For years, Reddit has been well known for being the place where some internet users post copyrighted and stolen content from other platforms. But in general, it is not easy for creators to request the removal of such pirated content from Reddit. Among the sites most targeted by hackers is OnlyFans which is currently one of the best-known sites in the porn industry, and whose members complain that they are often ignored by Reddit.
Currently, there are dozens of subreddits specifically set up for content that has been leaked or has been outright stolen on other platforms. Among the larger communities on Reddit, there is for example r / LEAKEDonlyfans which specializes in sharing stolen content from OnlyFans. In its description, this community indicates that this is a place that allows those who cannot afford it to view photos from OnlyFans. With this principle, this community has been able to accumulate nearly 100,000 subscribers.
It might seem interesting to be able to access paid OnlyFans media for free, however, this is the work of the creators. They are starting to turn to the law to ensure that their rights are respected.
Creators not happy
We can say that what is happening on Reddit does not appeal at all to those who offer content on OnlyFans. Alexa Pearl, for example, is one of the adult actresses who work on the platform. According to her, it's their livelihood, and while many also do something else besides OnlyFans, it's still a way of living. She added that Reddit is the number one culprit when it comes to content theft, and she has been putting up with this for 4 years now.
Pearl has reportedly made DMCA or Digital Millennium Copyright Act removal requests every week to Reddit. She also directly contacted the platform several times. The latter reportedly replied that anyone could post whatever they wanted as long as it wasn't child pornography or something like that.
Regardless, the week of January 11, Reddit still decided to ban the r / LEAKEDonlyfans community due to excessive copyright infringements and in response to numerous valid DMCA removal requests.
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A way to earn money
Apart from sharing paid content for free, hackers also take advantage of Reddit communities to make money. For example, they post GIFs or short videos and comment out links while promising to show more. They are in fact a means of making Internet users click by making them perform a series of small tasks.
In general, these methods are based on the same site which offers a means of being able to access the content by following the same process. It starts with downloading a Google Chrome extension, then continues with activating notifications in the browser and clicking on a list of articles. It is known that thieves get money every time they send someone to visit the site in question.
In any case, for the creators working on OnlyFans, Reddit is not doing enough to enforce the rules, or even acting too slowly. Sometimes it is even necessary to hire a lawyer if you want to get results.