When a person creates original work that is fixed in a physical medium, he or she automatically owns copyright to the work. The owner has the exclusive right to use the work in certain, specific ways.
Work subject to copyright include, without limitation:
- TV Shows, movies and online videos.
- Sound recordings and musical compositions.
- Written work such as lectures, articles and books.
- Visual work such as paintings, posters and advertisements.
- Video games and software.
- Dramatic works such as plays and musicals.
Ideas, facts and processes are not subject to copyright. In order to be eligible for copyright protection, a work must be both creative and fixed in a tangible medium. Names and title are not, by themselves, subject to copyright.
AirVūz isn’t able to mediate rights ownership disputes. When we receive a complete DMCA takedown notice, we remove content as the law requires. When we receive a valid counter notification, we forward it to the person who requested the removal. After this, it’s up to the parties involved to resolve the issue in court.
AirVūz offers a separate removal process for videos which violate trademark, trade secret, or other laws.
If you would like to learn more about fair use, there are lots of resources available online. You might be interested in:
- The Center for Media and Social Impact’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video.
- The Digital Media Law Project’s detailed explanation of the Four Factors.
** The above third party websites are referred to for informational purposes only and are not endorsed by AirVūz.