Facebook page without my knowledge, without my permission and no credit was given to the source of the video in any way, whatsoever. It was posted as if it was original Streetdirectory.com content even though Johor Kaki was the original content creator.
I lodged an Intellectual Property Notification Complaint with Facebook - the process is quite simple and straightforward. If you have the evidence ready i.e. the URL of the stolen content and your original URL - the online form just takes less than 3 minutes to fill.
Kudos to Facebook. They replied and informed me that they have removed the stolen video from Streetdirectory.com Singapore Facebook page within 15 minutes of submission of my complaint.
👉If you are a content creator, you may also wish to check through the Streetdirectory.com Singapore Facebook page to confirm that they have not stolen your work. If you found your content stolen by Streetdirectory.com, lodge a complaint with Facebook. This would help discourage Streetdirectory.com Singapore from stealing more content and encourage a more ethical social media culture.
Respect Intellectual Property: You Only Need to Ask
For example, National Geographic Traveler has a formal process to request for permission to use other's intellectual property.
I frequently receive requests via messages to use my photos and videos. Those who have ever requested permission to use my photos and videos know that I give it generously and promptly. I have given away a lot of my photos this way.
Wish you Happy Blogging 😃
Date: 26 Sept 2016
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