I was just informed that footage from a student loan-related video I uploaded to youtube in 2012 was included in a documentary titled “Scholarship.” Just verified that it’s true. Hmm. That same person notified me in the past that my video’s footage had also been included in another documentary titled “Ivory Tower” that is charging people approximately $6 to view it on youtube, so I haven’t verified that one yet. No one involved in making these documentaries ever mentioned this to me. Hmmm.
Strikes me as kinda strange that they wouldn’t let me know about this upfront. Are videos uploaded to youtube no longer my property? And I don’t see how creative common use would allow them to use my footage in films sold for profit. Seems a bit underhanded considering these are videos about student loan debt where they included my footage about mine that they wouldn’t kick a few coins my way for contributing content. Hmm.
Ah well. What can I do? Welcome to the internet age, I guess.