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Virtual Legality Episode 186

Copyright Strikes for Explaining Copyright Law?

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COPPA, DMCA, Copyright, Fair Use, Terms of Service - the list goes ever on as the landscape of legal questions surrounding YouTube and our modern age of digital sharing is ever-shifting and expanding.

Now, even lawyers and law schools have been forced to examine the present state of play, as presenters at a copyright infringement explanation seminar (of all things) have triggered the wrath of YouTube's Content ID algorithm.

What happened at NYU Law's Engelberg Center to give rise to the claim?

What was NYU's position on fair use?

Why did it not matter?

And how do robotic content identification, the ability for IP holders to escalate claims to copyright strikes, and the incentives present in the current DMCA all combine to create these untenable positions?

Even copyright lawyers can get stuck in YouTube's web...in Virtual Legality.

#Copyright #YouTube #DMCA


Discussed in this episode:

"Go read about a law school’s ridiculous battle over YouTube copyright strikes"
The Verge - March 5, 2020 - Adi Robertson
https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/5/21165108/youtube-nyu-law-school-engelberg-center-blurred-lines-music-copyright-video

"How Explaining Copyright Broke the YouTube Copyright System"
NYU Law - March 4, 2020
https://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/engelberg/news/2020-03-04-youtube-takedown

"Copyright counter notification basics"
YouTube Help
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2807684?hl=en

"Copyright strike basics"
YouTube Help
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2814000?hl=en

"Netflix: "Choose Your Own Adventure" is Too Generic to Live (Virtual Legality #185)"
YouTube Video - March 4, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/W3ZtxSpp2ig

"Copyright School"
YouTube Video/Application
https://www.youtube.com/copyright_school

"Limitations on liability relating to material online"
17 U.S. Code 512 (the "DMCA")
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/512


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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