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Who owns copyright of video gameplay captures?

There are many videos on Youtube and it doesn't seem they are being removed, so one might conclude that they do not infringe copyright of the game publisher. But it could also be that for copyright ...
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How do UK pranksters “trollstation” get away with repeatedly impersonating police officers?

This video is one of many in which the YouTube prank posse known as "trollstation" impersonate police officers and run around the streets of London generally causing mischief. I always ...
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Can I make a sports compilation on Youtube using clips from various broadcasts?

I would like to create a "Top 10"-style compilation of clips from a sports event that I particularly enjoyed watching some weeks ago. Since there are literally thousands of content creators on ...
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Is Patty Mayo's Youtube content legal?

I've recently been watching a youtuber by the name of "Patty Mayo". He arrests people who fail bond payments or fail to appear in court. I've seen "Cops" before, but this guy doesn't blur faces and ...
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Is it illegal to download copyright videos for free?

I want to publish fan-made videos on YouTube that contain clips from movies and TV shows. No money will be gained for myself. Is the act of downloading those movies and TV episodes for free, editing ...
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Whistling copyrighted music on youtube

Without going into too much detail as to the why's and wherefore's of the question (I'll put it at the bottom, question first), I am curious about the copyright laws regarding whistling copyrighted ...
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License of a code resulting from following a Youtube tutorial

I was following this tutorial on YouTube - https://youtu.be/V_lAhqLXT9A where you download some starter files and then edit them according to the tutorial to make a website. I wonder what legal ...
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Right to personal data on youtube : what if account is banned

Since GDPR at least we have the right to access and get the data we generated on websites like Facebook or Google (our history, likes, almost everything). My question is : what happens if Facebook or ...
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Why do so many YouTube channels ask people if it's OK to show them in their videos?

My understanding is that it's not illegal to film people in public where there can be no reasonable expectation for privacy. However, if that's the case, why do so many channels on YouTube ask people ...
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Requested to remove YouTube embeds?

I used the YouTube API to play a series of videos hosted by one particular YouTube channel of national (US) prestige. About a month later, I received a letter from one of their attorneys requesting to ...
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YouTube Copyright

What could happen if I copy some content from an article on a website and narrate it on my YouTube channel with some modifications? What copyright issues would I be facing?
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Is downloading YouTube videos legal for personal use? [duplicate]

Hypothetical: I am learning a language at the moment and have found certain playlists very useful. I want to have them on the go and have written an application to download and manage downloaded ...
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Does microphone recording of audio content from YouTube violate terms of service?

I would like to study the audio patterns of certain recordings on YouTube for scientific purposes, but don't want to violate their terms of service or any laws. Can I: play a youtube track, record it ...
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Is it allowed to use a copyrighted music track on a video, but without integrating the audio into the video?

It's generally known that if you use a song to create a music video, you must have obtained a master use license to publish the track as a part of the music video, and also a synchronization license ...
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is creating an app/website/software which uses youtube-dl for videos download from YouTube legal?

I'm pretty sure that it won't be legal in some or the work way. However, I want to clarify my doubt about legal issues again. I read this article about it - is it legal to download youtube videos? ...
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What is the legal significance of stating that one does not own or claim rights in an uploaded youtube video?

I mean often you see uploaded videos containing content presumably copyrighted by 3rd party with the uploader stating: "I don't own any rights in this video" What effect does stating such have? Is ...
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Can a screenshot from a Youtube (standard license) video be used on Wikipedia?

Regarding images, Wikipedia requires either the approval of the owner or to have a license which allows free usage. Does the "Standard Youtube License" allow to use a screenshot or "frame capture" of ...
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Could Sargon of Akkad-related compensation claims damage/ruin Patreon?

In 2018, Patreon removed content creator Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) from their platform over violations of their terms of service by using racial and homophobic slurs. Recently, calls seem to ...
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Is ilegal use the index of a book as a guideline for make a few of youtube videos?

I want to know if is there any legal consequences if I use the contents of a book in order to make videos for youtube. For example, I want to make videos about Python Developer Language, and I use the ...
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Can others simply repost my Creative Commons YouTube video?

I posted a video on YouTube under the Creative Commons (CC) license. Some guy then simply reposts the entire video on his channel. I file a copyright complaint, asking YouTube to take it down. But ...
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Copyright law. Can I make youtube videos solving past exam questions? Can those videos be monetized?

There are past exam questions often freely available on exam sites, like SAT sites, BMAT sample papers, AP exam papers. Can I use these questions for YouTube videos to show how one would solve them?
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Fair use: is legality of use determined separately from legality of source?

Youtube and other content sites have extensive resources (Youtube Fair Use Guidelines) that describe the conditions for fair-use. However, these do not contain adequate treatments of legal content ...
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Is it legal to copy a design in a Youtube video?

I'm thinking about making a Youtube video in which I would model in 3D the design from a 2D game and 3D print it. Would I be allowed to do that, without having to ask the permission to the designer of ...
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Are ASMR Creators and Platforms that show Adverts liable for damaging the listener's health?

Over the last few years ASMR has become very popular. If you don't know what ASMR is, it's video/audio content (popular on Youtube and Twitch) where the host whispers or taps on the microphone, ...
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Does a YouTuber have any copyrights over a processed video

This is how YouTube works: A user records a video (user has copyright) The user then uploads the video to YouTube YouTube stores the file privately and processes it Processing basically records the ...
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Can you use someone else's idea in your own youtube video without citing it?

