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

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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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999K views
999K views

Every single year

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Chris Elliott
Chris Elliott

Great video, but a keen eye also noticed the F**s*t Court front door. Which lead me to spending half my time pondering if it was a door that happened to work for the video or if you’ve shared private information by mistake? 🤷‍♂️😁

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Jimothy Turtle
Jimothy Turtle

Hiya, just FYI, it's actually pronounced, 'Norse Korea' 😉❤️

3 dögum síðan
Jimothy Turtle
Jimothy Turtle

Hiya, just FYI, it's actually pronounced, 'Norse Korea' 😉❤️

3 dögum síðan
Jimothy Turtle
Jimothy Turtle

@Ivan Nava Hiya, just FYI, it's actually pronounced, 'Norse Korea' 😉❤️

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Vanoss Blackheart
Vanoss Blackheart

Honestly I feel like someone working in youtube saw this video and was like: ok that’s the video, flag it and recommend it to everyone you can !

17 mínútum síðan
malakai713
malakai713

42 minutes flew by. Great job as always, Tom

19 mínútum síðan
Son Of Satan
Son Of Satan

It annoys me that whenever anyone defends their copyright, the entire Internet decides they are the bad guy.

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Classy Squid
Classy Squid

Top ten epic joker bad boy quotes

35 mínútum síðan
TeamUSA
TeamUSA

There's only one problem with this, These music companies are even claiming copyright on music that is wholly original by an independent artist. That has used no samples whatsoever. They even copyright claim music that is just being hummed a few bars in a video. There is lots of examples of music that falls under legal fair use that they are able to claim. The system IS FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN. There are no protections for the creators whatsoever.

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ThePhoenix999
ThePhoenix999

Just throwing this out there Disney and there push for the extension on copyright.

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cedarstuff
cedarstuff

"I want someone to lose their copyright sooner, so I can be more creative." Sounds a bit entitled there, whipper snapper.

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TheRandomYoYo
TheRandomYoYo

Okay, Tom. I have a quick question. I am currently paused at 18:48 . Couldn't people get away buy saying they like the composition of everything they use just to make sure it's under criticism? I don't know much about law so I am really curious about this and the implications.

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Don't Look At My Profile Picture
Don't Look At My Profile Picture

"nerdy underbelly of the Internet" Never before have I been so offended by something I wholeheartedly agree with.

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outside tesseract
outside tesseract

in a world without money, there exists no copyright

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DjMaffi
DjMaffi

I can summarise 42 minutes in a few words: It's about money, and expecially how corporations can use their money to bend the law whichever way they want Either way brilliant video

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cameron mair
cameron mair

I feel that the idea situation would be to have copyright apply for 50 years or until death, whichever comes last. that way people are owners of their work for their whole life while also keeping their family covered should they have an untimely death.

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unknown variable
unknown variable

internet historian's gonna have fun here

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Callum Disney
Callum Disney

I think that it should be the copyright owner that is able to decide what happens to the copyright for their work after they die, and then they write it in their will. They can say if they want it to go into public domain or if they want the copyright to be owned by a different person or if they want it to last in their or their family’s name for a certain amount of time.

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bladd nun
bladd nun

22:59 Not sure if I should upload a video about the use of a flogger in the bedroom...

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Expandedsky
Expandedsky

I thought this is what water marks on stock photos were four

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Temp Temp
Temp Temp

How much did you need to pay pewdipie to appear in the vid and why is his chair blue? :/

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Adrian Barbuio
Adrian Barbuio

How would a single youtuber, starting out, have the money to sue some large production company? Even if they tried, they would lose.

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Abdelrahman Hashad
Abdelrahman Hashad

28:25 dude just escaped quarantine

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clay allen
clay allen

The court you are describing in the UK sounds like arbitration. Mediation doesn’t require a ruling or a decision it can stop at any point, unless court ordered. Arbitration requires a neutral fact-finder making a judgement that is legally binding.

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Nozza
Nozza

This was excellent and really informative. I've learned a lot today. I would agree with you that 20 years would be best, but 50 is a more realistic compromise. You make some excellent arguments, and I side with you on almost all of them.

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Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide

feels weird hearing mumbo be called his real name though mumbo jumbo sounds like well.. it's sounds like mumbo jumbo... it's gibberish .

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Aled Long
Aled Long

Then there's shittyflute :)

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Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide

So, Star Wars would be public domain in seven years? Disney would probably take issue with that.

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Johannes Lindgren
Johannes Lindgren

If a company, an abstract entity that exists on the mercy of the state, can have copyright then I should have copyright of my own body.

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Johannes Lindgren
Johannes Lindgren

What is to say that art must necessarily be profitable? If copyright didn't exist, artists wouldn't expect to be paid and no conflict would exist. Copyright is a state granted monopoly, a license granted by the public in the public interest. What is to say that this is what serves the public the most?

