Recently, we wrote a brief blog on what happened to the Voice123 Youtube Channel, when work was submitted to the page, and a copyright violation was filed. It was all good and cute, but when the big daddy of search engines, Google, starts laying down some new rules…it is time for everyone with online content…especially artists…to stop and read!
This post comes to you from HubSpot Blog:
- “Starting this week, Google’s algorithm is now penalizing websites just a little bit differently than they were in the past. But it’s all toward the same end Google has been trying to achieve with its Panda and Penguin updates: Reward the websites that create the best content. And you know what’s not good content? Copied content.”
The beauty to such a thing is rewarding “great content”, and as such, Google is becoming more of a “medium”, “creative outlet for artists”, as well as, a search engine. Working online, you will slowly discover the hidden secret to working is not “copying what everyone else does”. It is about taking creative risks until you get it right. When you takes such risks, it is only fair that your art work is “protected”. The explanation behind proving “Copyright Violation” should also be very familiar to those who work in traditional markets. Maybe this next statement can be viewed as a form of “coming full circle” or “something old/something new”?
- “Google isn’t dinging sites based on a notice being filed against them. They’re dinging sites that have actually been proven in a court of law to have infringed copyright law.”
Have you ever dealt with a copyright violation of your own work as a voice talent?