Would this be a copyright violation?
- October 19, 2006 @ 11:43ammike951 says:If I advertised a service that updated for website publishers a daily video feed on their site that used videos from YouTube, would this qualify as illegal "commercial use" or a copyright infringment?
For clarification, I don't want to sell the videos (which are already freely available on YouTube for embeding on websites), I would only like to sell the service of updating a video feed with videos from YouTube on a subscriber's site.
I do not believe this would be a legal activity.
- October 19, 2006 @ 3:17pmmike951 says:I kind of figured the same thing but...it never hurts to get a second opinion. :) Thanks.
- October 19, 2006 @ 6:45pmEarth says:Given his idea violates copyright violations, who would be legally held responsible? mike951, the creator of the application, or the website owner(s)? or would both?
- October 20, 2006 @ 6:43amwilliamsonl says:Any and all can be sued--it would be up to the courts to decide who would take the fall. If the website owner could prove that they were unaware that Mike was violating copyright law, they might be dismissed, but ignorance is usually no defense.
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