The problem is with the mega owners that claim distribution rights over thousands and thousands of films that they acquire in bulk for very cheap A lot of these acquisition companies are from countries that normally couldn’t assert global ownership but thanks to YouTube, they are local distribution becomes global rights, as there are a number of distribution companies from many countriesthat could theoretically assert infringement, and I think youtube can’t be bothered to parcel out which countries so if a little dvd pressing Company acquires a few thousand obscure films in order to sell them for a dollar in bargain bins, suddenly they have the power to assert copyright globally. I had the same thing happen with an Indian movie that I used for some computer graphics experiments. I thought it was relatively obscure and it was up for a few years, but suddenly I got a strike for it back when they did the strikes

The problem is with the mega owners that claim distribution rights over thousands and thousands of films that they acquire in bulk for very cheap

A lot of these acquisition companies are from countries that normally couldn’t assert global ownership but thanks to YouTube, they are local distribution becomes global rights, as there are a number of distribution companies from many countriesthat could theoretically assert infringement, and I think youtube can’t be bothered to parcel out which countries

so if a little dvd pressing Company acquires a few thousand obscure films in order to sell them for a dollar in bargain bins, suddenly they have the power to assert copyright globally.

I had the same thing happen with an Indian movie that I used for some computer graphics experiments.

I thought it was relatively obscure and it was up for a few years, but suddenly I got a strike for it back when they did the strikes

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