Say a piece of software was aquired, and used, completely illegally, like a license key was hacked online or something, and many other products (say, for example, videos) were made with this illegal product. Are all of those products now also illegal?

For example, if they are videos, would they legally have to be removed from YouTube, since they were made in an illegal way? Why or why not?

  • Since the software maker likely doesn't care about your YouTube video, what about a different case: You created a recording using an illegal copy of some software, and your recording becomes a hit record producing a million dollar profits. Now the software maker found out. What happens next?
    – gnasher729
    Apr 6 '20 at 8:52
  • @gnasher729 ok thats also a good example, but theoretically if they chose to enforce it, even a minor video could [or could not] be considered illegal
    – bluejayke
    Apr 6 '20 at 23:54
  • YouTube (or any other platform) could remove them or not, according to its own policies, whether the works are legal or are not.
    – Brandin
    Apr 7 '20 at 11:00
  • @Brandin whether the works are legal or not? What do you mean?
    – bluejayke
    Apr 7 '20 at 11:01
  • I mean YouTube (or any other platform) does not need to give some kind of legal justification for removing your video. If they decide to remove it, they will just remove it and cite a policy (term of service) to justify their decision.
    – Brandin
    Apr 7 '20 at 11:02

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