I got an email today saying that one of my gigs was removed due to an intellectual property claim. I was the only gig to ever get an order. Once. It also had the most impressions and views, by far. I just spent time and money creating a new video for the gig. I also made a higher quality version to put on YouTube. I had just uploaded it and was working on the optimization when I got the email. I am not happy. At all.
There’s nothing in my gig to claim copyright on. The gig was to help videos rank on YouTube. I create link wheels using Google properties. I do the work manually, no software. I emailed support to ask who thinks they have a claim on my work, no reply yet. Everything I used in the video I have rights to use. So it can’t be the video. I am curious about that as it happened just a few days after I uploaded the video here. Besides, would they remove a gig for the video? I would think they’d just remove the video.
And why do they remove a gig without even asking me about the claim? That’s what really ticks me off. They didn’t even bother to ask me. The also didn’t bother to tell me who made the claim and what they were claiming. I guess I’ll just put it on my website. Less traffic, of course, but I don’t have to pay 20% of my earnings.