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YouTube 4 You by Michael Miller

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11. Who Owns What: Legal Issues with YouTube Videos

YouTube is a video sharing site, to which users can upload virtually any type of video. As you can imagine, this causes more than a few problems, as some users are apt to upload videos that aren't their own—that is, copyrighted videos copied from another source. And sometimes that other source objects to their videos being shared on YouTube in this fashion. When this happens, problems ensue.

Dealing with Copyright Infringement Issues

Here's the deal. You can upload just about any video to YouTube—everything from amateur home movies to clips you've recorded from TV to movies you've ripped from commercial DVDs. But just because you can upload the video doesn't mean that you have the right to do ...

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