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How dangerous to upload stuff that you don't own on youtube?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by youtub, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. youtub

    youtub Junior Member

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    Does anybody here got any legal problem yet?

    Before you ask why I'm thinking about mass upload, but I really wanna know
     
  2. mickyfu

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    Well I once uploaded some copied videos and nearly lost both my arms, so I would say pretty dangerous.
     
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  3. youtub

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    haha... I know that lawsuits go mostly to big companies, but youtubers can be subject as well. Maybe if you keep with the mass upload you can annoy someone...
     
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    Depends on the person you're taking the video from. If they decided to report the video then chances are it will be taken down
     
  5. THUNDERELVI

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    If someone wants to report you, he/she won't even have the time to do it because your videos/accounts won't last more than 24 hours with a few random videos lasting max. a week. So go ahead and do it.
     
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    "Dangerous" :1:

    They will find you and will nuke your a$$....

    Come on man.. worst that can happen is that they will delete all your videos and ban your account. In that case get a new proxy and start again..
     
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  7. LoftPower

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    It could get your account banned or worse. I would not even think about doing it if I were you.
     
  8. tikkytring

    tikkytring Newbie

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    Im wondering if it would even be banned if you give credit to the author or if you add some original content to the video yourself. Maybe you would be safe in this cases
     
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    I have had genuine success doing this, there are 3 big (not huge) YouTube accounts that i actively take videos from and upload to my own account. I make sure to add all their social links and info to each video, i started doing this without permission obviously - but when i started to get serious views i went and contacted the original owners, and each one gave me their blessing. Obviously after seeing how much traffic and social engagement i was providing them with they wasn't thinking about reporting me.

    The 3 channels i take videos from all have a few things in common.

    They are of a political/news nature.
    The 3 channel owners are collectivists.
    They want what they say, heard by as many people as possible.

     
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  10. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    What worse can happen = your accounts will get banned!!

    Make sure you hide your ip using tor software or anything like that!

    Short answer "You Will Never Know, Unless You Try" ;)

    HONEY
     
  11. zzztaiwan123

    zzztaiwan123 Newbie

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    it depends on how you do it. look at the people who upload tv show clips or the entire episode by making sidebars to prevent in preview mode the entire image. i watch tons of shows that still havent been removed.
     
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    Hello Friends,

    If you have a specific question, you can check the list of questions below or send your question via the comments sections.
     
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    NinadG Newbie

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    Pretty sensible, this.
    Please accept my heartfelt thanks, this is indeed useful. Not many people were able to brain how to do this well.
     
  14. avilux

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    I've actually had legal issues sort of in the past. I created a bunch of vine accounts back in the day when it was popular, and a few of them are still around today, like Buzzvines. (Although I don't control them anymore) When my accounts exploded from a few thousand to suddenly 1 million views daily I got a lot of attention. I sort of.. got permission from vine creators. I asked if I could use their content for commercial purposes in exchange for giving them credit. Most said yes, some wanted very, very little cash so I of course agreed. Unfortunately shortly after companies bought rights of these vine creators and then their previous word didn't matter. They didn't sign contracts with me, nor could I ask them of that since I wasn't even old enough to be able to make them. I basically got threatening messages from companies that if I didn't take down videos and/or pay the companies A LOT, I'd get sued and all this. At this time I also got a lot of competition flagging my videos and pretty quickly things went downhill. I sold some of my stuff asap, others I milked till they got removed because I just started posting any vine content at that point. I didn't care anymore to whom it belonged to. Written permission doesn't mean crap if a company buys the people's rights. But hey, I'm all good. Never had to go to court. The people I sold the channels to knew some high profile businessmen so I'm not quite sure what deals they arranged, but they got to keep most of the channels up and running. Unless you go viral, I don't think you'll get any legal scares. And copyright strikes doesn't mean much either. You can start over no problem with a new channel. Youtube's not going to sue you unless you turned it all into a giant scandal. Small time, don't worry about it.
     
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