Copyright question?

Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by John F, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    Alfer posted a link to a video that had the following text:

    Is this "legally" binding? I would guess it isn't?

  2. Alfer

    Alfer New Member


    Well then I'd bet we'd have to shut down past threads and avoid creating numerous future threads if we all had to avoid disclaimers on news/informationarticles/photo's that we post about daily here and on other forums.
  3. RickG

    RickG New Member

    I believe it is. I don't think something has to be registered to be copyrighted, it just has to be represented clearly as not being public domain.
  4. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    I don't think he was implying that you violated it, you didn't redistribute the work.
  5. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    So if any of us emailed the link only to a friend are we breaking the law...?

    Thinking about it, I don't see how offering a link to the original site to view the original video is violating anything.

    Now if I downloaded the video to a website I peronally owned I'd say yes, that is a violation....

    This thread is nothing more than a link to the original site..not a copy, not a seperate download, not a reproduction...
  6. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Agreed...I just posted other thoughts below.

  7. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Sure. It's the same as any copyright. No copywritten material may be used in ways not allowed by the owner without the owner's permission. This person is simply outlining uses he does not want his material put to, but in reality he did not have to list any of that since all copyrights carry those restrictions. Distributing a link to his material would not violate any copyrights, by the way, and he cannot restrict legitimate fair use of his material.
  8. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    I didn't mean to imply that anyone here was using it illegaly.

    So I couldn't use it for educational purposes? I couldn't use a portion in a satirical way?
  9. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    Thinking about it... I guess "legally" I couldn't. But I could use "Fair Use" as a defense (if I used it for educational purposes)?


    Sorry David, I missed the following in your post:
  10. John F

    John F Active Member War Zone Member

    My apologies for the ambiguity of my original post, but I guess I over analyzed the original quote. I thought that the quote was saying he had additional restrictions that would override fair use.
  11. cjd

    cjd New Member

    He's just pointing out what copyright means since people don't seem to have any concept of it.


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