Tsu.co – Original Content Violations – You may or may not be paid

Tsu.co – Original Content Violations – You may or may not be paid.

After a bumpy start with Tsu.co back in November, 2014 (see original stories here and here), and receiving an apology letter from Sebastian, creator of Tsu.co, I continued to post and build my downline (family) on Tsu.co. My bank currently sits at $20.65 on account.

The question many are asking now is “Is that money which is accumulating, really mine? Will the check be written when it reaches the payout mark of $100.”

The subject is being raised because of the question of what constitutes “Original Content” I have seen numerous posts asking for clarification.

Here is the actual answer:

1. https://www.tsu.co/terms/copyright
2. Content guidelines http://www.tsu.co/faq (click on content Guidelines under FAQ).

One paragraph reads:

Intellectual Property: Tsu.co promotes and rewards original content creators. Violating copyright law by posting someone else’s content without their permission is against the tsu terms and illegal. Some of the highest quality and most engaging content is your own. Whether it’s a photo of your dog wearing sunglasses, your favorite spot in town, or your grandpa’s 80th birthday; your friends and followers are here to get to know you. If you have a camera-phone, you’re a creator! We hope you will be inspired to show us what you can do.
We take content ownership very seriously at tsu. Please be sure that you have the right to share content with respect to copyrights, trademarks and other legal rights before doing so.

It seems that the majority of us are and have been doing it wrong. We are in violation and therefore gains made in this manner are invalid. When we reach the payout mark it is more than likely we will not receive a check.

So folks, It is not like Facebook in that we can share and post things we find that are amusing, funny, informative, interesting or so on.

Given, Facebook does not pay us for the posts we make, but chances are, unless you have been creating 100% your content posted on your wall neither will Tsu.

Now that you know the rules, you can play by them.
 I, myself, either wasn’t paying attention or it wasn’t made very clear.
My wall is a mish-mash of things that are indeed original and mine as well as a collection of other items I found, identified with and wanted to share.

Is it worth the time and energy?

Only you can really decide that.
 But don’t be surprised when you reach the pay out mark and all you get is a note that reads “ Go directly to TSU Jail. Do not pass go – do not collect $100”


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Yeah this was a major headache for people but it was in the fine print from the beginning. It was always meant for content creators not content plageriers. So for people to go on their thinking things was gonna be like regular fb was insane. Sadly there could be no monitoring that since people can make fake profiles and use other people’s pics to post that gets shared thinking it’s them and nope, it ain’t. The only way people were going to get paid is if the payout threshold was manageable to avoid risking violation which is high when it’s at $100. The crazy thing about that which I’ve always been confused by is where that money really goes when people violate. No one asks that question right?

  2. That is a very good question Antonio…. if they don’t have to pay it out, then….? Just goes back into the pot?
    We live in a “clicky clicky” society where we just click on past the rules sometimes, especially when there is a huge amount of text.
    I think there are going to be a lot of mad and disappointed Tsu-ers personally.
    I’m not mad about it. I do wish it was posted more clearly though.

  3. Another thought: What happens with the money if it has been transferred to someone else or donated to a charity? Then that’s invalid too.

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