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About Video Formats and prevention of download of videos

If you don't want your stuff to be stolen, don't put it on the internet People need to be able to watch your video on their computers. For that purpose, it needs to be downloaded to their computers. ...
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What it means "a royalty free alternative" to video/audio (WebM format)

It's a quite complex topic, but yes, when dealing with non-royalty-free technologies you are in some cases required to pay royalties to the patent holders, depending on your usage. This usually ...
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Using a creative commons image in a video

Is such video a derivate work of the images? Yes. If the answer is yes, then how one could include images in a video without making it a derivate work? You can't. At least not if the images are ...
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Can I use unlicensed music in a birthday video and take money for my editing work?

I am not a lawyer and it may depend on where you are located, but generally speaking, even if you weren't being paid, this is technically a violation of copyright that you could be sued over. It is ...
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Who owns the RAW video, audio and photo footage in case the client does not pay the agreed price?

Copyright law here says that the person who shoots the footage owns the footage. The only way to change this is if you sign a work for hire contract which says that the production company owns the ...
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If an image under a CC-SA license gets used in video - must video be CC-SA?

Yes, that's the core condition of the CC-ShareAlike license. Any derivative or work that contains the image has to be distributed under the same license for the entire video. Even if you create a long ...
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Monetizing YouTube Channel with Videos Containing CC-Licensed Content

No, one offending video won't taint your entire channel. At my workplace, sometimes the youtube algorithms will mistakenly flag some music to which we own the rights as copyright protected. When ...
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Please tell me if i can use this song and it's title in my promotional film?

For this, you'll really need to see a lawyer to determine if the original re-mix has sufficient rights to the song to place their remix under Creative Commons in the first place. If they do, then ...
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If an image under a CC-SA license gets used in video - must video be CC-SA?

It really depends on whether your video constitutes a collective work or a derivative work. The legal deed for the CC-BY-SA licence makes this distinction: * "Collective Work" means a work, such ...
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Is it ok to edit a public domain speech?

Public domain material isn't subject to any restrictions -- legally you can do anything you like with it. It would be respectful (but not required) to honor the intent of the material and not distort ...
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License for using background music in my video?

Having licensed music for videos I've produced; from having custom tracks re-recorded by one of Audio Jungles top artists (1 Million in Sales); to one hit wonders who had radio airplay; to even Katy ...
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News media copyright?

In the US, fair use, the doctrine of copyright law that permits limited use of copyrighted material without needing to obtain permission first, is measured by four criteria. It doesn't matter whether ...
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Will a Youtube video with clips from a copyright protected anime website (AnimeID) be taken down even if I give credit in the video and description?

It's a strange case. In court, you would win because you're using the footage under the "fair use" regulations. However, many videos still get claimed wrongfully. You can request a manual review, and ...
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Will a Youtube video with clips from a copyright protected anime website (AnimeID) be taken down even if I give credit in the video and description?

An algorithm decides that. It can go both directions. The system is not smart enough to correctly decide if your video meets the cirteria for fair use/citation. In case of a wrong decision you can ...
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What it means "a royalty free alternative" to video/audio (WebM format)

It's worth noting in addition to @mcont's excellent answer, royalties for h.264 (the most popular encoder on the internet) are only applicable if you are charging viewers to watch, and then only when ...
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What are the chances to get copyright claim because of using a song in a youtube video?

It's hard to say. In my experience, copyright analysis is near real time, and my experience has been that the algorithm identifies and blocks copyrighted material in minutes. No one needs to contact ...
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Is one able to "override" the terms of the Youtube Standard Licence with a slightly stricter Creative Commons than is allowed by the interface?

Don't do it As @Mulvya mentioned, it is not a good idea to attempt to 'overwrite' the CC licence set in the video settings by putting a disclaimer in your video or video description. Apart from the ...
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How are idents like these made?

Yes, they need permission. However, the permission to use the characters in image and other promotional material is likely included in the international distribution or syndication agreement. It ...
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Royalty Free Videos?

As of now, the Internet Archive has 2.1 million videos on the Moving Image Archive catalog. DESCRIPTION Download or listen to free movies, films, and videos This library contains digital movies ...
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Royalty Free Videos?

Browse the Creative Commons repository on Vimeo for a start. Except for the two non-commercial categories, videos from the other categories can be used for a credit, at most. Here’s where you can ...
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fair use of copyrighted footage in language learning context

First let's cover the Norway Part... Just because you are in Norway doesn't give you protection. In 2007 Norway signed the TRIPS agreement which is comprehensive multilateral agreement on ...
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fair use of copyrighted footage in language learning context

According to this site, Norway does allow exceptions to author's rights for educational purposes, but it does not expand on what said requirements are. You should probably talk to a lawyer in your ...
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How to add meta data to a video file

Googling for "mp4 metadata editor" brings up lots of candidates. Many of these will search online databases for tagging DVD movie rips, a feature I don't think you're looking for, but they also let ...
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Is it ok to edit a public domain speech?

Something is only properly called "public domain" if the copyright has expired, and there aren't any patents or trademarks applicable either. Many old books are now in the public domain, so ...
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Fair use of short clips from movie that I bought

IANAL, but I'd guess that if you have to circumvent any DRM just to copy clips of the movie (which you probably do), then it's probably not OK. Try taking a screenshot of the movie playing in iTunes (...
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If an image under a CC-SA license gets used in video - must video be CC-SA?

No you do not. While in all practicality the answer is Yes; but there is a very important assumption that many people are making. The condition of CC-SA licence is that if you distribute the ...
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Do actors have rights over the footage?

Actors certainly have no rights to the footage itself, without other agreement, that would belong to the cameraman shooting the footage, however, just because they don't have claim to the footage ...
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Does music under CC-SA license require the same license for video?

From the by-sa legal terminology: Section 1 – Definitions. Adapted Material means material subject to Copyright and Similar Rights that is derived from or based upon the Licensed Material and ...
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What are some free (or cheap) options for hosting home videos that have copyright music in them?

Vimeo seems to be more supportive of Fair Use. My video is private. It's a non-commercial home movie.
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What are some free (or cheap) options for hosting home videos that have copyright music in them?

On youtube, I would just contest the copyright holders. For it to be fair use you need to be able to ask these 4 questions (not all 4 need to be good to be fair use): 1. What are you doing with the ...
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