YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World's Is.

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    WRITTEN BY: Tom Scott
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

Yep, 42 minutes of video. This was a big project. Plus: I've got an all-new five-part original series called Money over on Nebula, which you can watch as a bundle with CuriosityStream! https://curiositystream.com/tomscott

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Ventus Pri
Ventus Pri

IT was a good VIDEO

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The GoldenKeyboard
The GoldenKeyboard

It would've been so ironic if this video got copyright claimed XD

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A\T Gordon
A\T Gordon

Thank you. That was a load of useful information and awesome opinions. But shouldn't you have been censoring the license plates of the cars?

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Joseph Catrambone
Joseph Catrambone

It's okay. This is your best video.

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André Teixeira
André Teixeira

@Hecking Bamboozled Too bad you know nothing about it and let your ideology blind the reason. If you are not afraid of changing or mind or noticing your way of thinking might be wrong, do a short reasearch about Index of Economic Freedom and Economic Freedom of the World.

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Sāfto Rangen
Sāfto Rangen

OH MY GOD THE RANT AT 15:12 I LIVE FOR THAT THANK YOU SO MUCH

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Ian Bailey
Ian Bailey

Mr, after that thumbnail, I expected this video to be entirely sung and danced. I am disappointed.

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The Immortal Sun-kun
The Immortal Sun-kun

I’d wager online videos of people playing games actually makes more people pay the games.

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The Immortal Sun-kun
The Immortal Sun-kun

13:23 quarantine be like

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The Immortal Sun-kun
The Immortal Sun-kun

10:53 Surely, you’re in the right if you remove the image, right?

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Jono Priestley
Jono Priestley

Tom's aside at 15:11 is straight fire

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OJD Creative
OJD Creative

Someone get ethan and hila talk about this video

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OJD Creative
OJD Creative

Plot twist this video was claimed for improper use of copy right

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texxstalker
texxstalker

Blockchain technology could be solve this problem among many others...

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Blue stacks
Blue stacks

I didn't expect to see mumbo jumbo

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NICEFINENEWROBOT
NICEFINENEWROBOT

Imagine Walther von der Vogelweide, Taliesyn or Haydn working under copyright law. The inspiration they got elsewhere would be restricted by some obscure claims "That is mine, you haven't the right to say, show, sing that." Copyright law is a crutch for those who think they can make a living out of a culture process by enchaining this process to ooze out some money. This kind of culture isn't worth an ear, a glimpse, or a penny. I should make a video with my motorcycle humming and sue all video creators who publish a video where I hear a motorcycle humming, because I OWN THE RIGHTS and they will have a hard time proving by sound technicians that their video is fair use. Now I'm going to change my avatar picture because I'M SCARED!!! What have we become!

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Jêpê ™
Jêpê ™

"YouTube's Copyright System Isn't Broken. The World is Is."

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Bruno602
Bruno602

Yaaay Jay foreman

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Armaan Farooqui
Armaan Farooqui

Will no one talk about Sam from Wendover.... we finally saw his face

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Hatiroth
Hatiroth

This is brilliant

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Abe
Abe

Maybe individuals shouldn't be [and they're not?] treated the same way as corporations?

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Arm0ry
Arm0ry

Or we need to maybe wrap our heads around and realise that the concept of owning an idea is entirely idiotic and arises from vanity and immaturity ("But this was MY IDEA AND YOU CAN'T HAVE IT")

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Che Li
Che Li

tom there are no living descendants of shakespeare right now

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Canmex
Canmex

TV takes a lot of stuff from youtube. I know for a fact, that CNN frequently plays youtubevideos of stuff that happens in the world. albeit i admit there might be an exception there.

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Gvhgn Jhg
Gvhgn Jhg

Change a song's lyrics to a criticism of the song, self-defending.

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Count Chocula
Count Chocula

When the communist revolution comes we can abolish copyright and just let people make what they want. Copyright is a byproduct of a system where people need money to survive and by changing that we could let anyone build off of anything they like. Also the suggestions here sound very reasonable and will do before the revolution.

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Bryanna Stander
Bryanna Stander

YT is broken, as is all copy right is broken from the start. If you exist, there fore you broke copy right.

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TakoomiFujiwara
TakoomiFujiwara

This advertisement for Tom's reaction channel is looking good. Waiting for him to start uploading.

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hen ko
hen ko

photographer taking a picture, and the picture is copyrighted.

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roktopus
roktopus

Thank you very much. This was very informative.

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Raymond Pavlov
Raymond Pavlov

9:55 no not really. Maybe for really big blockbusters. But for relatively low budget films (e.g. the kind of stuff that goes on Netflix) you can see production companies showing short 10 second YouTube clips without permission - I think LEMMiNO posted an example on his Twitter.

