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Are movie trailers copyrighted?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by yevlesh, May 8, 2007.

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    Does anyone know if there any restrictions regarding the use of movie trailers on pages about that particular movie?
    Also, am I safer embedding a movie trailer from YouTube for examples, or hosting it on my own server?
    SEMrush
     
    yevlesh, May 8, 2007 IP
  2. 8everything

    8everything Peon

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    Of course they're copyrighted.

    If it safer to just get the videos off youtubes.. since most sites do this. Don't host it in your own server.. just to stay safe.
     
    8everything, May 8, 2007 IP
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    CountryBoy Prominent Member

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    Ya man - of course they're copyrighted. The movie companies have enough legal and financial clout to kick up a fuss too if they want!
     
    CountryBoy, May 8, 2007 IP
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    chant Well-Known Member

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    Yes they are copyrighted but you can link to them. Doesn't that solve the problem without worrying about breaking copyright laws?
     
    chant, May 8, 2007 IP
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    yevlesh Active Member

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    I guess didn't quite phrase my question very well, was just wondering whether using a movie trailer on a website which essentially promotes the movie would fall under fair use. I will stick to embedding the youtube videos - seems to be the safest option.
     
    yevlesh, May 8, 2007 IP
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    No, I doubt it would be fair use but to be safe, contact the movie studio and ask them about using their clips.

    I know the local Cinemas' website will do a review of the shows and provide a link directly to the Film's Studio website for the video clips.

    So if the cinema chains cannot host the promotional video clips on their site, I would think that the rest of us would not have better luck
     
    eddy2099, May 8, 2007 IP
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    the best thing would be just to either embed from youtube or link to them tho i wouldnt have thought that they would do much about it
     
    arcade32, May 9, 2007 IP
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    They are copyrighted, and so are the background music that are played in them too. Otherwise people would rip their songs, clips, etc.
     
    Ratman2050, May 9, 2007 IP
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    You bet they are copyrighted. But these were made to promote the movie and if you use them to do the same you're more then welcome. What a fool would have a problem with people doing the promotion for them for free?? They should treat you very well!
     
    mickn, May 15, 2007 IP
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    ZaxiHosting Well-Known Member

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    Youtube also have many problems about copyright;)
     
    ZaxiHosting, May 15, 2007 IP
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    marketjunction Well-Known Member

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    Did someone make it? Then it has a copyright.

    That's an easy test to do.

    Whether or not some parts of the copyright have been extended to others and the manner in which they were extended is another matter.

    I'm not a lawyer, but I do believe that showing a YouTube item on your site (that infringes on someone's copyright) can get you into trouble.

    Why?

    YouTube doesn't give users (like you) a waiver of liability and you're responsible for your own property.

    While I doubt any company would go through the trouble, because they can just hit the source, it is something to keep in the back of your mind.
     
    marketjunction, May 15, 2007 IP
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    Florin_Tribalad Greenhorn

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    If you embed video trailers from youtube, dailymotion is safe for you.
     
    Florin_Tribalad, Jan 28, 2019 IP
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    You can get in problems if you use them as they are copyrighted
     
    Spartan14, Jan 29, 2019 IP