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CALL IT OUT: We're exposing @jukinvideo for its extortion of content creators and branded channels. Jukin search for viral content from big accounts in the space, and then they approach the original creator of the video and get them to sign away their rights to the video for as little cash as possible. They then go off and sell your creation to their contacts for big bucks and you’ll never see another cent.
Content creators should absolutely make that $$$. But if you sign away your material to Jukin, you can forget about that. They only care about how much money they’ll make from your hard work, and then they’ll drop you cold.
Worse still, they make the majority of their profits from threatening and extorting people that use the content thereafter.
It goes something like this. That funny cat video you found and shared on your timeline? If Jukin has already bought that video, they’ll find you and issue you with a copyright strike which shuts your account down. They then demand you pay them $1500 to remove the strike and regain access to your own account. Even if you received permission from the original content owner to use the content, they don’t care and will continue to extort you for ridiculous amounts of money.
Is any of this money going back to the content creator? Nope. They don’t care about you. They just want to profit off you.
Do you have your own shitty Jukin story or one of the other companies like them? Did they pay you a pittance for one of your viral videos with the promise of future stardom and wealth and yet you made next to nothing? Did they shut down your account for posting a video that you got permission to post? We’re compiling a list of all the heinous things these guys do so please share your stories in the comments section. As you can see by the various complaints when you SWIPE, we’ve already heard a tonne of complaints, but we’re sure there are loads more…