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hen ko
hen ko

and thus have copyright as well? Then one would not be legally allowed to show a video recording of their home. I hope I am wrong, because otherwise everyone is f*cked.

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Coconut219
Coconut219

My general rule of thumb is "If its considered fraud when I do it, then the large corporations should be prosecuted"

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Sir Mount
Sir Mount

Just don’t use other people’s ideas. Simple.

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The Great Amida
The Great Amida

Mumbo Jumbo's real name is Ollie?... You can't get more British than that, Christ!

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Electricity taster
Electricity taster

I present to you the solution to the copyright law: the pasteright law.

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Lil Realm Beats
Lil Realm Beats

4:26 top 10 anime betrayals

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Jonathan Downs
Jonathan Downs

Great video. It was so good that I clicked the thumbs up twice!

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Eian Anderson
Eian Anderson

I wish you would have talked about Disney's abuse of copyright law and how powerful they were in changing that law.

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Quinn Sobek
Quinn Sobek

Tom: talking about something very seriously and well thought out Me: is that Even Edinger’s room?

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rushedman
rushedman

11:58 I laughed harder than I should have

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Noah Naugler
Noah Naugler

I never bought superluminal either, not because of videos or anything though. I went to buy it, found it wasn't on Steam, and refused to get a credit card to buy it from epic Games. Sadly I guess I depend on services I've had others deal with before for me for my video game consumption. Unless of course it is in spite of Nintendo, I love AM2R and ROM hacks, regardless of legality

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OlPurpleBeard
OlPurpleBeard

Serious question: Are the architectural arches behind you in the ‘park’ shots afforded any similar protection? Where does it end?

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Cain Atkinson
Cain Atkinson

Was that Jay Foreman as the third lawyer? The one who said AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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1991
1991

Gets copyrighted.

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Da Kat
Da Kat

I think in the case of small vs big, big companies have far more resources and have higher standards to compete "fairly" with one another. And, almost a different role. With content creation and distribution becoming more accessible, you have a new kind of producer that often simply can't bring the resources and expertise to deal with large company business. Does that mean art should be exclusively for the experts and well established? IMO I don't think so. While I don't think someone should get to just do whatever they want, the system is only fair if you consider every party involved equal. but reality is more complicated than that

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Osvald Lindholm
Osvald Lindholm

I hope you answer to this, because I'm genuinely at most curious. If you're not allowed to show album art without criticising it. How is the copyright regarding the Pikachu toy in the background at 28:12 ?. Doesn't that infringe on copyright? And if it does, does that mean all things (or most) utilities/furnitures/items could be claimed as a designed item and thus have copyright as well? Then one would not be legally allowed to show a video recording of their home. I hope I am wrong, because otherwise everyone is f*cked.

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Bapple
Bapple

mumbo jumbo!!!

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zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy

just translated as lawful bribing). I hope that change will come if not for us then for our children.

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Jon Knight
Jon Knight

I want a fact/opinion switch in our office meeting rooms! :-)

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zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy

I have seen many of your video's this is by far the best one. You explain so well how the world deals with this problem now. Sadly the power of change is mostly in the hands

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nobody5050
nobody5050

I have gotten so many videos taken down by Nintendo. I don’t earn any money off of their game, I’m not stealing any revenue. Especially on games that are no longer being sold.

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fuzzy pilot
fuzzy pilot

Billion dollar company: makes a song Kid on YouTube: uses a song that made millons Billon dollar company: so you have chosen death

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Commandtechno
Commandtechno

Are quotes copyrightable?

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Vanessa Magick
Vanessa Magick

"Are quotes copyrightable?" © Commandtechno 2020, all rights reserve no infringement intended

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Michael Brookman
Michael Brookman

this was awesome viewing, thanks.

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René Verberkt
René Verberkt

Imagine if the wheel had been copyrighted, we'd all still be in the legal stoneage.

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Elliott Bork
Elliott Bork

Stock photos were great you should make a whole series about them

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reaktor55
reaktor55

is there a copyright infringement version of no homo?

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Anthony Lipke
Anthony Lipke

The lawyers and the big companies seem top have authored copy right law with little regard for people and culture. The original principal in the constitution was to encourage arts and sciences. I think its practice is more akin to its English origins in censorship and rent seeking.

