UPDATE: It looks as though the contenttheft account has been shut down. I won’t name them here (their name is probably going around every byte group chat anyway) but the person in question is claiming someone used their email to make both the twitter and byte account. I’ll let you decide if you think that is the case.
So if you’ve been on byte the last day or two you will have seen an anonymously run account called contenttheft.
In my opinion this account did some really good work in showing some bytes that were obviously copies of tik toks, vines etc.
Stealing content ruins the app for everyone so it’s important people know they can’t get away with it.
However, there are only so many jokes in the world, and the chances of someone thinking of a joke in their head that happened to have been a vine 5 years ago is quite likely. Just look at the number of different Valentine’s Day jokes based around your Valentine being yourself. I have no doubt each creator thought of the idea themselves, they were all done differently. Surely that can’t be classed as ‘copying’.
So the question is, in your opinion where do we draw the line - what is classed as stealing content and what isn’t?
Edit: After posting this more ‘exposing’ is taking place on the account and it’s starting to go down a dangerous path of claiming very common jokes to be stolen in my opinion.