How Disney Ruined Copyright

2021-ж., 23-апр.
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This video, like everything else in the world, is copyrighted. But what does that really mean? Copyright laws started out as a way to protect creators from having their hard work stolen, but it's turned into something else entirely. We'll explain how in this Wisecrack Edition on Copyright: Why We Can't Have Nice Things.
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  • Laws definitely need tweaking. And Copyright should definitely be cut down to maybe 18 years before becoming public domain. And once something is part of the public domain it shouldn’t be for private usr EVER again

    Luis BurgosLuis Burgos5 саат мурун
  • Translation: "DISNEY BRIBED THE POLITICIANS".

    ArtixtXCC 1900ArtixtXCC 19007 саат мурун
  • 19:45 Dead by Daylight?

    Titus YangTitus Yang10 саат мурун
  • Let's not gloss over the fact that *there is a cure for Alzheimers* and we can't have it because of some companies being shitty about patents. And people wonder why anticapitalist sentiment is rising!

    The Bass is LoadedThe Bass is Loaded15 саат мурун
  • Capitalism sucks!

    Domenico MiglioriniDomenico Migliorini20 саат мурун
  • Bentham also gave us the panopticon, just sayin'

    sw0rdf1sh2326sw0rdf1sh232621 саат мурун
  • OK, when Mickey Mouse finally goes PD, EVERYONE needs to write a Mickey Mouse book.

    RedwoodTheElfRedwoodTheElf22 саат мурун
  • It should be the life of the author for privately created works, and about 30 years for works created by corporations.

    Chloe JohnsonChloe JohnsonКүн мурун
  • It’s really annoying to know that intellectual property earnings rely on the public opinion of them, and then what follows is the IP doing everything they can to maintain that opinion throughout time in order to maximize returns for shareholders meanwhile, the people who labour & produce new homes & infrastructure for others are cast off as being lower class & paid less There is so much potential out there in people whose futures are nearly sealed when we choose to idolize people for the wrong reasons

    wilkybwilkybКүн мурун
  • Fourteen years plus an optional extension of fourteen years for 10% of the gross from the first fourteen ... for both copyright and parents. Almost all the money is made during these periods, anyway, and extending does little for almost any of the creators.

    Daniel BoDaniel BoКүн мурун
  • Copyright is a thing that holding us back to have nice things

    VeiserexABVeiserexABКүн мурун
  • "Public utility" should be an exception to copywrite. If medical science is advanced by releasing patents, then those patents shouldn't exist in the first place.

    Addison PlaisanceAddison PlaisanceКүн мурун
  • HOPE YOU SEE THIS!!!!! PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO A “Deep or Dumb” ON THE NEW SHOW “Invincible”. IT WOULD BE AWESOME TO SEE YOU GUYS BREAK IT DOWN BC IT DIVERTS THE ENTIRE SUPERHERO FENRE IN THE FORM OF ANIME!!!! PLEASE WISECRACK!!!!!

    Omar AwwadOmar AwwadКүн мурун
  • This is so clear, new sub

    Carl MartinCarl MartinКүн мурун
  • What role have the people played in allowing these corporations to get away with this? I mean, isn't Kamilla Hollywood sponsored?

    Yucan SuckaDeeYucan SuckaDee2 күн мурун
  • I wonder how it would work it only people could own copyright and not companies or businesses of any sort And the copyright expires within X number of years after the death of the Creator or all their creators ( collaborations) And then be required to remain within the public domain for another Y number of years And I am aware that they are many other details that I am probably not aware of that should and could be incorporated into this concept

    Erick KremsErick Krems2 күн мурун
  • While I agree that copyright laws now are super strict not having them is not a good idea we should go back to the 30-year time frame from when created back before Disney got their hand in the cookie jar

    Nikolaus ArgetsingerNikolaus Argetsinger2 күн мурун
  • Mickey Mouse would not be at risk, even if it entered Public Domain, because it is also a TRADEMARK of Disney, and Trademarks are subject to being protected so long as they are in common use, at least afaik.

    pyroawsomepyroawsome2 күн мурун
  • It's not Disney lobbyists convincing Congress to pass another copyrights term extension, it's Disney telling politicians, their puppets, their assets, their property, what to do, again.

