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News / Unsolicited Complaints of Copyright
« Last post by kat on January 30, 2023, 10:48:28 AM »

"Unsolicited Complaints of Copyright" https://katsbits.com/smforum/index.php/topic,1198.0.html fake name using throw-away email claiming aw-thor-e-tah over music that doesn't exist... Another scourge of the Internet, the 'anonymous' copyright take down notice.
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Blog / Unsolicited Complaints of Copyright
« Last post by kat on January 28, 2023, 05:08:44 PM »
Unsolicited Complaints of Copyright

Upon receipt of unsolicited email from unrecognised parties (THEM) claiming to be notifying the recipient (YOU) of "illegal" content on their (YOUR) YouTube, Twitch, TikTok etc., the response must always be a simple and business-like, words to the effect of;

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
To ensure this matter is dealt with correctly, please submit details to [Service Provider] using their [copyright/complaints form/process].

DO NOT, EVER;

  • Respond angrily or emotionally with protests of any kind.
  • Otherwise remark in any way that could be reasonably interpreted as a threat or threateningly.
  • Click on any links, or download any files, sent by the would-be claimant.
  • Contact anyone they might suggest without first verifying that information (if at all possible).
  • Send 'proof' of innocence, i.e. files or other source materials [1].

In other words, if an emailed complaint references 'illegal music' in a video uploaded to YouTube, the recipient (YOU) should direct the claimant (THEM) to use YouTubes Report feature to flag a specific video or videos, or to their Copyright Complaint Form (https://www.youtube.com/copyright_complaint_form) [2] where they can submit details of a claim.

There are a number of reasons for doing this;

  • Keeps everything professional and business-like (formal).
  • Establishes and maintains an indipenant record of events that can be later used in Court.
  • Uses the Service Providers own tools, which they use to keep account of a given Users activities on the platform [3].

If the claim, and Claimant, is legitimate, they will take the time to submit a complaint through official channels. If not, they'll likely not respond again.

Finally, it does not go without saying, Copyright Complaints initiate a legal process Content Creators need to stay on the right side of no matter how put-out they may feel, so make sure to dot the i's and cross the t's to maintain standing against spurious, vexatious and vacuous complaints [4].


Footnotes:

[1] NEVER respond to claims by sending any other than a redirection or counter notice. NEVER send files or other material as these can be used to prove the Claimant the originator.

[2] For more information on YouTube's Copyright claimant process see here https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2807622

[3] Do not underestimate the importance of using the tools Service Providers make available for complaints as they do not necessarily like matters being taken out of their hands when it concerns their services, to the extent that they may then penalise Users arbitrarily, retoractively justified as Terms of Service or Community Guideline abuse.

[4] This is especially important now that copyright complaints have been weaponised, used as a tool to remove disagreeable content from the Internet. Being sure to maintain the integrity of the process increases the chances of false, erroneous and malicious complaints being quickly recognised for what they are and dealt with as such.

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News / Water Caustics using Voronoi Affinity Photo
« Last post by kat on January 26, 2023, 10:22:04 AM »

"Water Caustics using Voronoi Affinity Photo" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/water-caustics-affinity/ creating a simple game-ready water caustics texture using the Voronoi filter in Affinity Photo.
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News / Simple Water Caustics using GIMP
« Last post by kat on January 26, 2023, 10:17:37 AM »

"Simple Water Caustics using GIMP" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/water-caustics-gimp/ - taking a look at making simple, game-ready, water caustics image in GIMP using the noise and tiling filters.
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News / IMVU Chat with Miaka & jazzKat
« Last post by kat on January 26, 2023, 10:12:20 AM »

If you missed the chat between Miaka and jazzKat the whole conversation is up on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVHDRHGZFqs - talked about being a Creator (feel your Creator ears burning? You should!), stamp collecting, violent video games, IMVU's inaugural Creator in Residency program and much more..!
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News / Toolkit - Furniture + Poses
« Last post by kat on January 26, 2023, 10:08:53 AM »

"Toolkit - Furniture + Poses" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/toolkit-furniture-poses/ - taking a (updated) look at adding standard pose-spots to furniture items using IMVU Toolkit. Example available.
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General Content Creation / Re: General WIP
« Last post by kat on January 25, 2023, 05:52:14 PM »
understood, cool.

i didn't get email notifications of your posts, i vaguely remember we had that issue in the past.
Yep, Google again blocking mail. Not much can be done about that unfortunately.
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3D Modeling & Content Creation / Re: 3D Modeling WIP Topic
« Last post by ratty redemption on January 20, 2023, 04:48:09 PM »
thanks kat, i might try 6 sided for the last barrel lod.

yeah, i'm not sure how i would do lod's for my cogs.
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General Content Creation / Re: General WIP
« Last post by ratty redemption on January 20, 2023, 04:43:09 PM »
understood, cool.

i didn't get email notifications of your posts, i vaguely remember we had that issue in the past.
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General Content Creation / Re: General WIP
« Last post by kat on January 12, 2023, 10:23:31 AM »
Image size is okay, I think the smaller ones are from a previous setting but since then there's been a service upgrade.