“HBO has Game of Thrones-spoilers YouTube with false copyright claims’

May

9

2016

HBO Entertainment Company has YouTube videos that contain spoilers for non-broadcast episodes of Game of Thrones site off through copyright claims. However, Some of the videos is no single image or sound intellectual property of HBO.

It is about the YouTube videos Frikidoctor , also known as the Spanish YouTube Spoilers Guy. He puts what he ‘predictions’ mentions of upcoming episodes of the popular series Game of Thrones, which is currently in its sixth season. Previously, he was just there for that it comes to spoilers, but in an attempt to avoid the copyright claims, he calls them now forecasts. This clearly has not worked. To date, his predictions proved to beating the details and Reddit let him know that he has an anonymous source at HBO.

HBO logo HBO responds by within a few hours after uploading the videos to file a copyright claim with YouTube. To protect themselves against accusations of complicity, YouTube has been automatically at such a claim the video in question offline, regardless of whether there is actually copyright infringement or not. An uploader can appeal against the tearing down of the video, but this process takes at least several weeks.

In the case of the videos from Frikidoctor it seems that these claims are false. He admits that some of his videos contain indeed protected images from teasers and trailers, but he says at the same time that some of his offline fetched videos contain merely sound and image of himself in which he talks about the upcoming episode. He gives them the biggest twists of the story of the episodes price in his own words. Similar discussions of the stories of copyrighted works are spread all over the internet, which strongly suggests that not all videos from Frikidoctor actually violate copyright HBO. If that is correct, it would mean that HBO makes abuse of copyright law and the DMCA to prevent premature Game of Thrones-spoilers. A false DMCA claim filing is prohibited.

Although HBO probably can not prove copyright infringement in the case of a simple discussion of an issue, it would be that Frikidoctor money earned with his videos. A few of his videos has at almost 60,000 views and most of his videos have been viewed more than 10,000 times. If the Spaniard earns money with the publication of the spoilers, this HBO shows may have another leg to stand on, but it is currently not clear.

YouTube large perform many YouTube creators for several months been campaigning against the copyright system on the website. With the cry “where’s the fair use? they are trying to draw attention to the fact that videos are taken on the basis of copyright while no actual copyright infringement taking place on YouTube more often offline. In some cases, it even comes to professionally produced videos that the claims by the makers losses of revenue. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki let all know that the YouTube team listens to feedback. In fact, YouTube has a special team set up to investigate false copyright claims.

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