Is Copyright Broken? A Lawyer Responds to Tom Scott (Virtual Legality #196)

Is YouTube’s copyright system fine, while the world’s is…broken? That’s what famous YouTuber Tom Scott has asserted in his latest, aptly titled: "YouTube’s Copyright System Isn’t Broken. The World’s Is."

In our first response video in some time, we dive into Mr. Scott’s claims on both legal and rhetorical levels:

What is the current state of intellectual property enforcement?

How does YouTube deal with the "muddy middle" of fair use and infringement?

What does Mr. Scott suggest needs to change?

And what do we have to say about all of that?

Because we (apparently) only respond to Scotts…in Virtual Legality.

#Copyright #DMCA #YouTube


Discussed in this episode:

"YouTube’s Copyright System Isn’t Broken. The World’s Is." YouTube Video - March 23, 2020 - Tom Scott https://youtu.be/1Jwo5qc78QU

"Hey [Hoeg], the excellent [Tom Scott] did a lengthy video essay on copyright law." Tweet - March 23, 2020 - Parallax Abstraction (@PXAbstraction) https://twitter.com/PXAbstraction/status/1242179094093103104

"A Nintendo Nightmare: Copyright and "Dreams" (Virtual Legality #194)" YouTube Video - March 21, 2020 - Hoeg Law https://youtu.be/tyneXcS72uI

"Sony Reportedly Pulls Mario Creation From Dreams After Nintendo Complaint" IGN - March 21, 2020 - Joseph Knoop https://www.ign.com/articles/sony-dreams-nintendo-mario

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