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YouTube Problem

I just watched some videos of Sensei Toshihiro Oshiro on YouTube.com. Some were from tournaments and appear to have been privately made videos. With the subject's permission, such videos would seem fine.

But I also saw film clips from Oshiro Sensei's commercial videos available at Tsunami Video. Nowadays, just about anyone with a computer can make video clips from just about any source. But commercial videos are copyright protected. The subject of the video (in this case Oshiro Sensei), is paid a royalty on each video or DVD sold.

I like YouTube but wonder how many video clips are posted without the subject's or copyright holder's permission? As martial artists, we should respect the rights of others.


Charles C. Goodin