This is almost Plagiarism, as I didn’t change any part of it. I know at some point I will get in trouble over some of my posts. I found what I was looking for. Everything on my site is under a Creative Commons license that allows reuse with attribution.
So I used part of this post to help inform you all. Again, I wrote none of the post you’re about to read, and you must follow the link to finish it.
By Jonathan Bailey on Mar 17, 2015 03:47 pm
For almost as long as there’s been a YouTube, there’s been spam on it.
Traditionally this spam has taken the format of garbage accounts uploading misleading videos, often with fake thumbnails, for the purpose of promoting products, services or some cause.
But while that type of spam still certainly exists on YouTube, it’s now being joined by a new kind of spam, automated videos that plagiarize content from blogs, news sites and other text sources.
For the spammer, this is a very easy way to flood YouTube with a large number of low-quality topical videos. The result for content creators, especially those who produce text or image content, is that your hard work is being used to fuel spam videoblogs and those spammers will have an upper hand in search results because of the way Google shows preference to YouTube in its algorithm.
This raises two difficult questions: What can YouTube do to battle this problem? And what can creators do to protect their work?