I have never been 100% clear on the notion of copyright, especially within the realms of the internet. Having said that, I understand that if I were to put up on YouTube someone else’s movie, such as Hayao Miyazaki’s film “Howl’s Moving Castle” and call it “Magical Moving Memories” then yes, take it down and pull me in for copyright. What I don’t understand is how a video on YouTube can be taken down after someone unknowingly has copyrighted materials within it.
I attended a workshop where I learnt to make a short video, and was encouraged to incorporate my favourite song to make the the production more captivating. After all, every great video needs music right? But posting a video to a network or public website which incorporates copyrighted music for which you do not have written permission to use, is a violation.
So in other words I should have been encouraged – Don’t risk it for the biscuit… Or is using that phrase a copyright infringement?
- ‘Online Copyright Infringement: Recent Cases Worldwide And Legislative Responses | Davies Collison Cave’. 2010. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.
- Howl’s Moving Castle. Japan: Hayao Miyazaki, 2004.