Copyright infringement is no joke. Many celebrities including actors, movie producers as well as musicians lose millions of dollars each year by people copying and selling their items on the black market or streaming music, movies and videos without paying for it.
It’s difficult for these artists to make a living when people are stealing their hard-earned craft and skills and watering it down for mere pennies.
Think about it this way. Most people work 40 hours a week to maintain their lifestyle and way of living. Now let’s just say you worked all week, get paid and then someone steals your paycheck; how would that make you feel? Well consider the artist the next time you purchase a bootleg video or watch a concert for free that you did not pay for.
See what Eurweb reported:
Janet Jackson and her team are cracking down on fans who shoot video at her shows and then post it on Instagram – doing so may result in your account being deleted, as many fans have discovered.
Page Six reports that on Tuesday, numerous fans have claimed that after posting footage of Janet live in concert, the social-media app sent them an email explaining: “a third party reported that the content violates their copyright.”
An Instagram spokesperson tells TMZ that only “repeat infringers” should’ve had their accounts deleted, but a bug resulted in accounts getting deleted that should not have been. Apparently the bug has been fixed, and IG is in the process of reinstating users who were incorrectly targeted.
“We have identified a bug that resulted in the removal of accounts that shouldn’t have been removed,” an Instagram rep said in a statement. “We have fixed the bug and are in the process of restoring the impacted accounts.”