Respecting Intellectual Property Online
Webcast Q&A: 6 May 2012, Question 4
I answered a question on respecting intellectual property online on 6 May 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Is downloading music from YouTube a violation of intellectual property rights? Given that content creators can remove YouTube videos that violate their intellectual property rights, is it wrong to assume that they consent to the posting if they've not asked to remove it? It is wrong to watch or share clips that seem to be uploaded without permission? It is wrong to download music from YouTube for my own personal use, whether uploaded by the creator or someone else?
My Answer, In Brief: It's often difficult to judge whether online intellectual property is legitimate or not. Use common sense to judge whether likely legitimate or not, and don't attempt to sneak out of paying.
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