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Virtual Legality Episode 231

Legal Myth Busting: No One (inc. Suzy Lu) Can Copyright Their Face

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The world of YouTube contains everything from your favorite lawyer's legal analysis to your favorite personality's...viewing of television episodes. But in many cases, the latter can run into just a bit of trouble with some of the law's more complicated concepts.

Join us as we dive into a discussion of your face (yes yours!), and why even YouTubers with subscriber numbers as significant as Suzy Lu's still don't own a copyright therein.

It's time to face the facts...in Virtual Legality.

#SuzyLu #Copyright #Authorship


Discussed in this episode:

"Suzy Lu, Copyright, and the Law's Problem with "Reactions" (VL223)"
YouTube Video - May 13, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/YqtNzodB-u4

"Suzy Lu Copyright Striking Channels "Her Face is Copyright"
Reddit Post - March 17, 2019
https://www.reddit.com/r/DeFranco/comments/b26gyc/suzy_lu_copyright_striking_channels_her_face_is/

"What Does Copyright Protect?"
US Copyright Office Webpage
https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html

"Subject matter of copyright: In general"
17 USC 102
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/102

"The Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices: Chapter 300"
https://www.copyright.gov/comp3/chap300/ch300-copyrightable-authorship.pdf

California Code, Civil Code - CIV § 3344
(Rights of Publicity)
https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/civil-code/civ-sect-3344.html

"California Right of Publicity Law"
Digital Media Law Project
https://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/california-right-publicity-law

"Laws v. Sony Music Entertainment, Inc."
294 F. Supp 2d 1160 (C.D. Cal. 2003)
https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp2/294/1160/2570895/

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

"Copyright Infringement Notification Requirements"
YouTube Help Page
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6005900


"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).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

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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