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Ebaums World Stole My Video

Ebaums World Stole My Video !!
So a while ago I made this metacafe video to go along with my instructable and ebaums world took it and uploaded it to their site without asking me or giving me any credit. Here is a link to the page on their site where they uploaded it. At the bottom of their page it says to email the webmaster if you are the author and you would like it removed but they don't list the webmasters email address. This is crazy. Makes me so mad! So I emailed there legal team this message.
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To whom it may concern,

I created this metacafe video and it was uploaded onto your site here. I would like you to remove it from your site, give me some ad revenue or in worst case scenario I will have to take legal action against you. I would not like to take legal action against you but I feel that it is not right for you to steal my content without permission. If I don't receive a proper response in 4 business days I will take this story to the public.
Sincerely,
Joe Rowley"
What should I do now? I want them to remove it but they won't. I am wondering what the community here thinks?
Thanks
Joe

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Labot20019 years ago
Woah, I'd understand that you're mad, but that's no reason to drop the F-bomb.

Sunday school lesson aside ;], I agree with Kiteman. =]
Fun?
Yeah vulgarity is not really appropriate, I agree.
joejoerowley (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
I sorry. It is just annoying. :(
I know and we all lose control now and again. Just remember that what you post here, shows others what we are about. It creates our image :-)
You mean "their".
superskrull7 years ago
 I think you are wasting your time, ebaumsworld didn't steal your video it is sharing your video with other people, do you download free music? well you probably owe 1000's of dollars to many record labels, stop your crying, and just move on with your life. Your video is not special and is worth a dollar if anything.

good day
Kiteman9 years ago
I have this text currently saved as a draft. Would you like me to send it?

Please be advised that the video entitled "Rock Lobster Prank", and hosted on your site at http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/277696/ is an illicit copy of a video originally posted to the Metacafe website and intended for embedding within the site https://www.instructables.com

Your site is hosting it without permission, and the addition of the "eBaum's World" identifier in the corner incorrectly implies that the copyright to the material is owned by eBaum's World.

My client requires that you:

1. Compensate him for lost revenue, at a level comparable or in excess to that possible with similar viewing-levels through the Metacafe and Instructables websites.
2. Remove the video from public availability on the eBaum website and all affiliated or associated websites.
3. Delete the video from all computers (including, but not limited to, servers, desktops, laptops, mobile communication devices and PDAs) within the direct or indirect control of eBaum, its employees and its representatives (including copies uploaded, emailed or otherwise transferred to other computers (as previously defined)

There is no deadline on these requests. Action is expected to be taken immediately. Please note that the matter will not be considered "closed" or "satisfied" until I have received such instruction from my client.

Sincerely
joejoerowley (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
Wow!! A very beautiful, amazingly well written letter. I love it!! Thank you so much!! I would love you to send it to them. Thank you so much!! Thanks Joe
OK - I'm on it.
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