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Showing posts with label Eric Joyce MP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eric Joyce MP. Show all posts

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Eric Joyce MP, YouTube clips, the BBC and copyright

A Youtube comments exchange -

ericjoyce1 to Moridura

I was thinking about taping BBC footage and editing it and then putting it in youtube.
Did you experience any copyright problems while you were doing that?

Moridura to ericjoyce1

None so far, Eric - as far as I know, most broadcasters regards this as clipping for the purposes of fair comment. The practice is widespread on YouTube, and any MP trying to halt it would deliver a golden apple to his or her critics, on the basis that they were suppressing fair comment, which I am sure is not the intention behind your query. If the BBC contacts me or youtube on this, I will of course respond, and abide by the law and the rules of YouTube. I may blog on this.