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Any way to prevent copyright infringement?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Lawlerskates, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Lawlerskates

    Lawlerskates Junior Member

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    Let's just say I uploaded a video about a week ago and it has netted me $2,000 since then. The video, just this second, was taken down for copright infringement. My video has absolutely no more copyright infringement than any other video related to mine - they just so happen to choose to delete mine. There's nothing else I can do except re-upload the video underneath a different account and hope I don't get banned - since my primary account has two strikes. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening again?

    I don't want to give away what I'm doing but here's a hint: it contains videogame footage from a popular upcoming videogame. It doesn't contain any actual gameplay, just the game's menu. The rest of the video is my desktop.
     
  2. Lawlerskates

    Lawlerskates Junior Member

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    Thanks, I'm working on it now. It kind of sucks because I had a good thing going though, with 10,000+ views per day. It's hard to regain that type of momentum now. I wish I could claim Fair Use but apparently if I open a dispute, it enables the company claiming copyright infringement to pursue me legally.
     
  3. nodoubtgq79

    nodoubtgq79 Junior Member

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    what video network did you use to make the 2k? youtube, vimeo, etc?

    1. find out where the traffic is coming from
    2. if it's coming from google search then pick a less competitive term
    you could be ranking on page 1 for the video game name and the company is probably flagging you

    i really doubt it's a competitor
    usually big companies require the person reporting you to PROVE that they are the original owner
     
  4. Remington

    Remington Regular Member

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    Don't know about YouTube, but in terms of copyright law (US, at least):

    Only if it really IS a fair use. But you still may have to litigate it if the copyright holder doesn't agree with your claim. Otherwise everybody would just claim "fair use" for everything.
     
  5. dracula304

    dracula304 Registered Member

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    if your competitors flagged your video, you got the message like :"This video has been remove due to violate our Term of Service". Otherwise, if you got something like that: "This video has no longer available due to copyright claim from xxxx", it means the game's company did.