    Max PowerMax Power2 күн мурун
  • Superhero movies are the shit, two hours of fighting and explosions while sponsoring the abuse and bending of the law against our culture. Keep watching disney movies.

    Max PowerMax Power2 күн мурун
  • Wisecrack: "Disney is evil" Also Wisecrack, three times a week: "Let me tell you about Disney's latest media".

    Max PowerMax Power2 күн мурун
  • because capitalism, thats why

    KhaliraKhalira2 күн мурун
  • There's someone who is arguing that artists shouldn't have copyright, and started with making his very own comic a public domain. He got some interesting arguments, and I'm interested in seeing where this goes.

    TNinja0TNinja03 күн мурун
    • ​@WCCX That's the name. So unique I can't remember it.

      TNinja0TNinja019 саат мурун
    • Uniquenameosaurus, I think. His videos on the subject were interesting.

      WCCXWCCX19 саат мурун
  • Cool, I didnt know Mickey's middle name!!

    Shay C.Shay C.3 күн мурун
  • Copyright never should have been allowed to extend past the creator's lifetime

    Edgar Allen HoeEdgar Allen Hoe3 күн мурун
  • "Try writing the next little mermaid" hayao miyazaki in 2005: *ponyo noises*

    Edgar Allen HoeEdgar Allen Hoe3 күн мурун
  • I think good news is that information gets out a lot faster, which means that there can be protests and all that.

    Zoey KuhnZoey Kuhn3 күн мурун
  • The like to dislike ratio tho

    Rift SaltyRift Salty3 күн мурун
  • I believe that the U.S. copyright law is too restrictive. we need to shorten copyright terms, get works back into the public domain, and consider a higher percent of the used work fair use. eradicating copyright law is an idea though. I specifically believe intentionally harming the well being of a real life form is what should be illegal. what harm of well being does copying a small amount of someone else's work do. its like the steal an apple from an orchard analogy. steal the apple from an orchard and you only did something mildly immoral, but highly illegal or enforced like it is.

    errabbitcerrabbitc3 күн мурун
  • Tragedy of the Commons is capitalist propaganda. Sure if only one farmers field is open to the public then everyone descends on that one field and it is quickly destroyed. If every field is open to everyone, no single field gets trampled or robbed more than any other and then people can actually enjoy stuff without breaking dumb laws.

    Matt BridgesMatt Bridges3 күн мурун
  • Money.. the root of all evil....

    NATASHAHAHAHANATASHAHAHAHA4 күн мурун
    • Pretty sure there was still evil on this earth before we invented money though lol

      Rift SaltyRift Salty3 күн мурун
  • Disney doesn't just take from public domain. They also stole the idea of Lion King from a guy Walt was "friends" with. Look up Kimba the White Lion by Osamu Tezuka. Disney used their power and money to make the movie and since the studio that was ripped off was small they couldn't do much about it.

    Blu DuvelBlu Duvel4 күн мурун
  • It's corrupt as hell, so any fix is just a band-aid. But there needs to be a limitation to active works. So they have to produce a unique original new work using the copyrighted materials within a limited time before the 70 year limit. Though that 70 years is too long for most things. One equal or improved over the last output. If they do not then they have to give up the copyright on that day. To never get it again. There should be a limit on works derived from the public domain to 5 years.

    Low Flying PotatoLow Flying Potato4 күн мурун
  • "A show at Denny's"? Okay, I'm Googling this.

    The Riff WriterThe Riff Writer4 күн мурун
  • Uniquenameosaurose made a great video about this and everyone should watch it...

    Dakara mo IkkaiDakara mo Ikkai4 күн мурун
  • "Overprotecting intellectual property is as harmful as underprotecting it. Culture isn't possible without a rich public domain. Nothing today, like nothing since we've tames fire is genuinely new. Culture like science and technology grows by acceleration, each new creator building on the works that came before. Overprotection stifles the very creative forces its supposed to nurture." From the classic KGworld video called "video explains the most important 6 second drum loop."

