Michael V. reminds netizens not to reupload others’ original content but share instead
Actor-vlogger Michael V. reminded netizens not to reupload others’ original content after a Facebook page reposted his recently released parody song “Essential Lang,” which is inspired by the viral “lugaw” (porridge) incident.
The comedian uploaded the said song and music video via YouTube on April 5. Shortly following its upload, several Facebook users downloaded the video and posted it on their own pages.
“PAKIUSAP: Pakitanggal ‘tong video. P’wede i-share ‘yung link pero hindi allowed ‘tong direct posting ng material ko,” Michael V. commented in one reupload by Facebook page RobinhooD1992.
(Please: Remove this video. You can share the link, but posting my material directly is not allowed.)
“Ini-report ko na ‘to at ‘yung ibang nag-upload sa Facebook and in a few days, baka makatanggap ka na ng COPYRIGHT STRIKE ‘pag hindi ito dinelete so please lang, kabayan,” he stressed.
(I have already reported this and the others who uploaded the video on Facebook and in a few days, you may receive a copyright strike if you do not delete this, so please, my countryman.)
This is not an isolated incident, however, as several social media users and pages from different social media platforms often pirate content of online creators. By doing so, they take from the original creators their views and revenue from the materials they make.
Facebook, for one, states that copyright is “a legal right that protects original works of authorship.” This includes visual or audiovisual works, audio works and literary works.
Copyright owners have the right to “stop others from copying or distributing your work, or from creating new works based on your work.”
“Copyright infringement generally occurs when a person engages in one of these activities without the copyright owner’s permission,” according to Facebook. /ra
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