If I remember corretly there was a HUGE share site (I forget the name of it) that was around for years and years....and got shut down about 18mths ago...just BAM gone. So just because a site is around doesn't mean it's legal.
There was also a site around for a long time to use to rip MP3s from YouTube videos and Google JUST shut it down recently. *Shrug* So IMO length of time doesn't mean anything.
Just be careful posting about it.
1) Videos- The Publishing Company and Songwriter (s) own the copyright to the Music on the videos. The person shooting the video owns the copyright to the Video part. The Venue may also have a claim to the video rights. Often when you upload to Youtube, you will get a notice that says "...may contain copyrighted content...administered by a "performing rights organization..." such as BMI or ASCAP. Technically, if you post the video with the audio, you are guilty of copyright infringement. ...if they choose to ask you to remove it, you should because you have no rights to the song(s), nor do you have any defense. The penalty for Copyright infringement is up to $250,000 per use.
2) Still Photographs: The copyright is owned entirely by the photographer, but even then, if you you use them for ANY commercial purpose w/o a release, you may have a problem (yes, even if they are a public figure). You may use them editorially (Fair use), but that's it
... Even if Eric thinks it's awesome, the publisher (or label) make take issue and come after you financially.
As a professional photographer, I post thousands of pictures, and the occasional video. I have also been asked to remove a video or to at the request of the Performing Rights Organization.
Bootlegging, really is never OK, but most people post for fun and not profit, or often the (video/audio) quality sucks, so I think they let it slide. If they think you might cut into their revenue, that's where "nice" ends.
And someone's creative work, Photo, Video, Art, Song, etc has a copyright even if it doesn't contain © notice... Unless the artist signs the rights away, at no point does a picture become "Public domain" when it's published. Cheers...
this downloading site has this many members...if it wasnt a legal site it would have been shut down years ago....
Seems to me several poople have gotten in hot water over music release ...I don't think it was recordings at shows though...so you might not want to advertise.
no kidding! i had no idea some artists did not allow cameras! im going to check that site out for the trades....
No idea how Eric feels....but bare in mind that Capital owns the rights to his songs.
I'm just happy he lets us takes pictures at concerts! Some artists don't allow cameras.
there is actually a website that lists all the folks that allow taping of there shows for TRADING PURPOSES ONLY...there is a website that u can download for free and the site actually has a "not allowed artist" list so if a certain management didnt want his/her/their concert on this site ,it wouldnt be there...erics isnt one of them yet... scalpers make money traders dont...
I'm sure every artist enjoys having their work bootlegged... Come on! It's not too awful different from scalping depending on how you look at it.