I got an email today promoting something that scrapes other people's Youtube videos and does a voice to text translate on them.
This promotion was saying things like "create totally unique content that Google will love" but I was left feeling like someone was trying to sell me a tool that steals other people's content and somehow because it's now text instead of speech that this meant I had created a new and unique product.
My feeling is that this is pretty blatent stealing of other people's content - which I would assume was illegal.
Are people really that desperate for "unique" content that they'll try every way they can to use other people's work and call it new and unique in order to have 'something'?
Am I completely missing the point? or not understanding something about this. I can't imagine that it's as bad as it seems but I was under the impression that you can't just take other people's youtube videos and use their content as your own.
I mean - if I saw a David Bowie video on Youtube and then turned the audio into text - I could hardly sell an ebook of David Bowie song lyrics as a new and unique product, and this seems just like that.
Please help me understand what I'm clearly not seeing.