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    Posted: 16 Apr 2020 at 8:53pm
What are your thoughts on Copyright law? I support it, but I think 95 years is way too long. I don't like it when rare TV shows get deleted on YouTube because of it, especially if you haven't released it on home video/streaming. How much money is a big company really losing from a rare show uploaded to YouTube? I prefer the original 14 years. 95 years only benefits corporations, not musicians, directors, producers etc. 
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I don't know enough about it to comment, it would be nice if they could work something out.

I'd like for someone to set up a video website on an overseas server that doesn't adhere to US copyright laws and allow anyone to upload any copyrighted material they wanted to.

What really bugs me is when people upload videos and get around copyright laws by flipping the image around backwards or speeding up the audio.

On the ones with the backwards image, I turn my tablet around facing away from me and watch it in a mirror.

PITA but it works.

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I've always wondered if YouTube or any other video website could pay a license or royalties to every copyright holder for every video with copyrighted material, just like radio stations or theater organizations do when they play music, as to respect the copyright holder.

I've seen videos with sped up audio and mirrored images. Still, YouTube's copyright system is so large that videos still get removed anyway.

The two main things I can't stand are videos blocked/removed by companies that are definitely not owned by the copyright holder, and any video blocked/removed when it's clearly protected by fair use.  
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I mostly go to Dailymotion.com to watch old shows.

Kind of a PITA to navigate, but they've got a lot of good shows, including Britcoms.

They don't seem to enforce copyright issues quite as stringently as YouTube.

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Yes, Dailymotion is less strict, as is the Internet Archive, but both have had videos removed for copyright. Part of the reason YouTube is more scrict is because of their ContentID system, which scans for any copyrighted material it can find, and it's very flawed.
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Copyright law is important to protect the integrity of the material - not just movies but also literature - art - and music. Yes the time of 95 years is long, but it ensures that the material and its royalties stay in the hands of the owner and his/her beneficiaries.
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