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Will I get in trouble if I watermark videos which are not mine ?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by thetraveller, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    Companies can take action against me if i reup their vids on yutube with my watermark ? Like review videos made by magazines or large corporations..

    Waiting for your advice / experience, thanks!
     
  2. fatjack'sblackhat

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    I can't even find out how to watermark video's on youtube, but I'd damn sure like to know how lol.. I do some more googleing to find out and post back
     
  3. blackheader

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    @ fatjack´sblackhat.. you don´t even need to google for that.. ;-) BHW is even better, have a look here:


    @ the traveler: of course you could get into trouble by uploading content which is not yours. By adding a watermark you would not only distribute and transmit copyrighted-material, but you also would make a modification/adaptation of the content, which is even worse.
    [It´s also problematic to re-upload a video since downloading a video from youtube is not even allowed, ToS...].

    So if you do so, a company could take action against you. But would/could for example a big record-label (whose content is uploaded on youtube thousand/million times) go to court for every of those copyright-infractions? I don´t know.. maybe ;-)

    Have a look here in the forum. Most companys claim their ownership of the content and the video gets deleted by youtube / the account gets banned.
     
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    zverr Regular Member

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    The only trouble you could get into is losing your youtube account.
     
  5. Fwiffo

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    This can go either way.

    You could the video remove / get sued, or you could file a dmca (digial millenium copyright act) claim that the person with the original video is violating your copyright (as you have a watermark on your video) and ask to get their video removed :)
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    HAHA, this is good joke.. I hope it will only delete the vid or ban the account..
     
  7. kilroy

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    I am always amused to see how US people are convinced their local laws (DMCA) applied abroad. One guy already threated me to report a dispute we had to the BBB. As an European, I even didn't know what BBB was, maybe a sort of cookie :hahaha:
     
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    As a non-European and non-American, I am always amused to see how people think that anyone quoting US laws must be American :)

    As long as the company hosting or indexing the information is US based (ie YouTube, Google, Yahoo, etc.), it's my understanding that DMCA can apply.

    If you have the time, probably the most effective tool for trying to remove your content that's been scraped and reposted somewhere else from Google's index or for the above method :)
     
  9. Peter Shaw

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    But if yours has the watermark on it, then how would they have the video with no watermark on it? :p

    (Without deleting a corner of the video etc.)
     
  10. blackheader

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    :D

    he wants to add a watermark to one of their videos and upload it again!
     
  11. topsytips

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    To reiterate what Blackheader has said above, YES of course companies can take action if copyright has been infringed. Whether they will have the inclination to bother with small fry is a different matter!!

    Your videos will be removed if a copyright claim is issued and/or your account may be banned. It's not a great idea to claim someone else's work as your own, especially if they are a large corporation.

    If you are intent on doing this, then I would add a slide at the beginning/end with your details on BUT, in small print, make it clear who owns the copyright. This won't absolve you of any blame but at least you're not trying to claim the video as your own material.