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Facebook finally lets creators claim ad revenue when their videos are stolen

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Facebook is cracking down on video pirates.

The social network updated its policy on Thursday to allow original creators to claim any ad revenue made when other users steal their videos for clicks — a practice known as “freeboating.” 

The new feature will surface potential violations in a dashboard using automated tools. If one of Facebook’s mid-roll or pre-roll ads were to appear in a pirated video, the owner can then use the “claim earnings” tool to redirect ad revenue.

The only options available previously for these situations were blocking or requesting removal. Read more…

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