Is the work self-published?
Is it on Youtube? Did you upload it to Youtube for hosting, i.e. is the channel private?
Or did you upload it with the hope of being “found,” of creating a meme and being invited to act in commercials, or of gaining revenue from selling ad space? Does your work begin with “You may skip to the video in 4-3-2-1”?
If it’s a blog, is that platform monetized? Does your intent to make money matter? Shouldn’t you be creating art as a small triumph of being over nothingness?
Did you share it with 1000 of your closest friends on Facebook?
Does Facebook now technically own the rights to it?
When you used the xerox to distribute it around town, calling it a “zine,” did the distribution numbers and size of the audience matter?
Is the medium fixed?
Did you write it as a series of puns in the grout (The Big Legroutski, hot dog and sauergrout, Oscar the Grout, seeing a man agrout a horse) of the Albuquerque dive bar bathroom, knowing it could never be erased?
Were you shocked to discover that someone else had done the same thing in a trendy Portland bathroom? Did you realize that the idea was never truly yours to begin with?
Or that folk art has a life of its own, and that those participating tend to write, “Shout! Shout! Grout it all out!” more often than not, perhaps because it plays on the jukebox?
If you photograph it now, do you own it?