Everything downloaded over the Internet always come with the question if such action is legal or not. Many online users have the mistaken notion that everything found online is free for the taking. This is probably due to the great convenience of getting them. After all, illegal things are supposed to be difficult to do or is it the other way around now?
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The Question of Legality Again
Again and again, the question of legality of downloads in whatever form persists. The general rule is that online users are not allowed to download any material for purposes beyond their personal use. It should not be used for commercial gain. Any individual or entity who is not the copyright holder of the material in question may be infringing on the rights of another every time they make a download.
This is the reason why certain things such asking permission and providing attribution is always recommended. This shows respect for the original owner specifically for his or her efforts to bring something new to the online environment. The online users’ participation is partly responsible for the great environment prevailing online. It would be a pity if some people will withhold their personal contribution of talent and exceptional work because of unresolved downloading issues.
What applies to other downloadable materials in the Internet more or less applies to YouTube materials as well. These materials have their owners and they own exclusive right to use it in whatever way they prefer. Down-loaders on the other hand are bound by the rules governing download of materials found in the Internet.
When the owner of a certain material such as video uploads his or her work in YouTube, he or she does so because of the desire to show it to the public. Most however do so in the hope that they will be recognized each and every time the materials is seen by the public. This is what YouTube would like to retain as well.
Why Downloads are Sought to Be Controlled
The control of downloads for purposes beyond personal use seeks to protect the interest of those who have given their time and talent to produce a material. While it purposely chases public acceptance, it tries to evade the consequences of public interest. It is often said that copying is the best complement but not when another is making money out of other people’s creativity.
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