    First name LastnamsonFirst name Lastnamson4 күн мурун
  • Death to copyright and copyright holders. Free the thoughts and concepts. And let creativity flow.

    sharzin lalebazrisharzin lalebazri4 күн мурун
  • Mexico has it worse than both the European Union and Australia. Life of an artist + end of calendar year + 100 years/a century after death.

    Slapstick GeniusSlapstick Genius4 күн мурун
  • Who is Heller that gave the example of the unfortunate drug patent story

    snser ,snser ,4 күн мурун
  • This is insane this very bad but the the good new is the creators still able to make semuler stuff with oute deals with this lows in meny case for example if saman make semler art the still available to do that in most cases

    Water CatWater Cat5 күн мурун
  • 8:23 was so unexpected.

    The CrucifiedGhostThe CrucifiedGhost5 күн мурун
  • Down with copyrights

    Nathan NullNathan Null5 күн мурун
  • The old 14 year Copyright term was actually brilliant, although even before that there was the UK's original 8 year Copyright, but that only covered duplication rather than derivatives. There's even modern academic studies which tried to analyse Copyright and find a concrete answer on the optimal duration of Copyrights (how long they need to last to make creative works worthwhile) and the answer they arrived at was about 14 and a half years. And just from a philosophical point of view, I think the answer is clearly that no Copyright or Patent should last longer than 20 years. That's enough time for a child to be conceived, born, raised, educated, and reach adulthood, all without ever knowing a world *without* that story/invention. That's culture at that point. To claim that people shouldn't be able to make works based on the stuff they grew up with is to claim that we shouldn't be able to make works based on our own childhood experiences, especially in this ever-more commercialised world. (Trademark is a separate matter, as that's meant to make it easier for customers to tell the origin of a product, and limit deceptive marketing. Customers need to be able to tell products apart, so people can't all share the same branding. This actually deserves perpetuity, however, it needs to be reformed as a consumer right, rather than an IP right, so trademark infringement needs to be brought by deceived customers rather than companies worried about branding.)

    Sean O'FarrellSean O'Farrell5 күн мурун
  • Change life +7 years

    LK007LK0075 күн мурун
  • The system ain't broken, it was build that way.

    ChildrenOfRadiationChildrenOfRadiation5 күн мурун
  • Are copyright extensions unconstitutional?

    Jonny Nava 367Jonny Nava 3675 күн мурун
  • Nice work playing Jethro Tull for only one note to avoid getting a copyright strike.

    shohmyohshohmyoh5 күн мурун
  • Abolish Copyright? What we need to abolish is capitalism...

    Joan Martí Ortega i JordánJoan Martí Ortega i Jordán5 күн мурун
  • I'm not sure I'd say it's Disney's doing as much as it is the federal government's; copyright laws don't write themselves, and legislators bowing to Disney lobbyists and repeatedly extending the duration of copyright is not only _not_ a power _legally_ afforded to them, but it gives copyright holders a stranglehold on that particular market, which is anti-free market and anti-consumer. I always laugh when people attribute economic issues in the US to capitalism, because there's absolutely nothing capitalist about the government playing favorites and propping up their financial backers at the expense of everyone else, which doesn't happen in a capitalist economy because it's illegal; government has no authority to interfere in the market in a capitalist economy, which the US is _not_ . Perhaps a different copyright system should be adopted for intellectual properties, because the effect that such a long copyright duration on the market as a whole as it extends to other markets is severely detrimental.

    AlonditeMXAlonditeMX5 күн мурун
  • Can we please normalize changing "lobbying" with what it really is, bribing.

    Arturo LimonArturo Limon5 күн мурун
  • Abolishing copyright laws is like legalizing theft.

    Boredfan GerrudeBoredfan Gerrude5 күн мурун
  • why cant they just make a law that lets you renew your copyright instead of entirely changing the laws that already exists

    SplarfSplarf5 күн мурун
    • That makes a lot of sense..

      Slapstick GeniusSlapstick Genius3 күн мурун
  • This was less of a problem before the internet. Now everyone is content creator. I'm happy to play to a copywrited song to show how I love it and promote how cool it is. I don't expect monitization at all. I'm actually promoting their product. Still some aholes like SME and UMG outright block videos when the money can flow directly to them kgworld.info?search_query=rick+beato+copyright+

    David BellizziDavid Bellizzi5 күн мурун
  • “WTF IS UP DENNY’S?!”

