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« on: June 14, 2019, 03:54 »
Hello, I found this account where lots of my videos are stolen and put for sale by this user: https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/video/search?contributor=didinalucadid
Maybe will you find one of yours.
I have contacted Shutterstock about it.
Thanks for helping and catch this thief

« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 08:32 »
question - have you ever uploaded any of your videos to one of those unlimited 'subscription' sites (i.e., envaot elements, motionarray, etc)? i'm wondering if this is the main location people are stealing from then simply reselling on other sites...

« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 09:12 »
Yes I did upload on Envato but only a few videos because of their straight acceptance policy. I have nothing on Motionarray. I have my portfolio on most sites (SS, AS, P5, Storyblocks and some on DT)

I did a DMCA notice on shutterstock with dozens of examples from my work.
But I saw tons of copyright infringed videos from other video contributors, that's why I also did this post.
Highly recommended to check this guy's portfolio you might find some of your work...

« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 10:38 »

« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 11:26 »
I think it's time that we contributors go get the thieves.

If the thefts are not dealt with seriously, in the future stealing images and videos will become a norm. People and legal community will feel it's an acceptable practice.

I wonder if it's a good idea to set up a trust fund through GOFUNDME, which should be managed by a reputable law firm in trust. Trust funds will be under strict legal scrutiny by law.

« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 13:50 »
Curious - how are you finding your own videos on these other portfolios? Are they just using the same title when uploading?

« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 03:55 »
Curious - how are you finding your own videos on these other portfolios? Are they just using the same title when uploading?

I found copies of my videos just below in the 'similar clips' area, especially on SS.

Otherwise these idiots are such lazybones that they don't even take time to put some different metadata. Anyway my videos are all IPTC metadata filled so they must have downloaded my files I-don't-know-where and uploaded then without any effort.

FYI I had an email this morning from Story blocks they have shut down his/her portfolio
1/3 Next one, SS & DP soon I hope!

« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2019, 10:37 »
And now Deposit Photo has deleted the thief account
Waiting for SS to do the same...


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