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Copyright question.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jasgrey, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. jasgrey

    jasgrey Junior Member

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    When it comes to DMCA and the law, what constitutes as copyrighted? For example, if I post a video on YouTube or if I have a live webcast, could someone download the YouTube video or recorded the webcast and use it somewhere else?

    If the content hasn't actually been copyrighted, is it fair use to use it?
     
  2. JoeMongan

    JoeMongan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    By simply stating that the content is not to be shared you retain the right to order
    someone to remove the plagiarized content. If they copy your video and upload it to YT then
    report it. If you mail the webmaster and they do not remove the content file an abuse claim
    with their web hosting company.

    -RK
     
  3. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    In the US:

    When something is created the creator automatically is granted copyright, unless they work for someone else. Work created by workers is the property of their employers.

    However, unless you register the copyright, you cannot enforce it in court.

    It is still your property, and you can make requests regarding it for DCMA purposes, but to go to court you will need to have registered a copyright.

    Keep all your source material in case someone claims they created the work. If you have all the background research and a few drafts, no one can claim the work is theirs unless they can produce similar work materials.
     
  4. jasgrey

    jasgrey Junior Member

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    So if I don't actually copyright it, just put the DMCA standard text that says do not copy it, someone can steal it and other than sending a takedown notice there's not much else I could do, correct?

    Thank you both for the insight.
     
  5. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    There is certainly somethng to do, you could even take them to court and hope the source documents were enough.

    But if it were registered, there would be no contest, the court would decide in your favor, period.

    All you have to do is put this:

    © 2014 (the name of the copyright holder) all rights reserved, foreign and domestic.

    Here is a tidbit you may not know, a document you copyright can be any size. Gather up all the information on your websites, all the notes you want protected, all your poetry and images you own, put it all together, and register one copyright. As the owner you can use it however you wish.