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How Long Can "Fair Use" Video Be?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Nigel Farage, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    I had a short piece of copyright video removed from YouTube because it was owned by some major motion picture company. It was less than 15 seconds long.

    My understanding of copyright law is that copyright material can sometimes be considered to be "Fair Use" (whatever that means) and allowed to be used by someone other than the copyright owner.

    Is this true? Is there some appeal? What are the rules here? If the movie clip was only 3 seconds long, would it still be prohibited?
     
  2. Radog

    Radog Registered Member

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    Youtube rules by a dictatorship with their flawed terms of service. Their understanding of copyright law is flawed and laughable at best. You can monetize videos with commercial intent, so long as you state fair use clear and specific. Soon as someone complains about the video, they cave like the little brain washed college kids that regurgitate the familiar line "you can't make money with it, if you don't own the rights to it".

    Under the youtube system, anyone can claim copyright infringement. They hide your video and then you have to show proof that you have the legal right to use it. A fair use claim can still be used again to put the video back on display, (it is a small chance at best). The information you send to this youtube claim form, is revealed to the anonymous party who complained to youtube about the video... sooo watch out how much info you give to them. Also youtube violates privacy rights by releasing your personal information without permission or consent to any anonymous third party that does not have a court order, when they reveal this counter statement claim to the complainer.

    If you are involved with a youtube network. Don't use anything unless you can provide the copy of the license agreement along with any emails/chat logs with the content owners/content company that gave you permission. Networks are even more scared then youtube. Soon as you use copywritten material, you loose your contract when they find out about it. There are exceptions to what copyright content you can use, that is up to the network you are involved with.
     
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  3. tangento

    tangento Junior Member

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    Fair use doesn't exist anymore on youtube even if you give credit they'll say you don't have a right to use it without permission even a 15 sec clip
     
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