copyright infringement? at

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 27th, 2016, 02:50 PM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 431
copyright infringement?


While searching the web the other day I came across a website that has my video embedded in their banner. The website provides paid and free services. I don't understand the legalities of copyright issues but
there is no mention of me being the owner of the video. I don't mind if they use it but I'd like to be credited and have maybe a link to my website. There is a "report image" button on their website but before I send them a message (not sure how I should word it) I'd like to know how I should proceed and just wanted to know if they have the right to use the embedded video. Any advice would be appreciated.
Kajito Nagib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2016, 04:04 PM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Deep South, U.S.
Posts: 1,317
Re: copyright infringement?

Contact them, tell them it is your work and to either remove it or purchase the rights to use it. Simple as that. Don't let them talk you into using it for free as it shows weakness on your part.
Mark Williams is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2016, 04:07 PM   #3
Inner Circle
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8,493
Re: copyright infringement?

Is it a vimeo or youtube video? If it's vimeo you could specify which sites are able to embed your video.
Noa Put is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2016, 04:36 PM   #4
Inner Circle
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Camas, WA, USA
Posts: 5,457
Re: copyright infringement?

Also, on Vimeo, you can specify one of various Creative Commons licenses, if you so wish.

Be warned, once you mark something with a CC license at one level, you can never revoke it or raise the level, so choose wisely. This is reasonable, as one day I might grab content with a CC license that works for me and on the next day an unethical person might try to revoke the license and sue me for using the content. The "licensed forever" thing avoids this bait and switch tactic.

Good luck!
Jon Fairhurst
Jon Fairhurst is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:50 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network