    Dirty McNerdyDirty McNerdy6 күн мурун
  • "Wisecrack, Michel here"

    The satranger tomatoeeThe satranger tomatoee6 күн мурун
  • Copyright laws are so aggravating as a dancer, considering you basically can’t create a dance work without music, all of which is copyrighted. Basically as a dancer who wants to create art, you are at the full mercy of the labels who own the music you want to create to... so f***ed. A clear example of copyright killing the ability to create and only benefiting the corporate millionaires that couldn’t actually give a s*** about the arts.

    Aidan SpringleAidan Springle6 күн мурун
  • open-source gang rise up!

    The Hoon ShowThe Hoon Show6 күн мурун
  • Something even more f**ked-up about current copyright system - check the copyright situation with nowadays academia. Basically as a scholar, you may got to some scientific discovery by you or your team, you may write an essay by yourself (or your grad student, let's be honest), you may publish said essay after being reviewed by a group of peer scholars, but when you've published it? The copyright goes to the publisher, not even yourself may distribute the essay anymore. And should you want to read your own essay afterwards? You better saved it somewhere, otherwise be prepared to pay to read your own work. And to think this happens in academia world...i mean weren't the publishing house established to disseminate new knowledge? The irony is almost too great...

    Scott YangScott Yang6 күн мурун
  • just make a carve out for corporate mascots instead of constantly bribing to extend public domain cut off date there i fixed it, if not call robespierre and pol pot

    happybeejvhappybeejv6 күн мурун
  • Well done young Jedi

    Meditate Like a Jedi with Lama Jigme GyatsoMeditate Like a Jedi with Lama Jigme Gyatso6 күн мурун
  • just limit a company to 50 copyrights, reduce the copyright to a lifetime as it was originally intended. Give Disney special treatment. Just because Disney sucks, doesn't mean copyright law need to suck.

    CyberfoxxyCyberfoxxy6 күн мурун
  • 10:07 Wait, what

    Luigi Player 14Luigi Player 146 күн мурун
  • _Uniquenameosaurus is typing..._

    IsmIsm6 күн мурун
  • 17:50 : Unlike copyrights, drug patents expire after 17 years. If the company creating the Alzheimer's treatment couldn't do it in 2005 due to a lack of patent rights, they could try again in 2022 when those same patents had all expired.

    rogermwilcoxrogermwilcox6 күн мурун
  • some old films have literally disintegrated because they weren’t well kept and people only tried to find out where they were after their copyright ended

    Sammy with a WhySammy with a Why7 күн мурун
  • In an alternate universe Alan Moore created a comic book empire that dwarfed Marvel and DC, and Walt Disney became a reclusive wizard.

    Reanetse MolelekiReanetse Moleleki7 күн мурун
  • A video about copyright sponsored by a company called Mine.

    Reanetse MolelekiReanetse Moleleki7 күн мурун
  • So if there's ever a Walt Disney biopic he's going to be played by Ryan Gosling, right?

    Reanetse MolelekiReanetse Moleleki7 күн мурун
    • Ryan gosling was one of the Disney club kids in the second Mickey Mouse club reboot. So, that’s why he’s in Lala Land and various other films.

      Slapstick GeniusSlapstick Genius3 күн мурун
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  • Someone should create & animate the original story Disney got his stories from .

    Rogelio FloresRogelio Flores7 күн мурун
    • Chuck jones did something that was based on the first jungle book story, Mowgli’s brothers. It was an animated tv special.

      Slapstick GeniusSlapstick Genius3 күн мурун
  • I don't understand the argument on their parts that they would lose money. Because it's money they wouldn't have gotten anyways. Artist still creat the art/story/game... they are just not making it public. So, they are not losing money, but stoping others from getting it. edit : After the initial period of monopoly.

    Pierre BodicPierre Bodic7 күн мурун
  • Research the abused stuations and just add laws to fix those If new problems pop up rinse and repeat

    İsmail Koçyiğitİsmail Koçyiğit7 күн мурун
  • To me, the Copyright Law is the only thing that protects the "Little Guy" and his/her creations, allowing them at least a chance of success in a world of huge franchises.

