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Legal and/or Copyright Question

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by CEPI, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. CEPI

    CEPI Power Member

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    Can anyone elaborate on the rules with regard to using clips of movies to upload to youtube?

    Specifically: I purchased a movie related to health & wellness, it's a great movie and I recently found out they have an affiliate program, so I wanted to edited the digital copy and use like 2 minute clips of the film and add a link to the official website to purchase.

    Are using clips of a movie to sell the exact same movie prohibited, or is it something that youtube will look down on? I am new to using youtube, so if this is an ignorant question I apologize.
     
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  2. Chris7up

    Chris7up Registered Member

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    If you are not the original owner then it is considered copyright material, however if you are able to get permission to use the footage from the original owner then you are okay.

    youtube(dot)com/t/copyright_what_is

    But, depending on the type of copyright content, YouTube won't pick up on it right away unless you send the video for review for monetization. Other then that, only when someone or the original owners find your video and then file a copyright claim on it, will YouTube actually remove the video.

    From what you have mentioned you probably can get away with it. Upload the video on a test YouTube account and see if it becomes claimed right away. If not, then like i said unless the original owners find it you should be okay. Either way since you do not own the content, there's always a risk of it being taken down.
     
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  3. CEPI

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    Thanks for the reply this helps quite a bit and makes sense. It's not a popular movie by any means, I doubt the owners ever even look for clips or copies of it. I recently check and saw that my blog has about 8 times more traffic than their official site, so maybe they should thank me for infringing! LOL
     
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    I've done it a few times with smaller productions, never had a problem. I promoted their affiliate programs with their clips, so they probably even liked the idea.
     
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    Could you get into legal trouble or do they just take the video down?

    I've seen this youtube channel that posts NBA highlights and puts a CPA offer on the bottom..."Free NBA jersey"

    The videos seem to stick at least from what I've seen.

    here is one: the youtube channel name is newnbacircle. you can also search for"
    [h=1]Miami Heat Vs Oklahoma City Thunder Highlights March 25, 2012"[/h]
    Can anybody just record footage from their TV? How likely are the legal risks?

    Thanks