So, you have taken the time to shoot some videos and have uploaded them to ManyVids. People have been purchasing your videos and you’re making some pretty decent money.
However, you have been alerted because you have discovered that people are uploading your videos to tube/porn sites.
Possibly you have seen your images being uploaded to other third party sites that you charge for on ManyVids, too. This is a big problem that many amateur and professional models are facing on a daily basis. So, you're probably wondering what you can do about it?
People uploading your content to porn sites hurt you because: It cuts into your profits and it is illegal.
It’s very common for someone to purchase your video and then upload it to a porn site. It might be a good idea to use these sites if you want to generate money from them, but if someone else is doing it to profit from it, it’s a big problem. As cam models, you might see your content floating around on the following sites, and many more: PornHub, xVideos, xxnx, Alohatube, & xhamster.
About DMCA Takedowns
Obviously, don’t panic or get mad about the situation. Let me explain what a DMCA takedown is. DMCA takedowns can be used to get your content taken down. It is copyright infringing content that needs to be removed from a website. Webmasters and hosting companies take DMCA takedown notices very seriously. The reason being is because there can be some drastic legal actions if they fail to comply with these DMCA takedown emails.
But first, before you proceed to send a DMCA takedown, remember that they should be your last resort. Instead, contact the site owner first. You can always contact the site where your content is on and ask that they, please remove it. You can easily do this by finding their contact page on their website. Most of the time this will work and within 2-3 days your content will be removed from their site.
If a week goes by and you don’t hear back from the site owner, you could send a DMCA takedown notice. But, make sure you pay close attention because there are some real ramifications to sending a DMCA takedown notice as a cam model.
DMCA Takedown Notice Mistakes
Do not send them your personal contact information. This is a very risky move that cam models make daily. The reason being is because you don’t want your personal information floating around on the internet or some crazy stalker to get their hands on it. There have been a handful of stories where people have done that and have been harassed and even blackmailed. It’s the sad truth, and it’s a crazy world that we live in. Instead, I would encourage you to use your stage name or alias that you are using for your adult camming ventures.
Also, send the DMCA Takedowns to the right place. For large porn sites such as the ones mentioned above the correct email address would be firstname.lastname@example.org. You simply put the word legal before the @ and then the domain name. Again, this should be your last resort, though.
DMCA Takedown Notice Example:
"My name is NAME, and I saw my video/images on URL. A website that hosts with you, according to WHOIS is infringing on my copyright material.
This content was taken from URL without my permission.
The unauthorized and infringing copy is found at URL.
This letter is an official notification under Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and I seek to have the infringing material removed from your servers. I request that you contact the infringer immediately and inform them of their duty to move the infringing material immediately and notify them to cease any further posting of infringing material to your server in the future.
Please be advised that the law requires you, as a provider to either remove or disable the infringing material upon this notice.
I am providing this notice in good faith that you remove the infringed content. Under penalty of perjury, I certify that the information stated in this notification is both true and accurate.
If you wish to discuss this matter please contact me directly.
Services To Send DMCA Takedown Notices
It’s a wise move to invest in a DMCA takedown service to help keep your stolen content from appearing on lots of different websites. There are lots of DMCA services, but a lot of them do not support adult content. One site "CammodelProtection" is very popular in the adult webcam world because they will handle all these DMCA takedown notices on your behalf. I wouldn’t sign up for CammodelProtection when you begin your adult camming ventures, though. Instead, wait until you have started generating some money and start noticing that people are stealing your content. It’s going to be a monthly expense, and in the beginning, you don’t want any more monthly expenses.
However, ManyVids will send DMCA notices on your behalf, FREE of charge, if you simply send the stolen links along with the links to the original vids on MV to their support team at email@example.com.
Watermark Your Videos & Images
Also, I would highly recommend that you start watermarking your images or videos if you haven’t already been doing so. For videos, you can use these to watermark your videos: Window Live Maker, Format Factory, VideoMaker, JahShaka, VirtualDub.
For watermarking images, you can use: Digimarc, PlumAmazing, & Watermarker.
It’s really quite annoying to deal with people stealing your adult content, and it decreases your income potential, too. However, it's a real problem that you need to think about once you start generating some decent money.
Are there any sites that you have seen people constantly uploading your content on? Please leave your comments down below.
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