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Austin Bosma
Austin Bosma

Dangerously funny is saving me $400 buy play animal crossing

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ScalyLayde
ScalyLayde

love the legal eagle cameo. Also, I realize neither of us are lawyers, but about streaming video games and it's impact on sales- there is an argument to make that it's beneficial. Someone might be more likely to shell out $60-$80 for a game if they know what they're getting. This is the reason some publishers allow free demos of their games in order to discourage piracy, which is logic tells me is more detrimental than youtube videos or free demos are.

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Cara Carissima
Cara Carissima

this is very useful

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01sanguinius
01sanguinius

the other problem with jukin was that they weren't always informing the owner of the rights and keeping the money for themselves.

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Danielle White
Danielle White

In the past, a lot of those silly videos made by kids were on VHS or audio cassette tapes, providing for them to escape detection. I used to be on the board of a tech non-profit in the US. We got one through some sort of licensing clearing-house about a web comic that was used on the site. It took us a long time to locate it in a PDF of a presentation that someone put online at some prior point (none of the board members dealing with the complaint had been involved when it was.) Pay it and move on was the answer.

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Gerd L. Plüü
Gerd L. Plüü

The world is indeed broken, but that doesn't automatically make Youtubes content ID system not broken.

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Felix FTV
Felix FTV

17:15 none is speaking about the diamonds picked up with a stone pickaxe?????

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Vanessa Magick
Vanessa Magick

That's iron.

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Leon Straathof
Leon Straathof

I have seen many of your video's this is by far the best one. You explain so well how the world deals with this problem now. Sadly the power of change is mostly in the hands of corporations who don't want any of these changes. Like always in these types of conflict only can be solved by politicians who do care less about lobbying (which in my book is just translated as lawful bribing). I hope that change will come if not for us then for our children.

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Paul Hembree
Paul Hembree

I think patents and copyright laws should last 100 years.

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This is gonna sound stupid, but
This is gonna sound stupid, but

GIF is pronounced with a hard G in every sense. Graphical is not pronounced Jiraffical.

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Kring
Kring

Perhaps creators should not have a right to decide how their works are used. My opinion about copyright law is that it should entirely disappear.

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The Dancing Geese
The Dancing Geese

Any body else see the Jay formen cameo?

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James Ducas
James Ducas

Excellent video as always, Tom.

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Nomecla Absorber
Nomecla Absorber

Tom you do not have the right to call hide the pain Harold part of the “nerdy underside of YouTube” when you make education videos

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drosera
drosera

i think more people need to think less about legality and more about morality.

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drosera
drosera

ayyy i commented like halfway, glad to see you mentioned this

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hopin8krzys
hopin8krzys

What a filthy commie propaganda What next, workers rigths? Absurd

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Not Me
Not Me

No one gonna talk about that small peepee car at 32:15 using his lights wrong? Or do I have the brain capacity of canned tuna? Maybe a combination of both

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Vanessa Magick
Vanessa Magick

He's probably about to turn right.

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Tim Hawthorn
Tim Hawthorn

Thanks for doing this. As you're one of the people who is inspiring me to start making videos, this is probably my biggest worry. I was considering a 'publish and be damned' approach, but you've caused me to revise that. My gut feeling is to stick with content I have created myself or that which is open sourced / creative commons. The tricky bit is finding images of archaeological artefacts which I can't just go and take myself

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The GoldenKeyboard
The GoldenKeyboard

Still waiting for episode 2 of tom reacts

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Hayabusa Ryuu
Hayabusa Ryuu

Legal vampire spoted!

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The GoldenKeyboard
The GoldenKeyboard

I like a good spote

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SwordBreaker925
SwordBreaker925

Video game streaming is absolutely fair use. If the law says that my own gameplay is copyright infringement, then the law is wrong. Everyone knows the copyright system is broken and designed to monetarily benefit big corporations, but there's nothing we can do because those companies can bribe politicians into not changing those laws.

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Hade Chxn
Hade Chxn

Dont know why but I genuinely expected a 42min single take.

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RK Beck
RK Beck

Big ups to Legal Eagle and his cameo here, good sense of humour.

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Exxag
Exxag

"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" I kinda expected Tom to scream AHHH back

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Martin Piggins
Martin Piggins

Haha, it good you can laugh at yourself, thanks for the outtakes 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

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nixeh32
nixeh32

Everyone should watch this, you're a legend Tom!

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First Name Last Name
First Name Last Name

Jay screaming in his cameo is very on brand

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Bennett Snyder
Bennett Snyder

In general this video gets a lot of things right but I do think that it lets YouTube off the hook in one major way: they should be going to bat for their creators to lobby for a better system. They're the only institution in this debate that has the clout to stand up to legacy rights-holders, and there should be pressure on them to use their resources to protect the people who make the content they make money off of.

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