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Reaction Videos and copyright.How do they escape it ?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by khalid92, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. khalid92

    khalid92 Registered Member

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    Hello guys , How are you doing ? I hope you're doing well
    so as well have noticed by now , there are lots of YouTube who make tons of money by just watching videos and reacting to them. This sounds like the easiest job there is but one thing that I have never understood is that HOW DO THEY NOT GET FLAGGED FOR USING COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL ?
    in order to react you have to play the video and upload it.So how do they do that ?

    They say it is Google fair use copyright but do they have to get permission to do it or just use the video without getting a permission ?
     
  2. Paul Straham

    Paul Straham Newbie

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    Fair Use law is easily one of the most misunderstood laws in the US. It's a sort of patch that gives the courts more leeway because the laws governing copyright law couldn't keep up.

    From my understanding, if you are using the content for one of the purposes outlined in Fair Use law, you don't need prior consent from the rights holder. Granted, that doesn't prevent the rights holder from suing you.

    If you want to learn more about Fair Use, this is a good place to start: http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
     
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  3. FA925

    FA925 BANNED BANNED

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    Reaction videos are clearly fair use.
     
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    socialmediapro Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    Fair usage policy but they can still get a claim. Since there are serveral merits and demerits of that fair usage policy.
     
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    Phunky Regular Member

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  6. khalid92

    khalid92 Registered Member

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    yeah I underrstand So what is about taking permission ? do u have to ?
     
  7. khalid92

    khalid92 Registered Member

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    Could you please elaborate ? what are those merits and dimerits
     
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    Jason Bradbury Power Member

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    Lol cjsocool