Guinness, keeper of world records, may just have set another one...for terrible copyright claims.
What did Guinness claim from Super Mario Bros. speed runner Kosmic?
How did their own process make it possible?
How do systems like YouTube's content ID provide a separate but similar function to the law's DMCA (DMCA+)?
What can mistakes like this mean in light of the US Copyright Office's recent report, especially when dealing with issues much more ambiguoulsy defined (like fair use)?
Yup, some rightsholders did try to explain that bots were "human" because their code was written by humans...in Virtual Legality.
#Guinness #DMCA #ContentID
Discussed in this episode:
"Okay, this is just madness along the lines of Sony taking down every single video..."
Tweet - May 25, 2020 - Indie Gamer Chick (@IndieGamerChick)
"Interested to hear [Hoeg Law's] thoughts on this."
Tweet - May 25, 2020 - Carlo (Clownz) (@Italianclownz)
"Guinness is Falsely Copyright Claiming Hundreds of Speedrunning Videos!"
YouTube Video - May 25, 2020 - Karl Jobst
Guinness Book of World Records Webpage
"How Content ID works"
YouTube Help Page
"Using Content ID"
YouTube Help Page
"US Copyright Office: "The DMCA? It's Too Tough...On Sony/Disney" (VL233)"
YouTube Video - May 24, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Section 512 of title 17: A Report of the Register of Copyrights"
"Limitations on liability relating to material online"
17 USC 512 (DMCA)
"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
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