If I were to watch a video on how to do something on youtube, is it legal to post that same method in my own video? Say, for example, I saw a minecraft video on how to create something. Would I be ...
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On YouTube, is using services like Windows 10 and other applications being Copyrighted? [closed]

So I am starting out on YouTube and wondering about copyright. If I post a video on YouTube about fixing Windows 10 or Something to do with that, can that be copyrighted?
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How long can a musical quote be and what counts as such?

Recently I've found out that copyright owners are claiming profits of YouTube videos where allegedly their content is used. Specifically, this video was claimed to be a copyright infringement. I'm ...
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Is it a copyright infringement to publish a screen capture video of the editing of copyrighted material on Youtube?

My son has a lot of fun editing pictures of thoroughly tattooed celebrities in Photoshop, removing their tattoos, earrings, piercings, and whatnot. Recently, he started recording the editing process ...
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Can I make YouTube videos where I read parts of a book aloud

I'm learning languages and in my opinion, one way to improve my skills is to read books aloud. Making it a habit would help me with my vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, etc. I also think there ...
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Is Including a Watermark in Content a Form of Copyright Infringement?

About 10 years ago, I uploaded a video to Youtube that I presume was created with a presumably free video editor that left a Watermark in the video. I know a copyright claim being filed is unlikely, ...
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What is the deal with software copyright?

This is sort of a large range of questions but please explain. Also keep in mind that the only thing I will be doing is using software. I am wondering first about copyright in free software. If I make ...
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Can I mention the official Dungeons and Dragons campaign names on youtube?

We want to start a YouTube channel playing Dungeons and Dragons. Some of our DM's run official campaigns while other's homebrew. I know I can't use pictures and can use the SRD but can I use other ...
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Is it legal to download Youtube captions, perform some analytical tasks on them and then display the results on your own website?

There are many online services that analyze social media data and then display aggregate results. For instance the most frequent keywords in social media posts, etc. Is it legal to do something ...
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Are “Social Media Reacts”-videos on youtube legal?

A popular idea behind multiple youtube channels is to pick a certain topic (say, a tv-series) and then post the reactions that people have to that topic on social media, whether that be a post on ...
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Does YouTube legally need proactive takedown?

YouTube needs to figure out what to do about people posting copyright material. The actual solution they arrived at, after some negotiation with the media companies, includes programs that scan ...
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Is it legal to upload a non-monetized movie to YouTube?

My friend says that as long as you don't monetize/gain profit from the video, it is legal to upload it, but if the owner asks you to remove - you have to remove it. My stance on this is that whether ...
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Using Other People's Recipes In a Video?

I want to take other people's published recipes and then make a video out of them. So, say I find a recipe on some food blog or a different YouTube video, I want to take the recipe and record my own ...
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How can video creators on Youtube be fined under COPPA?

I understand why Youtube could be fined for COPPA violations, they collect data on all users, and some of them were kids. But this video asserts that the FTC could fine uploaders for mislabeling ...
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Legal issues in hiring an artist the create artwork for commercial use

I am thinking of hiring an overseas artist from Upwork to do the drawings for me. Just wondering if there any legal issues in me doing this and using the artwork in YouTube videos that may generate ...
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Uploading to YouTube from 3rd party website

We are planning on starting a website that gives uploaders a service for their videos. The users upload their video to the site, and the site is ranking their videos, letting them have a community ...
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Is it legal to post end credits of a movie to YouTube?

Is it legal to post "end credits" of a movie to YouTube? This video provides a straightforward example of both what end credits are, and the action in question. Obviously, it's a part of an original ...
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Copyright question: citing publications in Youtube videos

I have a question regarding “Fair Use” in Youtube videos that are monetized through Google Adsense. In particular, is one allowed to cite academic publications (books, articles, etc.) and refer to ...
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Why don't YouTube take legal actions on YouTube downloader sites/applications?

if they don't/won't do,then why does some youtube downloader apps thrown out of the PlayStore (Tubemate, Vidmate etc ..)? if they do, why there are plethora of web sites/apps doing still doing it?
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What are the legal actions that can be taken against me and my app for breaching the YouTube Terms and Conditions?

Suppose, I create an Android app that streams music/songs illegally by playing them in a YouTube player while hiding the player view, and also allows downloading the videos offline both of which are ...
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How is 'Caught in Providence' legal?

I watch Caught in Providence sometimes on YouTube (I understand it's also broadcast on TV in the US). I'm from the UK, where generally speaking filming in court is not allowed, and I find the setup ...
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Joking about sponsors

Can I joke about being sponsored, as long as I say it was a joke a few seconds after? In my YouTube video, I would like to make a joke about being sponsored by the web extension Honey (since everyone ...
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Any legal problem with Youtube embed link on React Native?

I'm building RN app with some youtube videos, its goal is serving sort of 'HowTo' videos for specific area. I'd like to show some youtube videos with 'react-native-webview', using youtube id. It's ...
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Trying to understand the ToS of YouTube when embedding videos in other monetized websites

I'm working on an idea pretty similar to the infinitelooper.com website but am having trouble fully understanding the terms of service of YouTube. Inifinitelooper was created way back in 2010 when ...
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If I transcribed a music piece that normally would not be allowed to be uploaded on youtube, would I be able to upload the sheet music? [duplicate]

I transcribed a piece of music onto sheet music using the original instruments from the song. The song would normally not be allowed on youtube due to copyright, however since I transcribed it myself ...