Is Downloading videos from Vimeo and uploading them on a diffrent website illegal?
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Posted 5/21/14
I have no idea the world is crazy these days
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Posted 5/21/14
Sort of.

If the original content creator finds out their stuff is being rehosted on some other service/website, they can request to have it pulled down.
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Posted 5/21/14 , edited 5/21/14
what if there are the same videos like one the creator posted I mean like I search Bad Apple Touhou on youtube and there are tons of the same stuff in the results

By the way is it free to download on Vimeo?
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I mean, if there are multiple copies of the same video, it must mean they just either haven't been caught/no one has flagged the video. It's pretty common to see something that's popular uploaded multiple times by various users.

And as far as I know about downloading videos from Vimeo, as long as the uploader has it available, you should be able to download it free of charge.
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If you're monetizing someones original IP or if you're preventing the IP holder from being able to monetize it themselves by uploading their content to your own channel or a third party site without their permission, that is illegal.

If the content in question falls under fair use (such as a parody or something used for educational purposes) it would be ok.
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Forgot about the monetization part. I think it would made more sense if I brought that up, good looks.
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Posted 5/22/14
Heads up to Vimeo users:

- Vimeo rolls out Copyright Match to find and remove illegal videos (May 21, 2014)
- http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/21/5738584/vimeo-copyright-match-finds-and-removes-illegal-videos

Vimeo went many, many years without an automated copyright tool akin to YouTube's Content ID, but today the free-for-all is over. The video site has launched Copyright Match, a system that it says has been designed to "respect the boundaries of copyright law and the rights of other creators." In a blog post, Vimeo notes that its website exists to showcase original work and has never been a home for pirated content like TV show rips, movie screeners, and professional sports broadcasts.
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Posted 5/22/14
EVERYTHING'S Illegal these Days...
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Posted 5/22/14
Videos are copyrighted by the uploaded party if they are the creator unless it is something without creativity such as stating facts.

For example you make a video including some background music and a slide show of some type while doing an educational video you are demonstrating creativity since you took time to go beyond just displaying facts.

However, you cannot copyright something like you taking multiple game screenshots with nothing else (this is if you even have the rights to use the screenshots to make a video with.)

Basically, if a video has any effort put in to separate it from other videos it is copyright protected by the creator. If you make a video that is just a scene from a movie for example you are not copyright protected and most likely if not given rights or permission you are breaking their copyright.

Downloading a video and re-uploading it is similar to buying a e-book and then using your copy to allow others to copy basically it violates the copyright rules and is not legal.

To be safe, just don't download and re-upload other people's stuff unless you ask them first and get a written consent otherwise it can always be taken action on.
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