Auntie Slag wrote:Similarly with Robin Thicke and Blurred Lines taking a sample from Marvin Gaye.
Nah, that was a crock of shit - Farrell and Thicke were somehow successfully sued for taking Gaye's "sound" rather than anything atually tangible.
A lot of Youtube stuff is only caught by automated stuff; depending on how much policing a rights holder actually puts in place lots of video passes with a mirrored picture or a 5px border or filming the screen (people don't necessarily do this because they're lazy or dumb, but to keep the video up as long as possible) or even for some music stuff having a station ident in the corner of a video or whatever. There's a big, big variation in what's policed and what's not; some stuff even gets caught on upload. For a few examples on my "channel"
- All of the Ideon episodes have been flashed up as being owned by Sunrise animation, but only the start titles and/or bumpers as presumably the hardcoded fansubs throw the rest off; all I had to do was acknowledge it.
- I did have the the first few episodes of Gobots but that was taken down at the behest of Warners within days.
- The film White of the Eye sat there for a couple of years until Arrow put it out on BluRay and was removed.
- TF Zone has similarly been there years, possibly due to the fansubs, but a couple of unedited clips of the G1 cartoon have long gone.
With all of this I have some pretty severe restrictions on my account to the point where it's basically useless, which would be the risk for doing anything. In my case if there is anything I ever want to do I can just set up another of course, but for something like a podcast you'd want a solid home base.
But yeh... there's some stuff you can watch whole series of on Youtube despite it being out on DVD or big studio or whatever; other stuff you even put a five-second clip up you'll get canned. Generally if you're using copyrighted material you whack your video up and take your chances.