Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

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Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

Post by Jon Stitcher » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:44 pm

I was doing some tidying today and came across the DVD of my four Countdown episodes.

There is one moment from my final game which was pretty extraordinary and I would like to post it on youtube. Can this be done or would I need express permission from the Countdown team/Channel 4 etc?

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Post by Mark Deeks » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:46 pm

Technically yes, but the no harm no foul rule seems to apply. It's not like it would prohibit DVD sales.
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Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:13 pm

Jon Stitcher wrote:I was doing some tidying today and came across the DVD of my four Countdown episodes.

There is one moment from my final game which was pretty extraordinary and I would like to post it on youtube. Can this be done or would I need express permission from the Countdown team/Channel 4 etc?

Thanks all.
People have put entire episodes up on YouTube before and they've been taken down. However, if it's just a short clip from one episode to illustrate something pretty extraordinary, I can't imagine there'd be any copyright problem. I would hope this sort of thing would be protected by the same fair dealing defence that allows a journalist to quote a passage from a book they're reviewing, for example.

(P.S. I'm not a lawyer.)

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Post by Matt Bayfield » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:22 pm

Is there where the max was SOCIETY and you said "that's a f***king great word"?

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Re: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:23 pm

Jon Stitcher wrote:There is one moment from my final game which was pretty extraordinary
Was it the teaser answer coming up in the very next round?

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:31 pm

Of course you can't, unless you want to get banned from the 40th Birthday Championship for life.
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Re: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:36 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:Of course you can't, unless you want to get banned from the 40th Birthday Championship for life.
How long are you expecting the 40th Birthday Championship to last?

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:37 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Johnny Canuck wrote:Of course you can't, unless you want to get banned from the 40th Birthday Championship for life.
How long are you expecting the 40th Birthday Championship to last?
I realise that that remark sounded kind of illogical, but there was just no way that I could get the term "Nth for All N = 10K Where K Is An Integer Greater Than Or Equal To 4 Birthday Championship" to sound catchy.
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Re: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

Post by Jon Stitcher » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:11 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Jon Stitcher wrote:There is one moment from my final game which was pretty extraordinary
Was it the teaser answer coming up in the very next round?
That's the one.

The whole of that 'half' was pretty awesome actually. Us both getting that. me spotting a 9. Jack getting DIOCESAN and then him making 924 from a very tough 6s selection.

But I'll just put the teaser up on youtube.

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Post by Jon Stitcher » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:13 pm

Matt Bayfield wrote:Is there where the max was SOCIETY and you said "that's a f***king great word"?
Hah - nothing excited me as much as seeing Menace II Society as an Only Connect clue. That wasn't the first time I swore on TV though, I did say SHIT after getting something wrong in the kube on Krypton Factor

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Post by JimBentley » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:38 pm

Jon Stitcher wrote:I was doing some tidying today and came across the DVD of my four Countdown episodes.

There is one moment from my final game which was pretty extraordinary and I would like to post it on youtube. Can this be done or would I need express permission from the Countdown team/Channel 4 etc?

Thanks all.
Jon, just do it. The worst that can happen is that either Channel 4 or YTV (if they still exist) will ask you to remove it. As far as I know, they can't do any more than that unless you're deliberately using an association with them to make money.

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Re: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:52 pm

The Catsdown specials Channel 4 get really picky about, so the title sequence (and the 1989-91 one as they used it on the 80s special) will register as Catsdown and get blocked.

Otherwise OK, I think.
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Re: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:31 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Graeme Cole wrote:
Johnny Canuck wrote:Of course you can't, unless you want to get banned from the 40th Birthday Championship for life.
How long are you expecting the 40th Birthday Championship to last?
I realise that that remark sounded kind of illogical, but there was just no way that I could get the term "Nth for All N = 10K Where K Is An Integer Greater Than Or Equal To 4 Birthday Championship" to sound catchy.
You could just say "banned for life from any future birthday specials". Unless you're suggesting that the ban would only apply to multiples of 10, so not the 75th birthday special.

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