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Re^2: I wish YouTube had not removed:

by Mutant (Priest)
on Mar 14, 2007 at 12:01 UTC ( #604788=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: I wish YouTube had not removed:
in thread I wish YouTube had not removed:

Interesting, but if you were YouTube, would you be worried about some guy complaining on his blog, or the billion dollar lawsuit from Viacom?

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Re^3: I wish YouTube had not removed:
by apotheon (Deacon) on Mar 18, 2007 at 20:38 UTC

    If I were running YouTube, I'd be interested in the suggestion that a fair use argument could be applied as an assumption of promotion rather than infringement. The key passage from that rant:

    I believe that such cases occupy far more of a gray area, in which the sharing of other people’s content, in small amounts for no profit, constitutes promotion of the content, and should be considered permissable until such time as the copyright holder objects, at which point it should be immediately removed with complete understanding that both parties acted in good faith.

    print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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