It was indeed a shock as Zim youtubers woke up to a post by Prophet Passion Java asking all youtubers and facebook users who share his videos to delete them or risk getting copyright strikes. Prophet Passion Java aka Twabam is one of the top searched name on youtube and his videos draw views. They are interesting and entertaining. Youtubers love him and don't miss a single post. Youtubers are partly responsible for the making of Twabam a household name by the way they blew his name left, right and center.
There are some still hoping that the Prophet will change his mind and give them a warning never to use his future videos without permission. In panick, some tried to reach out to him but say they haven't gotten response yet. Most believe Twabam is a good man, and might pardon them for old videos but they will have to follow proper procedure for future videos.
Reposting is common when it comes to social media. Most people don't mind their videos shared while others demand that you acknowledge them and for others outright no.
Over the months there has been an increase of Zim youtubers both home and abroad tackling different niches. In the process of sharing videos and doing commentary, we have also seen a larger activity of reposts of videos by popular or famous people like Prophets, artists and some just general clips from social media. Under fair use, this is allowed, however, some video owners don't agree to reposting of their videos which means one has to get consent before use or risk getting copyright strike or use but revenue from the video goes to the owner.
Youtubers are aware of this but because there was no issue raised by those whose videos they shared, they saw no reason to ask for permission. Also the fact that people believe men of God see things differently and love for the gospel to be shared contributes to the reason why their videos are re-posted more.
There has been some Zim celebrities threatening youtubers who make unfavourable commentary about them. Zim celebrities and youtubers should not be enemies rather should work together. Youtubers have become more popular than some celebs. Their following is growing by day. Big Youtubers like Zigo Tv, Kundai Chitima, JCTV, Zekey Media Zw, Dee Mabs, Yoboi Beats, Pixie Pearls and many more are there to stay and the earlier some celebs colaborate with them, the better. Take advantage of free publicity because time shall come when you will need to pay them to do what you are denying them now.
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