Copyright and Fair Use are widely misunderstood. More specifically, the existence of things like "Let's Plays" and reaction streams causes deserved confusion (like MxR Plays/Jukin Media), especially for those trying to make a living in this strange ecosystem of YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, and the rest.
Join us as we dive into how copyright and infringement work in this specific set of cases, and how digital software licenses and the resulting state of potentially "permanent ambiguous infringement" creates more moral hazard than one might otherwise assume.
Fair Use isn't always "fair"...in Virtual Legality.
#Copyright #FairUse #Streaming
Discussed in this episode:
"Exclusive rights in copyrighted works"
17 USC 106
"Warning to anyone that intends to call out EA..."
Tweet - February 15, 2020 - @Kurt0411Fifa
"We've certainly talked about this in #VirtualLegality a great deal, but it's worth revisiting."
Tweet - February 17, 2020 - @Hoeg Law
Definition of "Largesse"
"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
"YouTube’s “MxR Plays”: Fair Use, Extortion, and the Muddy Middle of Copyright (VL155)"
YouTube Video - January 10, 2020 - Hoeg Law
""Persona 5 Scramble the Phantom Strikers" Announcement of Distribution Guidelines for Movies and Live Broadcasts"
Persona Channel (TRANSLATED)
"A Note on Persona 5 and Streaming"
Atlus Blog - April 4, 2017
"Persona 5 - Box Scan"
"Software Product License Agreement"
"Persona 5’s PS4 share features are disabled"
Polygon - March 29, 2017 - Julia Alexander
"An Update on Persona 5 and Streaming"
Atlus Blog - April 27, 2017
"ELECTRONIC ARTS USER AGREEMENT"
Updated July 18, 2019
"How to request permission to use EA content"
"MINECRAFT END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT"
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