Tue 29 Jan, 2019 03:23 am
Is it copyright if I stream Facebook Lives of myself commentating a live sports match? I didn't even show the TV which was on mute. I got blocked for 3 days. So frustrating.
You know how you get a message during, before, or after a sportscast which says, "This broadcast is copyrighted and cannot be rebroadcast without the express written permission of the broadcaster"?
Yeah. You did that.
But I'm not rebroadcasting it? I'm talking about it and giving my own thoughts?
What did your viewers SEE?
You said you streamed the event while talking about it.
You were commenting on a live sporting event, radio channels have to pay a licence to do that. You've not paid anything.
Oh - YOU were watching the game but not showing the screen, then broadcasting it live on FB.
That makes no difference, radio stations don't show the match either, but they still have to pay for the right to broadcast live commentary.
Yep. This is a licensing situation. Radio stations, etc. pay a ton of $$ for the rights to broadcast and comment.