We hate to have to do this, but an issue has come up that we need to address.
At MajorCrimesTV.net, we work hard to provide you with the best news, information and exclusive content for Major Crimes. We’ve been committed to doing this since August 2012, when the show first premiered. We spend hours every week finding, sharing and creating content for you to enjoy, and over time we have become known and a trusted name with the cast and crew, which in turn has given us more opportunity to share content, events and other experiences with you.
We are also lucky that we have developed a close working relationship with TNT and Warner Bros, which has allowed us to have access to and share some fantastic exclusive content, like episode stills and other photos that are not released to anyone else. We love getting that content so we can share it with you- that’s the whole point, for us all to get excited!
However, because of the exclusive nature of the content, we often have limits on how and where we can share it, which means sometimes things are posted on tumblr and not facebook, or posted just within our exclusive articles but not shared by themselves on tumblr, or have had a watermark added to track the image. Obviously our goal is to respect TNT’s wishes about how content is shared - because we want to continue to get it.
Unfortunately, while the great many of you are respectful and only share from the original posts, link to the content instead of reposting or posting to facebook, etc, there are a few people and groups who have taken it upon themselves to take, alter, and repost our exclusive content as their own. This includes deleting watermarks and reposting, posting our exclusive photos directly to their own facebook pages and groups and tagging actors publicly, refusing to credit us (or posting a link to where the content came from) and otherwise altering content that we have specifically indicated is MCTV exclusive.
We have on several occasions politely asked the persons and groups who do this most to stop. We have explained the restrictions we have on the content, and asked them to please respect that, and more importantly, respect what we have been entrusted with access to by the network. They have responded rudely and vocally, and continue to actively repost and alter our content, remove watermarks, etc, and blocked us from being able to monitor their pages. But we have been informed the actions have continued.
We are concerned enough about this issue that it has caused us to limit what we share with you, the fans. We don’t want to do that - it’s the opposite of why we are here. But we can’t risk our relationship with the people who trust us with their content, and that is what these individuals are doing by trying to increase their own popularity by stealing and altering our content. We are asking for you to help us police (ha, see what we did there) yourselves. If you belong to the groups in question that engage in this behavior, please let the group owners know that their behavior is hurting all fans, and ask them to stop.
We hate putting this out publicly, because the great majority of you are wonderful, respectful fans, and we love you. But we also need your help so that we can all do what we like to do best - support Major Crimes.
Thanks for your time,
- MajorCrimesTV Admins
PS- if you have questions about how a post or photo can be shared, you are always welcome to ask us, either via DM here on tumblr, or at firstname.lastname@example.org