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Advice on Releasing Details?

As many artists are dealing with issues of people releasing their "pay only" content, I wanted to know what we could do about it to protect ourselves, as well as other artists from having the same issues.

Bascily what I want to know, is if its okay to release the paypal information of those who release "pay only" content for free on other sites? Just a name and their emails, not anything like their home address if one is listed.. I am not sure what skirts the line of doxing, or simply making other artists aware of problem customers.

Honestly I feel really bad just asking, but I think this is becoming a growing problem with Patreon and other such venues where artists are having their stuff released, and therefore harming their overall incomes.

Also, would it be better to let them know ahead of time, if they release the content, they forfit their details (again name and email only), to the net? Or is there a better resolution that I am not seeing.. Currently, Im just banning them.

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Jun. 16th, 2015 01:46 am (UTC)
There are probably so many legal reasons to not release personal information that I can't track half of them. I mean heck, it's a rule here to not release personal names and PayPal information, with very few exceptions.

Remember, tit for tat, and even if they are in the wrong, they can counter release information, call you out, sue you for defamation... the list goes on.
Jun. 16th, 2015 02:08 am (UTC)
You can only sue for defamation if what is being said is false. Though I do see your point on the other aspects.
Jun. 16th, 2015 02:21 am (UTC)
Valid point, but you have to convince a judge of that, not them. :(
Jun. 16th, 2015 07:59 am (UTC)
No, you can only win a defamation case if what's being said is false. That won't protect you from someone filing a case against you. I don't think that's likely in this case, but it's probably best to just avoid the whole problem.


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