Piracy is one of those unfortunate — and perhaps unavoidable — realities of digital distribution and the Internet. Any media you share online, be it text, images, audio, video, etc. is at risk of being copied and reused without your permission.

When it comes to online video, there are multiple ways for a pirate to “rip” the video file that streams through an online player. There is no foolproof way to prevent this, but there are ways to minimize risk, and there are actions you can take if you believe your work has been stolen. Read through the FAQs here for more information.