    Antony DrossosAntony Drossos7 күн мурун
  • With great power come great corruption.

    X95 23X95 237 күн мурун
  • Today copyright is better likened to a landmine. Whether intentional or not, if you create something that can be argued to be similar enough to a copyrighted article, you can be sued. In order to avoid this, the creator would have to employ researchers to determine if a new idea is at risk of a copyright claim. Limiting copyright to original term length (or even 14+14), and introducing prior art defenses (ala patent) would make creation much less risky and thus encouraging innovation.

    s vanners vanner7 күн мурун
  • Modify copyright? Yes. Remove it entirely? No. The mere concept of people getting first dibs on their ideas is valid, it's all these extensions that are the issue.

    EvilTomba42EvilTomba427 күн мурун
  • It's absurd that someone's kids should continue to reap rewards for something they did nothing to create when they've already benefited from all the money their parents made from it.

    TellerynTelleryn7 күн мурун
  • Another problem is that the identity of copyright holders becomes very muddled as decades pass. Most copyrights aren't extremely valuable and get passed around as part of bankruptcy sales and corporate buyouts. There are a ton of books, games, and music that are probably locked away for the next century because nobody is quite sure who owns the copyright and nobody wants to risk a lawsuit by publishing them.

    DMMike1DMMike17 күн мурун
  • It's such a disappointing feeling to realize that when you're a kid you love Disney but when you grow up you realize they're the villains all along

    Moon DoorMoon Door7 күн мурун
  • IP should be owned by a human and them alone, not their company and not their children. When that person dies, their ideas and inventions and creations should be fair game for public usage.

    Gregory FennGregory Fenn7 күн мурун
    • To be fair, copyright ending instantly after the creator dies, could lead to murders.

      Victor DamázioVictor Damázio7 күн мурун
  • I believe there needs to be a live media recognition software that would help actively heat map how to create new works maybe also limited to digital memory space of 1gb per person... whereas to have more that... other people still alive would need to get paid $100 each year as to keep the copyright. How I somewhat thought of that was from learning how website domain names work.

    ThankYouESMThankYouESM7 күн мурун
  • Copyright aka disney's excuse to keep the mouse

    CraytherlaygamingCraytherlaygaming7 күн мурун
  • When you are so protective of innovation that you choke the drive to innovation out of individuals

    Y_ IIIY_ III8 күн мурун
  • Do an episode about Outer Wilds!

    Jake ZetterJake Zetter8 күн мурун
  • We'd be entirely better off as a society if intellectual property laws didn't exist. I mean totally and completely: the moment something gets made it's public domain with no exceptions, no patents, no copyright, no trademark, literally none of it. I used to think that some level of IP laws made sense, then I saw a breakdown over how creative and inventive endeavors would get funded in a world with no IP laws by a creator who made their entire channel and creative works public domain, and it made so much more sense than our current system we really should just toss IP laws completely. A most basic level is that instead of paying for the final product at the distribution level, companies and creatives would make their money instead at the production level. As in, literally everything is crowdfunded to get made, but no one pays for the final product. Link to that creator's vid for anyone interested in his full breakdown: kgworld.info/wiki/video/0dKliqZ6hJyumK0

    Seeker ErebusSeeker Erebus8 күн мурун
  • Disney nowadays is the single most terrible thing existing in regards to culture. They control too much of it, don't make enough with what they have and prevent everyone else from doing much. They are a regular evil cyberpunk corporation but not in the future.

    Felipe KörbesFelipe Körbes8 күн мурун
  • Absolutely amazing video.

    _Vallee __Vallee _8 күн мурун
  • typical scumbag disney. Taking advantage of liberal copyright laws and public domain while restricting them for everyone else

    Eralen00Eralen008 күн мурун
  • They really put that court into the second stimulus? That's not good

    Jim FeigJim Feig8 күн мурун
  • Honestly, if Disney wants to hold copyright on one of their ORIGINAL creations; i.e. Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald, then fine. But, public domain stories like Alice In Wonderland, Mulan, Hercules, and others should not be kept under such control. If they want to copyright the designs, or original characters made from those adaptations, that is also fine. Disney should only Copyright what they originally created.

