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Virtual Legality Episode 196

Is Copyright Broken? A Lawyer Responds to Tom Scott

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Is YouTube's copyright system fine, while the world's is...broken? That's what famous YouTuber Tom Scott has asserted in his latest, aptly titled: "YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is."

In our first response video in some time, we dive into Mr. Scott's claims on both legal and rhetorical levels:

What is the current state of intellectual property enforcement?

How does YouTube deal with the "muddy middle" of fair use and infringement?

What does Mr. Scott suggest needs to change?

And what do we have to say about all of that?

Because we (apparently) only respond to Scotts...in Virtual Legality.

#Copyright #DMCA #YouTube


Discussed in this episode:

"YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is."
YouTube Video - March 23, 2020 - Tom Scott
https://youtu.be/1Jwo5qc78QU

"Hey [Hoeg], the excellent [Tom Scott] did a lengthy video essay on copyright law."
Tweet - March 23, 2020 - Parallax Abstraction (@PXAbstraction)
https://twitter.com/PXAbstraction/status/1242179094093103104

"A Nintendo Nightmare: Copyright and "Dreams" (Virtual Legality #194)"
YouTube Video - March 21, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/tyneXcS72uI

"Sony Reportedly Pulls Mario Creation From Dreams After Nintendo Complaint"
IGN - March 21, 2020 - Joseph Knoop
https://www.ign.com/articles/sony-dreams-nintendo-mario-copyright-ip-intellectual-property-lawsuit

"Virtual Legality #53 - No, "Games as a Service" Isn't Fraud: A Response to Accursed Farms (Hoeg Law)"
YouTube Video - May 1, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/yndkAmqjs0o

"Virtual Legality - "Games as a Service" and Fraud: A Conversation with Ross Scott (Accursed Farms)"
YouTube Video - May 3, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/yt2ar78R28o

"Copyright Act of 1790"
WIkipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Act_of_1790

"History of copyright law of the United States"
Wikipedia Entry - "Major Amendments to Federal Copyright Law"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_copyright_law_of_the_United_States

"What is the history of corporations in America?"
Investopedia - Updated August 3, 2019
https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/041515/what-history-corporations-america.asp

"Exclusive rights in copyrighted works"
17 USC 106
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/106

"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107

"Authors, Attribution, and Integrity: Examining Moral Rights in the United States"
US Copyright Office Website
https://www.copyright.gov/policy/moralrights/

"Streaming, Copyright Infringement, and Fair Use (Virtual Legality #177)"
YouTube Video - February 19, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/vTjsKrC3tOE

"YouTube’s “MxR Plays”: Fair Use, Extortion, and the Muddy Middle of Copyright (VL155)"
YouTube Video - January 10, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/VtV_nYZT-mg

"Copyright Strikes for Explaining Copyright Law? (Virtual Legality #186)"
YouTube Video - March 5, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/kF2GMxChNkA

"Copyright Reform and the DMCA: A CASE Study (VL121)"
YouTube Video - October 23, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/j-WgBJwZm1k


"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:
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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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