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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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mortymaxwell
Jun. 16th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
Releasing someone else's personal information is very inappropriate and it's disappointing to read that other people are suggesting you do this.
corghi
Jun. 17th, 2015 03:49 am (UTC)
I didn't see anyone agree that this was a good idea... heh
amocin
Jun. 17th, 2015 05:35 am (UTC)
I think you might be confused, nobody here on A_B is suggesting that. I have had others, both friends and fans suggest it over the coarse of time. However friends and fans are the most likely to get the pitchforks ready without thinking, which is why I came here for an unbiased opinion.
mortymaxwell
Jun. 17th, 2015 09:05 am (UTC)
I suppose I should have been clearer.

I was referring to what you had said earlier, not to anyone in this thread. I don't see anyone on AB advocating releasing peoples' info.

http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/852608.html?thread=31084928#t31084928

"This is why I asked, others had suggested it to me but it's something I felt iffy about. I just dont know where the line is, because here, the person's email is sometimes released."
mortymaxwell
Jun. 17th, 2015 08:58 am (UTC)
http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/852608.html?thread=31084928#t31084928

"This is why I asked, others had suggested it to me but it's something I felt iffy about. I just dont know where the line is, because here, the person's email is sometimes released."

This was where I got the impression that others were suggesting it was okay.
lavenderpandy
Jun. 17th, 2015 04:32 am (UTC)
No one has said that the OP should do this...Quite the opposite really.

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