Making videos can be hard work. There has to be a concept, filming it (often with lots of retakes), editing it, uploading it, and promoting it. Is it any wonder that we get so angry when they're stolen?
There are plenty of people on YouTube that don't seem to have any problems with stealing a video and mirroring it on their own channel. Sometimes they give you credit, but more often than not, they don't. Even if they do though, it is YOUR content, and you have the right to have it taken down.
If you come across a video that contains your content, you can report it via the copyright infringement notification tool. This is the tool you use when you are the owner of the copyrighted content. Be sure that it really is your content though, because falsely accusing someone of copyright infringement to get their video taken down can get you in a lot of trouble with YouTube.
If you recognize that a video is being stolen from someone else you follow, you can also let YouTube know on their behalf by filing a copyright complaint. If you select the line that says "copyright infringement," you'll be given the option to select who is affected by it.
If someone files a copyright complaint against you, you can appeal it. Before you do so though, watch your video and make sure that you didn't accidentally infringe on someone's copyright. If you did use another person's material, but you have permission, you will have to provide written proof of the permission in this process.
The best way to protect your videos though, is to make them more difficult to steal. The easiest way to do this is with a watermark. Simply put, it's a unique symbol or word that you place in your video when you edit it. You can make it translucent so that it is not as in-your-face, but make sure it can be seen throughout the entire video. Think of how networks like NBC or CBS have their symbols in the corner of TV shows during the show.
What the watermark does is definitively identify your video as yours. If someone does mirror, or steal, your video in the future, there won't be a question of who it belongs to. Most people that steal videos know this, so it makes your videos a less appealing target. As an added bonus, for those of us that have many types of videos because we can't seem to settle on just one type, it adds a bit of continuity, and makes it look that much more professional.
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