The popular horror story subreddit r / nosleep has privatized until Monday to protest YouTube creators, steal the stories, and turn them into videos without the permission of their original creators (via tube filters).
R / nosleep, which contains a number of short stories and other horror-related texts, is one of the 50 most popular subreddits with nearly 14 million subscribers, according to the Reddit Metrics website. So it attracts many readers to the scary stories that users submit. (The term "nosleep" comes from the idea that when you read the stories, they are so scary that you cannot fall asleep.) Some YouTube creators take these stories and read them dramatically on their YouTube channels, like this video :
As explained in this video by an R / Nosleep moderator, some YouTube creators tell Nosleep stories without the permission of the original author, credit the author, or share the advertising revenue from the video.
The problem is so widespread that the moderators, in protest, decided to make the subreddit private until next Monday. If you now try to visit the subreddit, the following message is displayed:
The link in this message takes you to another Reddit post explaining the decision to make r / nosleep private. "This is not only to protest the theft and unfair practices of those who wrongly benefit from the stories published here, but also to clarify a very important point: if the authors are not treated fairly and their work is continuous is used in such a way that if you violate the copyright, you will no longer post here. "
The subreddit will be released again on Monday at 00:01 ET.