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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Is it illegal to post DVD movies on YouTube?

Depends on who does the posting...

If the owner of the copyright of the movie posts the video, then it is legal.

For anyone else to post it, it is illegal...

There are many people that ignore the copyright rules because they want the views... these videos may get deleted by YouTube if the copyright owner makes a complaint... and the users may get deleted by YouTube if they get enough complaints against them...

However, since many of these copyrighted clips are uploaded every day, YouTube cannot completely delete them... and it requires a complaint to be files before they are removed...

So, depending on the copyright owner... they may allow the videos to remain if they think of it as free publicity and it could potentially make them money... but it all depends...

This is the reason why you stumble across videos which have a note that they have been deleted.

2 comments:

  1. What if i put a link to a movie in the description of the video is that illegal ?

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    1. Yes, unless you have received the copyright owner's permission to post the video.

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