The Rise of YouTube Plagiarism Bots

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.

The Rise of YouTube Plagiarism Bots

By Jonathan Bailey on Mar 17, 2015 03:47 pm

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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?

Understanding YouTube’s Plagiarism Bots

I would like to thank Jonathan Bailey for allowing me to use some of his material for the preceding post.  You can find more information at his site…



It’s no news that people take stuff from hotels.
Whether it’s to snag an unusual souvenir, to get
their money’s worth, to make up for being “overcharged,”
or because hotels tend to loosen inhibitions, guests
take enough things to cost the hotel industry big

To be specific, theft costs hotels $100 million
a year, according to an estimate a few years ago by
the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Here are 10 that stand out:

• A $300,000 Andy Warhol artwork, taken from the W Hong Kong.

• A 12-foot model of the Concorde, taken from a Best Western
hotel, according to a survey of that chain’s housekeepers.
How did no one notice that on its way out?

• A suit of armor, reported in the same survey.

• A grand piano. Former Starwood GM Colin Bennett told
the Telegraph about the time three people dressed in overalls
strolled into a hotel lobby and wheeled the instrument out
of the hotel and down the street.

• Serious plumbing. One guest stripped a Berlin hotel room
of its Monsoon shower heads, hydromassage shower units,
taps, toilet seats, and sink.

• A stuffed boar’s head. A guest tried to abscond from the
Hotel du Vin in Birmingham, UK, with the mounted head. After
he was caught, his friends bought it for his wedding gift.

• A minibar fridge. Lots of people empty it, but one guest
at a five-star hotel in Dubai left the bottles and took the
unit itself, along with the sofa.

• A marble fireplace. A guest at the Four Seasons Beverly
Hills was alleged to have lifted one. (Perhaps not literally.)

• A medieval sword, according to a survey by Caterer and
Hospitality magazine. Question: How did that guest make
it through airport security?

• A hotelier’s pet dog?
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