|Elizabeth City, NC, 2021|
Ian Corzine does a tutorial on YouTube copyright practices, May 8.
The risks are multiple. Sometimes background music is copyrighted and just results in revenue being claimed by a rights holder. This happens with popular music whether corporate owners use the copyrights as cash cows.
But if you put copyrighted content together from different places, especially without transformative use or commentary, and build up a library (for views) you could suddenly face successive copyright strikes after some long period of no complaints, if a rights holder goes after people using certain content. People often do this (without adding their own original commentary or content) in order to get enough subscribers to monetize, and get “commercial viability.”
With three strikes, you’re out. YouTube terminates your channel. This sort of problem seems to happen a lot with gay soft core videos, which seem to disappear, and then someone else rips the content into their own stream and it comes back, sometimes with fuzzy video and material removed.
You could get sued by the rights holder, and with the CASE Act (where it appears that the Copyright Claims Office appears to intend to be ready Dec 27, 2021), you could find many small claims filed against you, I guess.
At 1:19:00 in the saved livestream, Corzine answers an important question about game sequences and copyright. It’s a bit different.
You will notice, when you upload a video, that at the end of processing the video YouTube does a copyright filter check. It says it will take 4 minutes but mine only take a few seconds because recently I have not used any music or other people's images. I will try uploading one of my own compositions soon to see what happens.