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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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3-Jan-2018, 3:22 AM

oojason said:

DVD-BOY said:

oojason said:

lehmike said:

Harmy, I was trying to find a way to download this amazing piece of work, and someone on youtube is burning these to blu rays and charging $45 for them. LDS Entertainment

Personally, as just a member here, I’d encourage everyone to downvote that video.

If it puts anyone off buying from them it’ll be worth it.

And also carry on reporting any Despecialized items they see for sale on ebay too.

Just putting it out there, but there are websites that offer up / downvoting of youtube videos in bulk - google returns a number of hits. I’m sure if a bunch of people through in a few $$ we could get some ‘social media engineering’ going on.

It’s a decent idea that mate - though likely LDS will take down that video if they get so many negative comments or downvotes - and then they’ll start again with a new video a week or so later.

In fact I’d be surprised if they didn’t delete some of the comments on there before too long.

Thinking about it, personally, I’d advocate against going down the path of a bulk negative down vote tool - they already have more downvotes than upvotes - and that’s from real people giving their opinion on it. Let’s keep it that way.

Plus, I wouldn’t waste money on these leeches.

(and if anyone does have a few spare $s, consider sending Adywan or poita a donation to help them with their superb projects)

All good points. This social engineering angle has got me thinking. If the community were to create a series of ‘informational’ videos on YouTube, and apply the correct keywords surely we could push videos like this scumbag down the results, hopefully preventing sales and raising awareness.

It’s too risky to point ‘official’ videos on ‘This is where you download things from’, but videos which walk people through ‘I have a bunch of RAR files - what are they, and what do I do?’ or ‘How do I burn an ISO?’ or ‘I want to make cool box sets for my friends, what do I need, how much does it cost?’.

You’re not going to stop everyone, but if it means that ‘our’ videos hit the top of the results rather than his / theirs, it might prevent some people going down the dark path. It’s the same with Team Blu’s projects - you do a search for “Fright Night II” on YouTube, and if the video is talking about the TB release, it’ll be some copy bought off ebay which they are then providing a link to.