LawsPertaining toYouTubeBy Kayla BoscoandTiffany Miller
Copyrighting on YouTube Copyright- literally means the right to copy, but has come to mean the exclusive rights granted by law to copyright owners for protection of their work. Copyright infringement- occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced or made into derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.
Copyrighting on YouTube At YouTube, posting copyright infringement can result in termination of an account and you can possibly be sued buy the owner of the material.
Enforcing Copyright Laws Nexicon is an emerging provider of digital rights management (DRM) and business intelligence solutions, who is partnered with YouTube. Nexicon will serve as a third-party intermediary between YouTube and its users to provide anti-piracy support. With this content owners will have the ability to claim and monetize their copyrighted digital media.
Most common cases ofcopyright infringement… In May 2008 Viacom brought a $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube for allegedly failing to protect the rights of copyright owners Copyright infringement mostly involves using songs in a film or video without permission of the copyright holder
YouTube’s Actions Inresponse to these accusations YouTube removed videos that used music without the permission of the owner Fan videos of songs with celebrity pictures in the background is a common example of what was deleted Some accounts were suspended. Penalties can also occur, if a law suit occurs the award can be up to $150,000 per song.
Gray Areas Fair Use Public Domain Reasonable use of Works with expired copyrighted work, without copyrights permission, for Can be used research, criticism, or education. without feat of A notice at the liability of beginning or end of your production giving infringement credit to the owners for their work is sufficient.
Acquiring a LicenseA license can be requested using a simple letter to the copyright owner asking for authority to use the copyrighted material The letter should incorporate a complete explanation of the work to be used and how you will use it
How do you know what isCopyrighted? any original work of authorship may be protected by copyright. Ifmaking a post on Youtube, assume that all work that is not your own is copyrighted.
Examples of potentiallyinfringing content: TV shows Movies and movie trailers Music videos Video of live concerts (even if recorded yourself) Commercials Slide shows that include photos or images owned by somebody else
Creative Commons Provides a way for content creators to give someone else permission to use their work. “By marking your original video with a Creative Commons license, you are granting the entire YouTube community the right to reuse and edit that video.”
Why is there often copyrightedmaterial on Youtube? Sometimes a copyright owner authorizes some of its works to be seen on Youtube. Other times, similar videos are owned by different copyright owners, and one may grant permission while another does not. If there remain videos on the site that appear similar to the one(s) Youtube removes, they are usually unaware of the infringement or have no reason to think the infringement is taking place.
Common Youtube mistakes: Just because you paid for a DVD or CD, doesn’t mean that it is yours for reproduction. It just means it is yours to listen to. Recording a cover version of a song does not make it yours and does not give you the right to upload the material without getting permission from the owner of the music.