You know, its weird how people of our generation communicate and connects with each other. Living in the age of web 2.0, social networking sites and speeding internet connection has definitely changed a lot of stuffs.
And it’s funny how I’ve gotten myself into this predicament; the focus of an internet troll.
Not like I’m new to it since it’s so easy to leave ‘constructive’ comments on every single thing thing you have an issue with online.
I mean, 375,296 views, 1825 comments and 136 dislikes (growing at the moment) can’t be all peaches and cream.
Erm yeah, and I don’t understand why you’re so happy about it ._.
Thank you, thank you, I get your point.
And occasionally, some engrish I fail to comprehend totally because the sentence structuring conflicts in intent.
If you’re going to say its just Youtube people, then check out the comments on Niconico, 135,453 views,12,964 comments and some of the rudest comment ever.
In case you don’t understand Chinese, that yellow text says “She is freakin ugly”.
That’s not even the worse. I have old classmates telling me during gatherings that their friends in camp (National Service, go google) upon knowing he knows “Kaika”, would immediately have a tale or rumor about “Kaika” to share with him. Seriously, I didn’t even know “kaika” was anybody worth noticing! Someone tell me I ought to be happy.
And I’d be damned to admit that none of what they claimed seems to be archived in my memory! Either I’m suffering from memory loss or someone’s been fanning some stories. And I just laugh them off.
So yeah, you can tell I’m totally cool with misunderstandings and insults.
But some spammers/trollers are just downright persistent, weird and…. dumb.
Seriously, go read the comments. It is VERY entertaining.
So the guy started off by claiming that I have no rights to upload that video and that the copyright belongs to the models in the video, in this case, lovely Olivie and Miyako. Many people have misunderstandings about Copyright and Infringement laws so I wasn’t too upset about it. Just thought I’d let him know the correct rules.
And then he flooded me with a series of repetitive comments which the better part of me chose to ignore. Until a few weeks later, I saw Olivie’s comment on the video. Indicating her thanks to the guys for emailing and informing her about the video and educating her with the WRONG copyright information! That was when I really started to boil!
It’s one thing to be misinformed and ignorant, and another thing to instigate conflicts! What more wrongly accusing the right and spread wrong information!
And so from telling me I should get the model’s permission, he has gone on to demand that I produce a certificate to prove I am the owner of the event/mall (wth certificate?! Does he think we’re talking about a swimming or cooking class?!)
And he even went on as much as to show me this picture as a prove of the “Youtube rule” that the uploader and videographer has no rights over the video.
I don’t want to come across as being mean or sarcastic but seriously, does he think I’m an idiot?
I know I look bimbotic but seriously, give me a break!
Don’t worry guys, I’m not upset about it and I’m knowledgeable enough to know everything I did is legally correct =) I should probably block him but he is such an entertainment now. I mean, he even helped created a blog entry \o/!