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Started by: k89bpa
On: 09/08/2018 | 00:16
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by: k89bpa
on: 12/08/2018 | 16:00

@joolzian wrote:

 

Hopefully things will change under the new rules.

I have seen evidence, albeit extremely limited evidence that they are now taking copyright infringement much more seriously than they used to. 

 

To be fair, with copyright owners becoming increasingly likely to sue and the courts almost always backing them I don't think giffgaff or any other forum have a choice anymore. It's in their own interests to avoid the potential legal hassle and inevitable loss, not to mention the problems they will have if Lithium start receiving DMCA notices about the content submitted by giffgaff users being left up. 

 

It's gonna become much more prevalent on social media too eventually and there won't just be masses of takedown notices for music, TV shows and movies, but also images and text as well.  

 

You have to report it when you see it though. 

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Message 11 of 17
by: ip633
on: 12/08/2018 | 18:58 edited: 12/08/2018 | 19:07

@k89bpa wrote:

@joolzian wrote:

 

Hopefully things will change under the new rules.

I have seen evidence, albeit extremely limited evidence that they are now taking copyright infringement much more seriously than they used to. 

You’d think that they’d make some comment to that effect, even if it’s just to reiterate the guidelines that are already in place. But if that recent court ruling does have any implications for users of internet forums, then a definitive answer from staff would be useful here, and it might go a long way to putting people’s minds at rest. 

Message 12 of 17
by: k89bpa
on: 13/08/2018 | 00:07
@ip633

I think the guidelines/code of conduct were explicit in stating that people should not post content they didn't create unless they have permission from the owner to do so.

From the perspective of individuals people are stupid enough to ignore copyright law they deserve everything they get. Copyright law is basically common sense. If you don't own it and don't have permission to take and/or share something, don't take and/or share something.

It is literally the most idiot proof law that there it.

I was posting more because I'm concerned that giffgaff may be negatively impacted as a result of people ignoring copyright law as if people do that giffgaff could be targeted in the courts, their relationship with Lithium may be effected to if content owners find their content here and send the take down notice to Lithium who would be forced to comply.

It was just a heads up to be vigilant and proactive to the company so they don't have content owners coming after them because some fool has has decided that the law shouldn't apply to them and has posted content to the forum servers they don't have the rights or permission to do so.

Someone posted my stuff here or anywhere else without my permission, translated into English and I'd go after the individual rather than the company, but some might go after both and if the content has been left up for some time, giffgaff would be liable for financial penalties which frankly isn't fair.

I don't normally advocate reporting, but if you see someone posting something that they've clearly copied without permission from another source, report it so the moderators can look into it and if it's not covered by one of the exceptions, can get rid of it and protect the company.
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Message 13 of 17
by: frenchielove
on: 13/08/2018 | 06:47

@k89bpa Can you please explain to me then, as I have no idea, are we allowed to post the music clips that we do? I am always using this, and recipes etc. I don’t want to do so if it is wrong? 

Message 14 of 17
by: k89bpa
on: 13/08/2018 | 06:59

@frenchielove wrote:

@k89bpa Can you please explain to me then, as I have no idea, are we allowed to post the music clips that we do? I am always using this, and recipes etc. I don’t want to do so if it is wrong? 

@frenchielove the easiest way to explain it is if you are uploading someone else's content onto giffgaff servers, (text in a post, images, videos, music, etc), without permission, both you and possibly giffgaff will be liable for damages should the content owner choose to prosecute. 

 

Linking is fine, in the case of articles you can even copy a paragraph with the link as that's considered fair use, you can copy the whole thing under certain circumstances but they are very nuanced, it's easier just not to do it. 

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Message 15 of 17
by: frenchielove
on: 13/08/2018 | 07:01

Thank you @k89bpa I honestly did not realise this

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by: k89bpa
on: 13/08/2018 | 07:35
@frenchielove

Once upon a time it wouldn't matter because nobody took action against infringement apart from companies peddling pornography but these days it is increasingly a hot topic and European law is coming more and more into line with US law on the subject which means huge statutory damages for infringement.
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