How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

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How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

Post by Lakito » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:31 pm

Hey! I am new at making AMVs and before I start editing anything, I wanted to know if there is any way to prevent people from stealing your AMVs and claiming they did it. I don't want to use watermark. I've seen people cut off credits in the original video and paste their own name. What's the best way to deal with this?

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Re: How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

Post by l33tmeatwad » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:33 am

Simple answer is, you can't. A lot of editors have tried different things, but there's no real way to stop anyone for doing that unless you simply never upload the videos at all. At the end of the day, they won't really gain anything from it in the long run, so I wouldn't sweat it too much.
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Re: How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

Post by Lakito » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:20 pm

Thanks for the answer. Let's say somebody uploaded an AMV of mine and won a place in a competition, what can I do about it?

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Re: How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

Post by Pathos Prime » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:59 pm

Lakito wrote:Thanks for the answer. Let's say somebody uploaded an AMV of mine and won a place in a competition, what can I do about it?
Contact the people who run the competition. Most of us take plagiarism pretty damn seriously.

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Re: How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

Post by Lakito » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:52 pm

Pathos Prime wrote: Contact the people who run the competition. Most of us take plagiarism pretty damn seriously.
Thanks for the answer. I guess this will be enough for now.

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Re: How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

Post by requiett » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:39 am

Easy. Just make a really badly edited piece of garbage and no one will want it. :3

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Re: How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

Post by TritioAFB » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:52 am

simple answer is you can't. As long as they dont get any benefit from you, nothing can be really done
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Re: How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

Post by Mol » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:37 pm

Duh. Ofc you can just make an amv revolving around your nickname masks nickaname texts fillimg whole screen nickname , transistions from nickname... everywhere. Problem solved. For exctra protection one can use real credentials and your mom's email
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Re: How To Prevent People From Stealing Your AMVs?

Post by Rider4Z » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:50 pm

The best thing I can suggest is don't make bumpers or credit sequences. Instead work your credits into the video itself so they "can't" be cut out. Let this be the only version you release online. Save your creditless version for submissions.

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