By: Evan Arroyo By: Evan Arroyo | June 17, 2021 |
Copyright infringement and the struggle of women in the creative world are two issues that need to be taken seriously. Even in the 21st century, creators find it hard to rise to the top as there are a lot of content violations and copyright issues that threaten their work.
Ava Bamby is a popular content creator and entrepreneur. What makes her journey unique and relevant is the fact that her story has elements of battling copyright infringement and stereotypes.
Ava Bamby’s Early Life & Career
Ever since Ava Bamby was a child, she had always aspired to be an actress or a model but her career went down a rather unexpected path when she joined a military college. Three years later, when she was about to serve the nation, another unexpected twist led her to carve a path for herself as a content creator.
She started her journey on TikTok and with her dancing, cosplay, and acting skills, she started to get a lot of recognition and her fan base grew exponentially.
She grew her follower base from zero to 1 million followers in just 30 days. Later, she turned into a full-time content creator. Her achievements do not end here. She is also a licensed pilot, a public safety diver, an EMT, and is fluent in seven languages.
Her rise to fame hasn't entirely been a smooth ride. Being a woman, her entrepreneurial journey wasn’t easy. Starting from objectification to being stereotyped, she faced it all but these minor setbacks couldn’t kill her spirit.
She has been a victim of copyright violation as her original content was stolen and illegally distributed without consent or credit. Copyright infringement is a global issue and many of her fellow creators are going through the same ordeal. Knowing that she had to take a stand against copyright violators, she was inspired to push for strict rules and punishment for violators of content rights.
Why Is Copyright Violation A Serious Issue?
For people outside the industry, copyright violation may not seem like a big deal. However, for content creators, it is a serious issue, one that threatens their careers.
Here is an example of a situation that can help you relate to copyright infringement.
Assume a situation where your co-worker takes the credit for work that you did during an office seminar. How will you feel? Devastated and angry. That’s exactly what copyright violation does for content creators.
They are not only losing credits for their hard work but it also affects their revenue. And the worst part is that the offenders are making huge profits from the stolen content. The profit that rightfully belongs to the creators is being taken away by content violators.
To take a step towards fighting this illegal practice, Ava Bamby started her own company with the purpose to take down stolen content that is illegally distributed and tracking down the source of the leak.
A licensed pilot, safety diver, content creator, and entrepreneur, Ava Bamby is a lifelong learner who has pledged not to step back from her fight against copyright violation. To be a part of her journey, you can follow her on Instagram and TikTok. You can know more about her by visiting her official website.
Photography by: Ava Bamby