No, in fact that is the very thing you cannot do with a copyrighted photo. You cannot use it for your own profit. There are companies that go around threatening people with lawsuits for using other people's copyrighted images on their websites and blogs. Often it is a bluff but it is stressful...View More
Sony Pictures Network India issued a series of YouTube copyright strikes on my YouTube channel, leading to the channel being terminated. My videos contain plenty of NBA content, meaning that I do not own the rights to any of it, and Sony owns NBA broadcasting rights in India (and India only). Yet... View More
If you are not abiding by YouTube's TOU then they have the ability to shut you down. Also, I'm not sure whether you're correct in Sony's ownership of the NBA IP in the USA. It's possible they own other types of non-broadcasting rights in the NBA IP in the USA that would...View More
There is a game - Warframe - that I was wondering if I were to reverse engineer statistics from the game, would this fall under Fair Use as research and news? Or would the developers be able to legally charge me for copyright infringement?
The answer is, as it oft is in the law, maybe. First, let's clarify some terms. Only the state or federal government "charges" you and they do so with criminal laws. Everyone else is merely a witness to the crime, at most, which is legally committed against the state. That is why...View More
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