VictoriaRock.Club is in compliance with 17 U.S.C. § 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).
We have not intended to violate the copyright in any manners and we take this issue very seriously. We will always do our best to protect the rights of the official legal copyright owners. It is our policy to take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).
Embedding Is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules
The Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a landmark verdict. The Court ruled that embedding copyrighted videos is not copyright infringement, even if the source video was uploaded without permission.
“The embedding in a website of a protected work which is publicly accessible on another website by means of a link using the framing technology … does not by itself constitute communication to the public within the meaning of [the EU Copyright directive] to the extent that the relevant work is neither communicated to a new public nor by using a specific technical means different from that used for the original communication,” the Court’s verdict reads.
When someone uploads content to YouTube, although they still retain intellectual property rights to that content, they give up their right to disallow YouTube or others from using it any way that they see fit, provided they use YouTube to serve up that content. As YouTube puts it in their Terms of Service:
“You license to YouTube all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to such Content for publication on the Service pursuant to these Terms of Service. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and YouTube’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service.”
When folks decide to upload videos to YouTube, they have the ability to turn on or off the embed code in the Advanced Settings section. By default, all videos uploaded to YouTube have “allow embedding” turned ON.
If people do not turn off the embed code, they are implicitly allowing other people to embed the video on their sites. As long as you are using the embed code and are not copying the video and showing it by some means other than YouTube’s embeddable player, there is nothing the legal owner of the video can do about it. They allowed it by leaving the embed code activated. YouTube puts it like this:
“You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Service or the Content without YouTube’s prior written authorization, unless YouTube makes available the means for such distribution through functionality offered by the Service (such as the Embeddable Player).”
All videos on VictoriaRock.Club used embed code
If any content appearing on VictoriaRock.Club or shared, in any-ways is against the will or authorization of copyright owner, please notify us by writing to us, you can use our Contact Form in order for us to identify the allegedly infringing content and take action.
Please use our Contact Form in order to notify us about this issue, we will be unable to process your request if you do not send the required information, so please fill the fields accurately and include the subject as Copyright Infringement Claim.
The following topics MUST be included in your copyright infringement claim:
* Provide evidence of the authorized person to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
* Provide sufficient contact information so that we may contact you. You must also include a valid email address.
* You must identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed and including at least one search term under which the material appears in VictoriaRock.Club search results.
* A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
* A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Send the infringement notice via our Contact Form
Please allow up to 5 days for the response. Note that emailing your complaint to other parties such as our Internet Service Provider will not expedite your request and may result in a delayed response due to the complaint not being filed properly.