Motivation Misstep Follow Up

I’ve had some readers ask me if the video of “Motivation Misstep” was the video that caused me the issues. No, it was not. However, the same reasoning could also be applied to it.
Let me reiterate so that it is understood more clearly…

Based on the criteria currently being used, or adhered to by many platforms. Anyone, repeat anyone, has the ability to lay claim of copyright infringement. Regardless if there is – or not.  Currently it doesn’t matter if they are incorrect in their assumptions, or – just using the current system to benefit themselves, knowingly full well there is no legitimate claim. It’s a shoot first and; possibly never ask, or get an answer to questions later policy.

Personally, it’s a reason why over time I have migrated more and more of my intellectual property over to WordPress™. They have seen and taken a stand on this very issue which I applaud them for. You can read their stand here.

These are topics and subject matter that anyone who wishes to create intellectual property in any form must have a working understanding of both; what they have the legal right to – and – what they do not.

Some will make the mistake of thinking, “I’ll cross that bridge when I’m popular enough to have such an issue.” The problem with that thinking is this: Just when you’re getting popular – that’s when someone will try to make your popularity theirs.

What you will, can, can’t, or, willingly put money and time into litigation needs to be understood first, not after. Again, you don’t need to be a scholar on the issue however, you need to have a working knowledge. Just as in taxes, “Ignorance will be no excuse.” Remember that if nothing else. It’s that important – if you’re truly serious.

So below I’ve posted the videos that caused the so-called “infringement” issue I was talking about. The claim was absolutely and totally frivolous and at the time (now nearing 2 years)  I both filed and was prepared to go to court over the issue. It has since never been resolved to my satisfaction for I have never heard, nor had a reply from both the accuser nor the platform. Since then I just pulled my material off, closed accounts, and haven’t returned since.

On a side note, when I was first toying with these ideas (the videos above) and thought about expanding to differing platforms or mediums, my blog was being routinely visited by just over 34 countries. Today? I’m well past 62 and counting. So for all those social media “guru’s” that push this notion: “You ‘have to’ be there or no one will find you!” is load of bunk.

I’m not saying other platforms or mediums don’t have advantages. However, when, why, and how accompanied with a results orientated strategy that’s both verifiable as well as showing real advantageous results should be the reason why or for.
Not because someone says, or is selling, their definition to why.

And while I’m here on this Christmas Eve, I would like to take a moment as to thank every single one of you for making this possible.
Thank you, and there’s more surprises to come.

© 2013 Mark St.Cyr

Below is part of a series of ideas we were working on at that time. I only did a couple. They were ideas I was toying with. I posted them as they appeared on the blog back then. To wit…

An enhanced Audio Podcast presented in Video format.

The quick hitting no holds barred series based on “Mr. Engineer, please hit the record button and let’s go!”  Unique for its forget about edits and retakes format.

This episode features Mark’s column:
Remembering a Sentimental “KISS” in Business

© 2012 Mark St.Cyr in Assoc. with StreetCry Media. All Rights Reserved

An enhanced Audio Podcast presented in Video format.

The quick hitting no holds barred series based on “Mr. Engineer, please hit the record button and let’s go!”  Unique for its forget about edits and retakes format.

This episode features Mark’s column:
Team Building 101, Dump the Committees

© 2012 Mark St.Cyr in Assoc. with StreetCry Media. All Rights Reserved

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An enhanced Audio Podcast presented in Video format.

The quick hitting no holds barred series based on “Mr. Engineer, please hit the record button and let’s go!”  Unique for its forget about edits and retakes format.

This episode features Mark’s column:
Breaking Through an Entrepreneur’s Crisis, No Time to Sell

© 2012 Mark St.Cyr in Assoc. with StreetCry Media. All Rights Reserved

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An enhanced Audio Podcast presented in Video format.

The quick hitting no holds barred series based on “Mr. Engineer, please hit the record button and let’s go!”  Unique for its forget about edits and retakes format.

This episode features Mark’s column:
“Forget the Extra, Just Do What You Promised”

© 2012 Mark St.Cyr in Assoc. with StreetCry Media. All Rights Reserved

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