    CartoonLabCartoonLab8 күн мурун
    • The problem is that many public domain stories were once copyrighted, but then years passed and the authors died, and they became public domain, but Disney is probably never going to stop existing, that's why copyright for companies starts expiring after publication, not death of the author. A loophole that I can accept, is that not only Disney has a copyright on Mickey, but also a trademark, which covers stuff like company names, product names, logos and slogans, since Mickey is too important for the company, being the mascot for them, they won't lose the character as long as they use it, Mickey cartoons can become public domain, some of them are currently, Disney will lose the rights to old Mickey cartoons, but only they can use Mickey for new cartoons, but companies should not be allowed to have a trademark on every single character they created, only the ones that are vital to the company.

      Victor DamázioVictor Damázio8 күн мурун
  • I think there is a big difference between the copyright of a specific work, and the copyright on an intellectual property. If you develop a video game and people steal it and then sell it, that is some bullshit. If you think you own the word king, crush or saga and want to sue every game developer that puts one of those words in the title then you are a giant assclown. Insulin's patent was sold for 1$ so it could quickly be produced for those who needed it, now it's hostaged to leverage exorberant life taxes on the diabetic. Life-saving pills that cost less then 20 cents to produce cost 750$ on the market. That stuff is messed up and you all need to put a stop to it. As for ownership of works, I think that if you make it, other people should be allowed to enjoy it but maybe not make money off of it. Like if someone sells your music and pockets the proceeds, that should be illegal while I think file-sharing should be okay.

    Evelien HeerensEvelien Heerens8 күн мурун
  • The 14 years one was good in my opinion

    Guilherme CastroGuilherme Castro8 күн мурун
  • Copyright should be 5 years from first public showing. That should be plenty of time to profit from it and have sales dwindle before others start innovating with what you made. The current system is ludicrously insane.

    LBLB8 күн мурун
  • The tragedy of the commons doesn't apply to ideas since they are not a scarce good, and you making use of it doesn't prevent the original creator from doing so too. Also they require no maintenance. Of course things are never that simple irl. For some industries like the pharmaceutical, the cost of R&D is too high and could justify a SHORT monopoly period or they'd not even invest on it. Brand "impersonation" could be a big issue too.

    Juan GaltJuan Galt8 күн мурун
  • wow

    KilgorioKilgorio8 күн мурун
  • abolish copyright, that's the answer, always, always, always. saying so as an artist/writer, even.

    sparkpenguinsparkpenguin8 күн мурун
    • To be honest, as an artist/writer I think the old 14 year/24 year copyrights (that could be extended) were the right way to go about things. That sounds like the right way to protect an author's work/livelihood without also harming the general public.

      Iona StewartIona Stewart8 күн мурун
  • Sould just go back to 28 years maybe have an extension to 40 if working on items in that area (and can prove it).

    gloryknight1gloryknight18 күн мурун
  • Seeing how congress can't agree to save the fucking world, I'd say don't hold your breath on any copyright laws being abolished

    DesteronDesteron8 күн мурун
  • Applying the "tragedy of the commons" to stories is literal bullshit. Stories are not physical resources. The spreading of stories is inherent to humanity and human cultures, and stories that are spread more *stay alive longer*. Treating stories like some kind of physical resource that will dry up the more people consume it is just complete BS; stories are *nurtured* from people consuming them, not the other way around.

    Patricia Bristow-JohnsonPatricia Bristow-Johnson8 күн мурун
  • 1998 decision was also referred to as the Sonny Bono Act.....Speaking of Disney and copyright law, major missed opportunity in not mentioning the whole Dan O'Neill/Air Pirates V. Disney lawsuit, and subsequent precedents on copyright law....There's a good book, I think called "Free The Mouse": that covered the whole saga. Really crazy story about some underground comic artists taking on Disney and well, ultimately losing...but it's a great story.

    Paul GarnerPaul Garner8 күн мурун
    • I guess theres a wiki on Air Pirates now: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Pirates

      Paul GarnerPaul Garner8 күн мурун
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