That moment when everything falls into place. Merry Christmas! pic.twitter.com/g43Ph7RMUd— YouTube (@YouTube) December 25, 2018
However, a few people recognized the video as being the work of Lily Hevesh (Hevesh5), a Youtuber who specializes on intricate dominos designs. Not only did Youtube not credit her in the tweet, they actually cropped out her intro and outro.
Hevesh became aware of the tweet, and started posting about it.
very glad to see that my Christmas domino e-card is getting good use!— Lily Hevesh (@Hevesh5) December 26, 2018
however, I’m a bit disappointed that YouTube would take my video and re-upload it with absolutely no credit. People rip off my work everyday and it’s honestly saddening to see this happen by YouTube itself. https://t.co/TZzMVAyy0u
I just don’t get it... YouTube created Content ID to protect creators from thieves freebooting their videos, yet here they are re-uploading people’s work for promotional purposes w/o any credit— Lily Hevesh (@Hevesh5) December 26, 2018
Anyway thanks for all your supportive tweets. Here are some more dominoes to enjoy :) pic.twitter.com/eE1PaGmOjh
Eventually, Hank Green caught wind of what happened and tweeted about it.
That moment when you realize that the YouTube TOS apparently makes it OK for them to rip your video and upload the whole thing to Twitter without credit or permission.— Hank Green - 🗽🤖 (@hankgreen) December 27, 2018
Everybody check out my friend @Hevesh5, who makes amazing domino art! https://t.co/sSzzzuiDfd
Then Youtube FINALLY tweeted an apology (although obviously the original tweet was never removed).
tl;dr: Youtube is trash, water is wet, the pope poops in the woods.
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Have you ever had any of your work stolen online?