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Does Jacking Music Videos Against the law?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by toa1, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. toa1

    toa1 Registered Member

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    Does downloading music videos and then watermark them and then reupload against the law?
     
  2. gogetta

    gogetta Power Member

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    It's copyright infringement, so yeah it's against the law, and against Youtube TOS , but most of the time if YT gets a complaint they just remove it. You don't really have to worry to much, the first time they just remove the video and not the whole account.

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    There are ways around copyright, like if you chop out pieces of the music video and use it in say a remix. The remix can contain lots of different videos but would have to in a way look like your own original work.
     
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  3. toa1

    toa1 Registered Member

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    ya currently i just watermarked people's music videos and upload it back up again. Hopefully i dont go to jail for doing this.
     
  4. pyronaut

    pyronaut Executive VIP

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    For my MP3 site i took photo slides and cut pieces of music around it and then made it into a video in camtasia.

    Uploaded to YT and been sitting there for a good 12 months now i think.
     
  5. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    Im sure it is "but thousands of ppl are doing it".
     
  6. gogetta

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    I wouldn't worry about going to jail over it.. YT just has to comply with the DMCA. They have been sued so many times it's not even funny.
     
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    add transitions and effects and shit to distort the video as much as possible.. make it go black and white for a few, slow n chop the music, make your own remix version basically.. youtube can detect audio and video very well...
     
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    tecn9e Newbie

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    Yeah videos are copyrighted. If you use it to use them to promote nothing bad will happen worse s is your video gets taken down.,
     
  9. toa1

    toa1 Registered Member

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    man this is super bad. I uploaded almost 400+ videos with my url watermarked onto the video but i only get like 2 clicks a day...