In the last few weeks some youtubers are being unmasked for copying content in the face of other gringo youtubers and without adding credits. So far I think they are common things that happen on the internet today, but some factors that we need to discuss.
Unfortunately plagiarism doesn't just happen on youtube, there is a Facebook page called Nihon Sekai that unabashedly copies the images I created and posted without giving credit. Because of an image of mine that was shared on a large page, his page grew more than mine while mine gets stuck on the 50,000 likes. This makes me more angry! I could be with those 88,000 ...
When I started the site I admit that some articles were translated from foreign websites, some were even identical, but I had no idea how things worked. Currently I still take it from some external sources, but I just read and write it in my own words and in my own way from several external sources, and whenever possible, I try to quote the sources.
The case of Mateus Hwang
Going back to talking about youtubers that copy content, the first one was Mateus Hwang. Several small channels usually copy and re-upload the full video from other channels, but Matheus has 700,000 subscribers, and the worst he lied to subscribers saying he plays instruments like piano, keyboard and organ.
The video below shows the evidence that he copied shamelessly. Obviously any intelligent person realizes that he does not show the instrument when he presents himself for the first time, saying that he does not have the instrument. Then comes up with several videos and each with a different piano? Is he a millionaire to have so many pianos? Where has Cover ever been seen without showing the instrument?
Worst of all is his reaction after being unmasked, he makes a self-destructing video sarcastically. Then he makes another video trying to expose another youtuber that copies gringo content to get away from guilt.
What I wonder is why does a self-deprecating channel with random videos with no content get 700,000 subscribers? It's okay if it's funny or the guy is good people, but I get thoughtful about what gets in the minds of Brazilians. Fun and comedy is good, but Brazil needs a lot of knowledge to evolve!
The case of the Think Geek Satty
In the same week, a famous youtuber with more than 600,000 subscribers and who has participated in several channels and is famous for cosplaying, is accused of copying almost completely the content of foreign channels for her video.
The young woman named Mariana Delveccio has an anime-related channel, she basically copies the entire script and even the thumbnail of the videos of other successful foreign channels.
I'll be honest, I believe that everyone or youtuber usually copy ideas or at least foreign video titles to go viral, but they at least try to change and do something original, which was not the case with Satty. The video below shows more about this:
It would be nice if she apologized and gave due credit to the sources of inspiration. But she was very lost (poor thing), made a video response trying to be innocent and making excuses that the content was coincidental and inspired by articles from sites like Gobo and Quora.
After all the suffering she suffered, unfortunately she seems to have deleted the videos from the channel and her social networks and gave no further answer. It must be a difficult time for her life that makes everyone think about Plagium!
What to do against plagiarism?
I can't do anything with the images that Nihon Sekai copied from me, since I didn't put watermarks or anything like that myself.
For this reason always put watermarks and cite sources of inspiration to avoid problems. Be very careful with images, because I already got a fine for an image of maids, so I intend to go to Japan as soon as possible to use our own original photos.
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