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What kind of trouble can I get into if DMCA sends a notice?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by JEET, Mar 20, 2020.

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    What kind of trouble can I get into if DMCA sends a notice?

    I got a lot of old songs, movies, and video series with me.
    A lot of these are no longer copyright, but am not sure about it.

    So my question is, if I publish these on a website, and some of these turn out to be copyrighted, then what kind of trouble can DMCA bring?

    Some of the movies and series are from those times when people only had black and white TV sets in USA.

    Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    JEET, Mar 20, 2020 IP
    SEMrush
  2. rovshan2

    rovshan2 Peon

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_in_the_public_domain_in_the_United_States
     
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    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    You won't get into any legal trouble but the ISP can forcibly remove the content. As a rule once you've received a DMCA notice this happens within 10 days of said notice.
     
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    JEET Notable Member

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    rovshan2
    Spoiltdiva
    Thank you both of you :)
     
    JEET, Mar 22, 2020 IP
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    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    This may be old news, but didn't the DMCA used to chase copyright offenders in civil court? I recall there being tales of college kids who had downloaded and shared hundreds of movies being sued by the DMCA for large amounts of money. This was quite some time ago (ten years or more?) but they may still be doing it for egregious cases...
     
    jrbiz, Mar 26, 2020 at 4:33 AM IP
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    JEET Notable Member

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    That is also what I am worried about, further action even after removing the material...
    Most of the things I will publish are really old work, and I am not even sure if its still copyright material.
    I will of course remove it on complaint of copyright infringement .

    Is it worth to find a host that ignores DMCA and keeps my billing info private?
    DMCA complaint will come to me first, via a form on the website, and I will remove the content.
     
    JEET, Mar 26, 2020 at 7:58 AM IP
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    jrbiz Illustrious Member

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    This is way above my pay grade, but I think that unless you are a high volume offender and remove the violation when requested, no legal actions are typically taken. However, you need to question as to why you would want to go through this in the first place. Why not focus on videos that you know are in the public domain and not have to worry about this issue?
     
    jrbiz, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:33 AM IP
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