For years now, every morning before I start working, I see videos from works of my colleagues. I always search the good companies a little more to be quite aware of their evolution. Many times I am tempted to talk with the owners in order to know each other and to exchange ideas.
So this happened again the day before yesterday. But this time, it was my phone that rang. A colleague from Athens whose work I had seen the same morning. We talked for a while in a very friendly atmosphere, we exchanged ideas on business, we found common acquaintances, spoke in even one of our cooperation.
But after a while, he throws me the bomb! This video (see on YouTube, my blog and of course in my site) is it yours, he asks me. But of course it is my own video, was my answer and continuing with naivety, is it possible for me to upload videos without be mine? Well, he answered, look at this and then we talk again…
Someone took one of my promotional video, in which I explain why a company must make a corporate video. I almost had a stroke! Fortunately my new friend from Athens was still on the phone and calmed me down. After some searching for this thief, I found that it has put my video also to his corporate website, with all the information from the research that I had done in order to write the texts of this video.
I'm Glad that he likes my work. I would have no problem if he had inform me first that he wanted to use my Video, if he had not remove my logo at the end of the video and of course if he had stated that it is not his video, but Art Vision's. Unfortunately, none of the above were not made. Nevertheless he thought that I could never see it and that he will continue to sell its services in this way. Anyway, I have not intended to do anything other than this article. So if he ever understand his mistake, that's will be good. If not ...
So I got the decision, jokingly. "You want to make a video for your Home page? Simply create a site and steal the video from someone else."
For the end, here is a very nice book I read some time ago. I recommend to read. It will help you to "steal as an artist" as the title says. But do not do it brutally!Επιστροφή