Thursday, December 3, 2009

silly youtubers, tricks are for lawyers

**not legal advice**

Since I'm studying and spending time on YouTube. I think it's funny how people will try to disclaim their copyrighted music and videos by writing I don't own this. This belongs to so and so. Dude, if you stole a computer and you still use it, saying "I don't own this computer," is NOT going to help your cause.

Things that I think sound better:
1) Stating that you have an authorized version of the song or video. An authorized version means you bought and paid for it, so you have a valid copy of it and therefore are not infringing someone's copyright.
2) Stating that you are doing this for fun and have not and will not make any profit off the video that you have uploaded.
3) If it's just music, then try to make a video that goes along with it so that you can say that you "transformed" the music and what you are displaying is YOUR own copyright(although that might be a derivative work--which will still get you in trouble).
4) Tell people to go buy the actual song or video. This will show that you are not trying to cut into the market and may just be putting up the song to help consumers listen to the whole song before they buy it.

**not legal advice**

1 comment:

  1. Hehehe... you need to reach this out to Youtubers. Make a video stating your points! They're great :) Now, back to fashion!