7 klukkustundum síðan
Johannes Lindgren
Johannes Lindgren

@YraxZovaldo No it wouldn't, dummy. Most art is either created by enthusiasts, or created in a non-replicable form (live performance, canvas painting etc). Has been this way and always will be.

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YraxZovaldo
YraxZovaldo

And if the artist wouldn't get paid 99% of the art would cease to exist. The raison d'être of a state isn't only to protect what the goods of the public but also protecting individual rights. Property rights are important in a free society.

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Faxi
Faxi

Tom: Copyright shouldn't last longer than 50 years... Disney: I sense a disturbance in the force...

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Frank R. Haugen
Frank R. Haugen

I just want a way to tag my videos to communicate what it is, so that the algorithm evaluates my content appropriately

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Stop Stalking My Accounts
Stop Stalking My Accounts

still cant believe you got LegalEagle to collab for this video

9 klukkustundum síðan
Madeline Angier
Madeline Angier

Another big thing I haven’t seen many people talk about: conventions and their art halls (and also places like Redbubble but that’s for another day). Hundreds, sometimes thousands of artists selling work that is DEFINITELY not liscensed. Similar to gify, Cons are (basically) a whole industry built on technical copyright abuse. I don’t mean to sound like some ass, I love conventions, I have fanart from cons plastered all over my walls and I make fanart myself, but it’s just interesting to walk into a con and have that thought about copyright.

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Julián Mauricio Ramírez Obando
Julián Mauricio Ramírez Obando

Cover songs should be copyright free, and photographs should only be copyrighted if they are used for advertising purposes.

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OctaTypes
OctaTypes

NOOOO NOT MUMBO

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eRisforus
eRisforus

*Screams* How to legally obtain that sample?

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F o o p a
F o o p a

Tom Scott is the hero we need but did not deserved

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Adam Power
Adam Power

It IS a hard G.

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨Ʒ
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨Ʒ

Suppose we invent a food duplicator machine. World hunger solved, right? Not so fast. Farmers, supermarkets, and restaurants lobby to make it illegal to duplicate food without buying a license from the original maker. All the profits and convenience of the machine go straight to the big rights owners. Fast food joints fire most of their workers and use the food duplicator to make burgers for free, while the consumer still pays.

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Mister Mittens
Mister Mittens

I envy Tom's wholesome charisma

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Sunny42
Sunny42

Can't tell if this guy is 25 or 59

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Raj H
Raj H

This is actually rather depressing.

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Dave Coons
Dave Coons

So, Star Wars would be public domain in seven years? Disney would probably take issue with that.

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Ryan Frick
Ryan Frick

This video needed to be made.

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Cleared Hot
Cleared Hot

Always fun to see Jay Foreman popping up in things.

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RtistiqSkubie
RtistiqSkubie

Soooooo has multiple people sent this to Suzy Lu & Venmo?

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Johnny Nimble
Johnny Nimble

Of course your bed has RGB.

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KittenKatja Neko
KittenKatja Neko

25:40 White noise reminds me of 2Bough. "white noise reverse" xD

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Johnny T
Johnny T

shorter copyright term is never going to happen because of disney

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Manuel Camelo
Manuel Camelo

This is an insane nightmare..

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Nycro
Nycro

I like douche Tom. I want to see more of him.

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Steve
Steve

The internet is no longer what it set out to become. And is no longer what it used to and should be.

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Lucas Hoheisel
Lucas Hoheisel

the legal eagle guy killed me laughing lmao

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Mario Cortez
Mario Cortez

12:18 his hands went *pop*

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Walter Kolczynski
Walter Kolczynski

Yay, unexpected Leonard French

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150booyadragon
150booyadragon

If you're still alive you shouldn't have your creations forcefully stolen from you. 20 years is much too short.

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Marc Stollmeyer
Marc Stollmeyer

My favorite... When an artist who owned their own music got copyright claimed by a company which owned a video in which his music was played in the background for a few seconds... even though the original music video was published well before. Or how about this one... A large creator with no violations in their new video got copyright claimed by a small account with no videos. YT gave the money earned through add revenue to the small account and even after correcting the false claim the small account got to keep the money and had no strikes against their channel. YT is so geared against creators that even when you have all the legal rights it still screws you over and gives money to anyone making a claim. If the claimer is in the wrong no penalties. If a creator is in the right but can't get the claimer to admit it... strike against their channel.

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Hakumo84
Hakumo84

Ikr thats insane. - account with no video - copyright claim something - keep the money thanks, will try.

