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Virtual Legality Episode 234

Guinness Sets a World Record...for Ludicrous Content ID Claims

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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)
https://twitter.com/IndieGamerChick/status/1264901234386808833

"Interested to hear [Hoeg Law's] thoughts on this."
Tweet - May 25, 2020 - Carlo (Clownz) (@Italianclownz)
https://twitter.com/Italianclownz/status/1264902070450225152

"Guinness is Falsely Copyright Claiming Hundreds of Speedrunning Videos!"
YouTube Video - May 25, 2020 - Karl Jobst
https://youtu.be/mXughXH7YTc

"Our history"
Guinness Book of World Records Webpage
https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/about-us/our-history

"How Content ID works"
YouTube Help Page
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2797370

"Using Content ID"
YouTube Help Page
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3244015?hl=en

"US Copyright Office: "The DMCA? It's Too Tough...On Sony/Disney" (VL233)"
YouTube Video - May 24, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/20FmZXvKExU

"Section 512 of title 17: A Report of the Register of Copyrights"
May 2020
https://www.copyright.gov/policy/section512/section-512-full-report.pdf

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

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


"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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