Originally Posted by Ungermann
Weren't you approached by other videographers who wanted to use pieces of your videos? How is this different?
First, if you are implying that this guy's post and my behavior are the same, or there is some kind of hypocrisy, I am confused. I do not flog my videos or photos (or music) on forums discussing photo/video equipment for people to use, or suggest people use them, and I do not ask for money (check his web site). [I also do not monetize my Youtube videos (so there should be zero annoying ads), ask for people to subscribe or even solicit likes.]
I do appreciate that the linked site has no ads, so this is not just a way to make money directly.
Second, there are commercial outfits that buy stock photos and videos and sell stock photos and videos for profit. You think the people who participate here include those? Do we want this forum filled with repeated solicitations of available stock videos and photos for download?
Third, anyone is free to use other people's work, with proper attribution and if sought, proper compensation. Some people purchase Hallmark greeting cards; some people make their own cards.
But, again, what is the point of our having photo/video equipment if we just use other people's photos and videos? This is an equipment forum, presumably about how equipment can help us shoot better video.
Finally, contrast this: every week or so each of us makes a new post announcing there are some new videos that we have uploaded, which people can download and use in their own videos!
Anyway, feel free to use this guy's photos of tree stumps, I won't think that much less of you. This is not a case of discussing what is true or correct (like whether rolling shutter is worse on Sony cameras). It is just my opinion.