Cops playing copyrighted music to stop video of them being posted online

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And who can forget “Singin’ in the Rain” from the movie “A Clockwork Orange”? :smirk:

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Simple solution - post the videos without sound. Or caption them with what you asked and noting that you can’t play sound because of their tactics.

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Seems to me that counts as a public performance of that music by the police officer. I am sure the police officer has paid the necessary license fees and whatnot for such public performance?

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Only the guilty have anything to fear. Feeling guilty Sgt Billy Fair, in you “Blue Lives Matter” mask? What a tosspot.

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Or run the video through any of countless filters that will remove music and leave voice (like karaoke in reverse).

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This. Fight (copyright) fire with (copyright) fire.

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A defaced US flag has no place on someone wearing a government uniform.

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Couldn’t one clip the audio between the words? They probably wouldn’t detect it with someone speaking over it, would they?

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Technically it’s fair use, because it’s a parody. A parody of justice.

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ACAB
All day long

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To everyone saying that it’s fair use, or they could tweak the audio, or it’s somehow not a violation of copywrite… that’s not the point. The issue is the net youtube casts is too wide, it’s pulling in the dolphins with the tuna. I think Cory Doctorow has written a number of great articles on the topic of filtering.

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Isn’t it an offence to deface the US flag?

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Or post them to Google Drive instead.

Or a hosting platform that isn’t youtube. They exist!

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gotta admit, it’s a clever tactic.

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it’s also Fair use, because Fair is using it, but he’s being rather unfair in doing so

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From up here North, I’d say probably not.

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I for one appreciate Sgt. Billy Fair letting everyone know exactly what kind of cop he is.

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But then these assholes will just claim that the video has been edited/manipulated

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Lemon’s Law: Anything parodied on 30 Rock will eventually become reality.

One of my favorite scenes from r/30ROCK
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