Random Impertinent Question

Has Labour breached the copyright of TV3 with this video?

Now a quick check through YouTube's copyright tips and we can see several areas that Labour has breached the rules.

[quote]Emphasis added by WOBH

The most common reason we take down videos for copyright infringement is that they are direct copies of copyrighted content and the owners of the copyrighted content have alerted us that their content is being used without their permission. Once we become aware of an unauthorized use, we will remove the video promptly. That is the law.

Some examples of copyrighted content (although not all) are:

  • TV shows
    • Including sitcoms, sports broadcasts, news broadcasts, comedy shows, cartoons, dramas, etc.
    • Includes network and cable TV, pay-per-view and on-demand TV
  • Music videos, such as the ones you might find on music video channels
  • Videos of live concerts, even if you captured the video yourself
    • Even if you took the video yourself, the performer controls the right to use his/her image in a video, the songwriter owns the rights to the song being performed, and sometimes the venue prohibits filming without permission, so this video is likely to infringe somebody else's rights.
  • Movies and movie trailers
  • Commercials
  • Slide shows that include photos or images owned by somebody else[/quote]

Oh dear yet another law Labour has broken.


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