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Poster: Trashed_Tapes Date: Jan 24, 2009 2:41pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Video on the net, what do you think of this

After a complate by me to Godtube about haveing copyrighted videos on their site I was sent this.

"Hello,



Thanks for using GodTube! It has been brought to our attention that you are concerned about what you perceive to be potential copyright violations with the content on GodTube.



We appreciate your concern; however please be advised that, according to copyright law, it is lawful for video sharing sites to display any video, whether or not it bears marks from another originating broadcast unless and until the owner of the copyright to the material contacts us directly to request the removal of the content.



Thanks again for your concern, but be advised that GodTube operates in complete compliance with the law.



GodTube Community Care"

So what I want to know is there any truth to this.
Could I post the lastest big money movie to the archives and have it be legal only because the owner has not asked for it to be removed?
Could I file share Torchwood because the BBC has not asked me not to?

This is ment to be a real Q:, I know I come off like a smartass but it is needed info.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jan 27, 2009 1:47pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Video on the net, what do you think of this

Well, "lawful" vs "permissible within site's TOS" vs "sensible" can all be distinctly different things. What I get out of that message is that a Godtube employee won't go to jail just because one of their lusers pushed a Benjamin Button cam to the site.
This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2009-01-27 21:47:33

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Poster: jonc Date: Jan 28, 2009 2:14pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Video on the net, what do you think of this

Their premise would be along the lines of fencing stolen goods and saying, it's "lawful" until the original owner "contacts them directly" and asks to have the item returned.
This post was modified by jonc on 2009-01-28 22:14:54

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Poster: jonc Date: Jan 24, 2009 3:32pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Video on the net, what do you think of this

That's nonsense. It is most common for the owner of a film or work to notify the site to take it down, and it usually goes no further than that. If the movie companies were to find out that GodTube is abusing this, which it sounds like they are, they could hit GodTube with a lawsuit, as Viacom did against YouTube to the tune of $1 billion.

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Poster: drp2p Date: Jul 24, 2009 1:52am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Video on the net, what do you think of this

good...
too much religion as it is. Wait...godtube is porn, right?