Sorry I can't post links yet but if you're willing to just type into youtube you'll find it, type:" BITE SIZE VEGAN PLAGIARIZING FELLOW VEGAN ACTIVIST " video by thevegancheetah
Some are claiming that Bite size vegan (Emily) is committing plagiarism and/or theft of intellectual property from Erin's video and possibly also the sources of info besides Erin's video. Specifically because it's quite obvious that Emily watched Erin's video and followed the same flow/storyline and bullet points with similar wording. However, similar wording and sequence is also found in online articles about wool such as here
can't post link, just google "veganpeace wool"
which is obviously where both Emily and Erin got a lot of their information from.
Erin's video cites video sources and gives a link to her webpage which lists more sources.
Here is Erin's original video: type into youtube " The Wool Industry EXPOSED (What They Don't Want You To Know) ", video by Erin Janus.
Here is Emily's original video which I don't think cites any references in the description or has a link to where citations can be found.
type into youtube " Why Wool Is BAAAD! [For Kids!] " video by bite size vegan.
Even if Emily were to admit that she followed Erin's video format and wording without citing her (or the webpages she got her info from), would that be illegal? Fair use?
Note that Emily (and probably Erin) make money from AD views of these videos and Emily gets support donations. Also note that Emily first made a video on wool before Erin made her video and covered many of the same points. So, Emily first made a video, then Erin (which is compared in the video linked) and the latest video was from Emily is her second video on wool (also compared in the video).
Others are claiming that Emily didn't do anything wrong because she didn't have to reference Erin (or any other sources) for her info because these are common knowledge facts because they are not proprietary to only once source, and also therefore does not matter whether they're arranged in a strikingly similar sequence or wording to Erin's video.
If Emily did no wrong, could this be considered slander from the guy vegan Cheetah who uploaded this video?
I realize there's sometimes not a clear line in cases like this, so please only respond if you are sure of the laws. Or is this likely a case that would have to go to trial and be settled by the random opinions of a jury of 12 people? If so, how do you think that case would turn out? Thank you.