I just got shocked by something and I have to share it with you.
I found an YT channel with a large number of AJ’s best-selling compositions, from which an attempt was made to remove the protection - watermark
At least they have a low number of subs and views. BUT this is still stealing. They are trying to make it look like they are AJ too.
I just reported the channel to youtube. PLEASE everyone should report this. Go to the about page and click the little flag on the right side of the page. You can report the user and channel. I reported it was spam/scam and they did not purchase the music and it is not to be given away as free.
I make about 5-10 times more from stolen tracks on YouTube than on AudioJungle (and I have thousands of sales, of course declining now…).
Of course, from a moral standpoint this is not good, but from a financial standpoint (if you have Content ID), getting your tracks spread around YouTube could be the best thing that ever happened to you.
All of a sudden someone’s Minecraft video with a stolen track goes viral, and VOILA - $5,000 to you
How dangerous is it?
Every track in the world gets spread around the internet. It’s something we live with.