How to Make Money Selling Mass Media Articles
The video below, created by an advertiser for an online video, was a hit with millions of viewers.
But when the video was reposted and linked to a news outlet, it led to an investigation.
The advertiser was told the video wasn’t an advertisement and it had to pay a $25,000 fine.
That money would go to the local public health department to help with public health programs.
This kind of ad-driven advertising violates the First Amendment and is against the rules of fair use.
The video’s creator, James T. McNeil, was told he’d get his money back, but he had to take down the video before he could do that.
McNeill said the story was based on a story he’d heard about a new disease in the state.
It wasn’t accurate, and the video didn’t match what he had heard.
He said he doesn’t want to repeat the mistakes of others, and he’s not going to be bullied into changing what he’s doing.
This story has been corrected to show the video’s original creators were the state health department and not the advertiser.