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DMCA on embedded videos?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Aspirin, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Aspirin

    Aspirin Newbie

    Sep 4, 2011
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    Is this for real? How can this be. So all those videos being embedded from YouTube, Dailymotin, MetaCafe etc. can get you in troubles? http://www.citmedialaw.org/blog/2007/sam-bayard/embedded-video-and-copyright-infringement

    I'm trying to launch a funny video site, basically embedding videos from all the main sites...should I be concerned? :confused:
  2. MassiveServers

    MassiveServers Newbie

    Jun 10, 2012
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    Read this: citmedialaw.org/blog/2007/sam-bayard/embedded-video-and-copyright-infringement
    Generally, the courts have stated that the embed code is a link and does not create or store a copy on your server and is NOT a copyright violation
    BUT... If the link you embed to your site is in itself a violation of a copyright, you may be required to take it down and also may be considered guilty of copyright violation too.
    So in short, legal content... embed and its legal, not legal/copyright violated content... do not embed. (home made youtube video...OK, Youtube clip of a movie, not ok!)