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Nizar Chaleila
Nizar Chaleila

This is interesting and all, but try applying this in other places, and see what kind of disaster unfolds. Say math for example, computers algorithms, physics. What a terrible world we'd live in if you had to pay literal billions just to have a running computer. I sympathize with people who work hard to have their work spread, but I'll be damned if I say information shouldn't just be shared for free.

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Imago Mors
Imago Mors

i dont think you could produce bad content if you tried everything is polished gold

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Harry Kearney
Harry Kearney

lovin the 20quid headset on amazon

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CreativSync
CreativSync

32:58 Can't wait for nocopyright Wake Me Up

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Ерик Харламов
Ерик Харламов

Poor Mumbo :( Really miss his Intro&Outro

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Cuntorious Maximus
Cuntorious Maximus

Vaporwave is a new genre that relies completely on illegal sampling, and they get away with it. And its some of the best music thats come out in the last few years.

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Trurl
Trurl

I think Tom Scott would be a good politician.

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Marcus Goosey
Marcus Goosey

Wow, this was such a well-made video! Always love your content Tom but can tell a lot of work went into this!

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Willhoutgaming
Willhoutgaming

wow memes bad....

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Kelton Mooring
Kelton Mooring

41:36 makes me so stressed

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Br. Bill
Br. Bill

I agree with most of this. But photographers and videographers take photos and videos that include buildings, public structures, streets, parks, and private property; and they rarely pay the creators or owners of that property. Tom, you're standing in front of all kinds of cameras that you didn't invent, and I'll bet you didn't pay each manufacturer a license fee to exhibit each camera model within your video, did you? Photographers get away with exhibiting other people's work all the time. Stuff they would never allow someone else to get away with regarding their own IP.

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Arianna H
Arianna H

What about TikTok?

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Robin Pratchett
Robin Pratchett

Perpetual copyright? Definitely no Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Whether Arthur was owned by a corporation that they couldn't afford or a national trust who wanted to protect the brand .. no one was going to let those guys play with that property.

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vapour80
vapour80

old media needs to move with the times or die, period.... i have netflix, prime, other services. if i want to listen to a copyrighted song, i can go to an archive of a radio show that had that song on (legally allowed to do so). i can load it up on prime music, for tv and films i can use DVR's for free view, cable, prime,netflix etc. i dont need to watch/hear it on youtube. however for example i watched monster by Em, several times on a late night binge, not for the song that i could watch/listen to loads of different ways including Em's official video on youtube. I watched the fan made vid by randy chriz, then i watched several reactions to that video. maybe 10/15 times in a row. I have the means to listen to that song loads of different ways. there is no need to hit someone for copyright now days with so much access through several means. Greed is the only reason. so glad that Em see the vid and is looking to work with randy in the future over just claiming copyright to shut him down

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littleferrhis
littleferrhis

So in other words, the meme ban isn’t a threat, it’s already illegal, it just depends on whether or not anyone will actually enforce it.

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Annie Lanier
Annie Lanier

1:12 Chapter 1 The Mess We're In 10:11 Chapter 2 No Copyright Infringement Intended 22:22 Chapter 3 Content ID 28:24 Chapter 4 Where Do We Go From Here 38:57 Credits/Sponsors

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August Chapas
August Chapas

Fantastic explanation of copyright law and its flaws.

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Squillz
Squillz

So given the current 70 years after the creators death rule, that mean Michael Jackson's music won't be in the public domain until 2080. That's crazy.

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mikin lirou
mikin lirou

bought if I hadnt seen youtubers playing them.

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NICOLAS OSPINA
NICOLAS OSPINA

_DEMONITIZED_

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Logan Perry
Logan Perry

I disagree with only the final point. The point that the 60s are simply history is totally understandable for a relatively young person to make but it isn't simply history for Bob Dylan. If you told Dylan that his work was now in the public domain because it was too old, he'd be like dude I clearly remember making it, it wasn't THAT long ago. I think copyright should end 5-10 years after death. 5-10 years only to prevent people from capitalizing off of a celeberty's demise by releasing merch related to their work or something like that.

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mikin lirou
mikin lirou

take my like only because of the legaeagle part hahahahha

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Sneeki Soviet
Sneeki Soviet

So copyright is based on whether or not the person that owns the content decides to sue you or not. They can pick and choose whether or not to move in on what they call copyright infringement. Which leaves room for "If we like you, you're fine. If we don't, we're going to sue you for everything you own." Hm... This is a little unsettling.

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Matias Heitner
Matias Heitner

I would've ended it all if I had to edit all this. It woulda taken me like a year

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Natasha Merline
Natasha Merline

I still don't get it. It's free real estate though

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Pedro syan
Pedro syan

This is insanity. I can't believe we live in this age. It's terrible that you have to specify, that you are saying gif and giphy with a hard g in modern society

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ImNotSure
ImNotSure

So you're telling me anyone who uploads kpop videos can be sued, interesting.

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