Thursday, May 30, 2019

Plagiarism (People Stealing YOUR SH*T)

In this video, I talk about plagiarism and the copy and paste culture that we now live in. It's getting harder and harder for creators to get recognition and acknowledgement for their work nowadays, due to the ease of copying content. Nowadays, everyone has their own "platform" and everyone online is racing to get more followers. This is causing people to have less respect for journalism and creators. People very rarely, give credit for the work that they copy and redistribute on their Instagram, Twitter and other social media pages. I'm not going to say that I've never been inspired by someone else's work. Being inspired by someone else, is a big part of any creative work. Derivatives of creations are normal. My issue is when people take my work, word for word and/or copy and paste my original content, then don't give recognition to the source. I try my best not to do this and in this video I point out an instance where some of my written content from this video series was copy and pasted, without credit being served. I'm insulted by this and I don't think it's cool. I work hard on these videos and I do my research before I make my content. It's a smack in the face when celebrities take my work, then try to pass it off as their own information. I made a video in 2017 called "How Much Is A Music Stream Worth??? (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal)" and the content in the description of that video ended up going viral. Several famous rappers/producers reposted the information, but they never bothered to share the source... therefore, I'm calling it out. I've worked too hard in my career, for people to just rip off my work, without me saying anything about it. I'm really not upset about it. I realize that people copying, swagger jacking and plagiarism is part of the music and entertainment business, but like I said, I'm calling it out, for entertainment purposes. You're welcome.