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Illegal to rip YouTube videos?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by cricket1, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    Can you really get sued for downloading and re-uploading other's videos on YouTube?
    It's against the YouTube ToS but is it against the law?
     
  2. the known

    the known Power Member Premium Member

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    Uhm. Don't know for sure. I think you can get sued only if the video owner can proof he is the real owner or if he has copyright.
    But who will sue you for stealing a youtube video?? LOL!
     
  3. bs7280

    bs7280 Newbie

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    Yea the cyber police will fxxk you up if they catch you.
     
  4. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    It is indeed illegal but you are not likely to get sued for it. Your videos will at most get DMCA'd, and your accounts banned. You'd have to be reuploading epic amounts of video to even start to be worried about being sued.
     
  5. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    So nothing to worry about. Thank you for the answers!
     
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    Hahahahha, LOL!
    Ok, what's your channel? Haha!
     
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    Where you think ? xD
    Oppps I think I used some of yours, does your have 10 million views? :D
     
  8. reedcy

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    How would they even know who to sue if you buy accounts and proxies?
     
  9. sirgold

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    Very likely it is illegal (why shouldn't it, after all...) in any circumstance where a republishing license is not granted by the OP to a 3rd party by means of specific CC or similar loose rights.

    The good news is that with the amount of videos YT is dealing with every single second, it's probably pretty hard that a few small fish will get caught. As a rule of thumb, it's simply the way things work in most areas.

    Still I'm fairly confident that -given enough motivation and determination on the OP part- a legal case could be mounted against even a small "ripper" if the license the OP adopted doesn't allow republishing/broadcasting. So do it but be smart.
     
  10. Roparadise

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    How much does a republishing license usually cost?
     
  11. Adam Rock

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    It's illegal, they can send you a DMCA take down notice, if you don't take it down you receive a lawsuit then etc.


    if you are wondering how they know who you are:
    when you get the DMCA take down notice the video is down untilo you file a counter claim, in that counter claim you must out your real info or face united states law against putting false information on a legal document then youtube sends the info in the counter claim to the people who sent you the dmca notice and then they file a lawsuit against you.
     
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  12. KeyzDT

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    do you have any idea how expensive a copyright infringement lawsuit can be. chances are the people being sued wont meet the collectible level of cost it cost to sue them in the first place. :p
     
  13. Adam Rock

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    its only few hundred dollars, and keep in mind the suit could include monetary loses and court fees, so if you win the other guy has to pay monetary loss + court and legal fees.
     
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    "You ѕhall not download аnу Content unlеss уou ѕеe a "download" оr similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service fоr that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, оr оthеrwіsе exploit аnу Content for аny other purposes withоut the prior written consent оf YouTube оr the respective licensors of thе Content. YouTube аnd its licensors reserve all rights nоt expressly granted in аnd tо thе Service and the Content." http://www.youtube.com/static?gl=US&template=terms

    Copyrighted material is copyrighted material whethеr іt'ѕ оn youtube оr оn p2p, bоth arе illegal unlеss yоu have bееn authorised bу the owner to uѕe it.

    It's perfectly legal tо stream it becauѕе іt's hosted by youtube and thе content owners сan request to gеt іt remove or blocked in ѕome countries. Although аs іt is а form of advertising, nоt mаnу do.

    However thе risk when downloading iѕ much lіke p2p, ѕo mаny people download copyrighted (illegal) material but ѕo few people are caught ѕо еven though it'ѕ wrong, you рrobablу wоn't gо to jail fоr it.
     
  15. djlobo

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    they cant sue you on the internet if the damage is not more then 1200 euros, and even if it is more then that you most likely arent going to be sued unless you are constantly stealing copyrighted content from big companys.
     
  16. EmpireQuality

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    they (and anyone for that matter) can sue you for anything they want. its just a game, thats why its called a "court"

    it doesnt mean they will win the game but anyone can sue anyone for anything. i can sue youtube for terrorism if i want to, but it doesnt mean i will win. so to answer your question OP, yes you can easily be sued. the odds are that you wont be sued but its always a possibility.
     
  17. KeyzDT

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    your thinking small claims without a lawyer. a serious copyright infringement is way more expensive.
     
  18. Johnlittle

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    I can't even imagine the volume of ripping/reposting that someone would have to do before the material owner decided to actually initiate and follow through with legal proceedings. Aside from that, most companies in a financial position to pursue such proceedings aren't likely to; when large corporations sue private individuals, it just makes them look like assholes.
     
  19. JayyWizz

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    Thats why if you ever upload a good video always put a watermark on it. So if it does get re-uploaded its just gonna help you out.
     
  20. djlobo

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    You cant take international cases to the court unless the damage on your copyrighted content is higher then 1200 euros, (believe-me i know what im talking.) either that or you accept to pay ALL the court costs. (this includes but not limited to: flight, hotel costs, etc.)