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Under the DMCA(United States Federal Law: Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and its Safe Harbor provisions, yes, Youtube is protected from copyright claims, provided they comply when they receive a notice. But....the DMCA that gives Youtube (and its parent company Google/Alphabet) this shield is US law, but Youtube does large amounts of business in other ...


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Should I ask for a contract, when asking for the money? The proper time to define or formalize a contract is not when asking for the money, but when agreeing what tasks are expected from you and how much you will charge therefor. That way both parties will be clear on what is expected from each other. And if a dispute is brought to court, the fact-finder ...


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It's illegal if the intent is to deceive. Under S50(1) of the Police Act 1996: Any person who with intent to deceive impersonates a member of a police force or special constable, or makes any statement or does any act calculated falsely to suggest that he is such a member or constable, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to ...


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No, a company cannot suspend your GDPR rights – contracts can't override the law. Your rights as a data subject apply as long as your personal data is being processed. However, there is no requirement in the GDPR that they fulfill your data subject rights through a self-service mechanism like a “download my data” button. They can require you to use another ...


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With respect to the Table of Contents - in the US: https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf What Is Not Protected by Copyright? Copyright does not protect • Ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, or discoveries • Works that are not fixed in a tangible form (such as a choreographic work that has not been notated or recorded ...


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This has some basis in law. You need permission from a person to commercially exploit their likeness especially in California, and a waiver is a way of staving off future lawsuit over right of publicity. YT has a privacy policy whereby a person who have been filmed can request removal of the video (see also this, because they don't explain the policy in a ...


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You may have issues if you take their content wholesale. Even if they freely distribute them, they still retain copyright. As such, they absolutely can claim copyright. Whether they will or not is another question. Your best bet around this is Fair Use doctrine. You can take a part of their work (e.g: a single question) and do your video based on how you ...


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The question that you need to answer is whether, when you embed, you "copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content". It seems that you have done that, i.e. you didn't just "watch". The next question is whether you have "prior written consent of YouTube". Youtube requires a license from ...


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"But he doesn't even sing!" If music only consisted of lyrics, you'd have a point. But you already said exactly how the infringement happened: playing the guitar. The content usage is clear: the video uses the song's melody, and therefore is infringing on copyright. It doesn't matter how long or little is played. Copyright infringement suits have been ...


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When you produce a creative work and fix it in a tangible medium, which you do if you make a video and post it to YouTube, it is automatically protected by copyright. There is nothing special you need to do to copyright it. Note that by posting it to YouTube, you are granting YouTube a very broad license to copy and distribute the video.


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The FTC has not been explicit about how their threat works, but it probably involves holding Youtube and channel-owners jointly liable. Already, Youtube has been held massively liable for child-directed content that they didn't create. Under COPPA regulations, a Web site or online service directed to children means a commercial Web site or online ...


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An "idea" is not copyrightable, though the video itself is. There's nothing legally stopping you seeing a video about a villager apartment, for example, and making your own "How to make a villager apartment block" video. That said, some people will consider it unethical- provoke Youtube drama at your own risk. However, there are some ...


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Depending on where you and they are in the world, it appears highly unprofessional for them to start things without a contract. They presumably own a piece of content, you work on it, surely they still want to hold all rights afterwards. If they don't insist on a written contract that should be a very bad sign.


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The short answer is, it's complicated. Now for the long answer: In principle, if portions of the software are being directly included in the video (e.g. the art assets of a video game), then this can give rise to liability as a derivative work. This is true regardless of the license, unless the software is in the public domain. In practice, allowing fans ...


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I know this is the law stack, but to backfill OP's understanding of the issue at large: Youtube also has business reasons. Having worked in content management in a very similar web platform, I can tell you two of them right off the bat. They don't want their platform flooded with crud. They want Youtube to be about original content like Blancolirio or ...


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Yes. Wizards of the Coast, publisher of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG and associated media, has a Fan Content Policy that covers the situation you describe. In short, the policy allows you to use Wizards' content to create your own works (including video streams of games) and share them with others, provided: You don't charge others for the works you ...


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