Tell that to parents of a little girl who were sued just because a copyrighted song was heard in a home video of her dancing. It was just a non-profit video made for her grandmother, NON-PROFIT, and they sued her for it. What are they gonna do next? Copyright vital organs so that we have to pay $500 for every ounce of blood pumped by our hearts?
What I do on my YouTube account is harmless, and it's more like free advertising to Nintendo or Saban Entertainment, and they still block my videos in certain countries because of "copyright infringement". I never even said I was trying to sell THEIR products, nor have I INTENDED to do so, I was just being creative.
There are far worse offenses than copyright infringement. What happened to the police focusing on murderers and bank robbers?
A lot of us on the web are having trouble with a group called "Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society" ( and before you tell me that's just a general term, its not. its a group with the same name as the general term.
"It's NOT a full-on copyright claim - its a claim for performance royalties by some of the Collecting Rights Societies, PRS, ASCAP, SABAM etc...." and " they have claimed copyright on a videogame video. As far as I know, this group was not involved in the videogame's development.
They also claimed videos of people playing the piano and a not-so-known band playing their own music. What's more, they claimed one of Bach's classical music. And as far as I know, Bach's music is in the public domain according to the US copyright law."
This one I found the most interesting: "I honestly have no idea how these guys can make a match to FIVE of my videos. I produced them myself, and the only third-party content that maybe I might have belongs to WMG, and they're not saying anything about my videos. I know for certain that neither "CS" or some "Music Publishing Rights Collecting Agency" has any more rights to my video than I do."
We would all appreciate it if "Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society" would stop making false copyright claims on other people's work.
I just reread my comment... False copyright just the name of the group. In actuality, it will cover all things copyright. Like dragonlover81 and you were taking about. Stolen work and using work without permission; things like that. You can ignore the rest of the comment after the first line.
I got someone's gallery wiped once. He posted six photographs he found on the internet with nothing but the phrase "not mine" in the description and he was offering them as prints. He is lucky he wasn't banned, as would have happend at many similar sites.
At least he wrote "not mine". A photographer once took my photos, posted them in his postfolio (without renaming the original filenames!) and replaced the models name and of course pretended he shot them.
Hello and thanks for asking. Actually, my deviations are only available to DA members so linking to this one won't display anything. However, I give you the authorization to save it and publish it on your Facebook, but PLEASE write this in the description "Original image (c) jsmonzani.com. Reproduced with permission"