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Copyright issues: Beware! “Filmed by You” stealing other companies’ work!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Danny O’Neill Ah, but legal fees for copyright infringement will be passed onto the customer will they not?
06 October at 10:44 · Unlike · 1 person
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos Hello Danny, Im not sure what you mean – please explain?
06 October at 14:23 · Like
Danny O’Neill Your info page is lifted directly from Shoot it yourself. Your website content is also lifted directly (yup, ive seen it). The idea is fair game but copyright can and will get you in a whole lot of trouble. also, dont forget your MCPS and PPL licences.
06 October at 14:33 · Unlike · 2 people
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos Hello Danny, nice to hear from you again 🙂 Their website, under law, dose not have any protection under copyright. They need to seek proper advice on what copyright is. Or you could tell them – They need to include a name of the legal copyright owner – it as to be a legal entity. What they have is not a legal entity. The legal entity can however be a website address or a company, a person or any legal entity. However if it was copyrighted there is such a thing as limitations and exceptions to copyright, such as fair use – which means it is ok to copy a small amount to use however we like. Which is what we have on this page as a tempory stop gap. I do know you have not seen our website as it is not even built yet but when it is it will not be a copy of anything that could be copyrighted. We simplily used your friends site as an example of the type of business we run. I hope that clears up your worries and wish your friends a massive amount of success with their little site and business 🙂
06 October at 17:42 · Like
Danny O’Neill You also have to remember that copying like that is un-cool and in this business while somethings you do may be legal’ish the bad word from one bride can destroy even the most established of business’s.
06 October at 17:48 · Unlike · 1 person
Danny O’Neill Surely it would be easier, less risky and of more benefit to your own business to use your own words, even in the short term. If a bride is looking for a shoot it yourself business then surely they would come across yourself AND SIY. Then, when they see both with the same text alarm bells ring. They then base their choices on which is the most reputable and to be honest, SIY have the more honest looking and professional site. Same goes for your requests to copy their videos and send them to you along with their graphics system.
06 October at 17:50 · Unlike · 1 person
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos Hello again Danny, I didn’t expert such a quick reply 🙂 The people who are building our site misunderstood regarding the videos. We certainly will not pretend they are ours. I can assure you none will be on our site. Keep an eye on our page – you’ll be able to see our site soon. I also need to reaffirm Danny that what we have done is totally 100% legal (not legal-ish) – please don’t say otherwise as I wouldn’t want you slandering ourselves 🙂
06 October at 18:31 · Like
Danny O’Neill So lets say your site had totally original content, videos, text, whatever. And someone came along, copied, pasted and made their own site and didnt give credit to the original source, and your saying you would be totally cool with that because it’s legal?
06 October at 19:36 · Unlike · 1 person
Danny O’Neill I shall let you continue on your merry way. It is worth pointing out however that since the 1st April 1989 all works on the internet are the copyrighted property of their creator. Might be worth looking into the Berne convention.
06 October at 19:52 · Like · 5 people
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos Its been lovely talking with you Danny, you take care and we wish you all the best 🙂
06 October at 20:31 · Like
Barbara Williams WOW
08 October at 16:40 · Like
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos ?:) thanks Barbara Williams – are you getting married in the next 12 months?
08 October at 20:22 · Like
Timothy Keila hehehehhehehehhe
08 October at 20:41 · Like
Timothy Keila Film by you !!!! ohhh
08 October at 20:41 · Like
Lisa Penrose Echoing Danny’s superb comments about copyright and professionalism, I saw the advert you posted – and I find it astonishing that you think ripping off Shoot It Yourself’s videos to be ‘re-branded’ as your own is ‘legal’! Also, rigging your Facebook likes and using Shoot It Yourself’s own illustrations – – of the stick men (which I personally saw the director of SIY draw herself!) on your website is in no way acceptable.

Luckily your website doesn’t give any impression of quality. As for your claims of being cheaper – your prices are actually hundreds of pounds more expensive! What a joke.

Again, I don’t see the problem with creating a business to do a similar service – just have the creativity and intelligence to come up with your own text, drawings and video edits!

Oh, and learn how to use spell checker while you’re at it.
Monday at 20:18 · Unlike · 2 people
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos Hiya Lisa darling this as nothing whatsoever to do with us. Lisa – we don’t even have a website yet dafty so I don’t what you have seen but its not our website is it?? bless ya getting all stressy with us. I guess you work for them too? You both do sound so stressed with things – its hard building up a business isn’t it 🙁 I hope everything works out well for you and things start getting better soon. You take care 🙂 xxx
Monday at 20:59 · Like
Lisa Penrose No, I don’t work for them, just a good friend! And your website
DOES rip off Shoot It Yourself. Not stressed, just think that integrity and professionalism is important for business.
Monday at 21:05 · Unlike · 1 person
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos hello again – thats not our site my darling 🙂 xx
Monday at 21:11 · Like
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos Our site will be completed in the next few days so you can see for yourself 🙂 xx
Monday at 21:13 · Like
Lisa Penrose A website that’s titled ‘Film By You’ and says they use Engine House editing suit [sic] as per your own description on the info section of this fbook page – I think it is! … Looking forward to hearing about the legal case coming your way.

Thanks ‘darling’!
Monday at 21:18 · Unlike · 1 person
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos Hello once more 🙂 I beleive this site was created by the people we first hired to design our site. We sacked them after a week due to a number of problems. We are not responsible for anything they have on their site – you will need to take it up with them 🙂 xx
Monday at 21:23 · Like
Film By You – Edited By Us – Wedding Videos Anything else Lisa? You really do seem like you have a lot to get off your chest tonight? Im guessing things arnt going too well for shoot-it-yourself as you seem really worried about us been in competition. Im sure it will all work out for them if they keep up the hard work 🙂 xx
Monday at 21:26 · Like
Lisa Penrose Lol – no, actually are doing really well, all their hard work and amazing skills are creating unique and wonderful memories for their client’s special day. As I said before, fair competition is not an issue, it’s just disgraceful when things are ripped off and lazily botched together in a hurry to jump on the back of a really successful company. Thought any potential clients of yours should be aware!
Monday at 21:39 · Unlike · 1 person
Elaine Borges-Ibañez I can add my comments to these stream too…This Facebook Page stole one of my photos and passed it off as its own by pasting THEIR web address over MY fun wedding picture in huge letters. We also shot the video for that bride, so can categorically state that no other professional – or otherwise video camera was present on the day. I also find it very naive that you undervalue the actual knowledge and ability to shoot acceptable, steady and creative footage using a professional HD video camera, so can only pity the gullible brides and grooms that end up relying on your services. xx Reel Life Photos
4 minutes ago · Unlike · 1 person

Hi Elaine,

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We have removed or disabled access to the third-party or user-generated content you have reported to us for violating our Statement of Rights & Responsibilities.

If you have additional infringements to report, please submit a new claim using our forms at:

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Other IP (non-copyright):

If you have any further questions, please visit the Intellectual Property section of our Help Center at the following address:

Thanks for contacting Facebook,

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—–Original Message to Facebook—–
Subject: Copyright Notification Complaint: #208726459193156

Name: Elaine Borges-Ibanez
Postal address: 64 Alexandra Crescent
WF13 4HL
Telephone: +44 1924 430115
Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.:
Identify the content on our site that you claim infringes your copyright.:
Where does the infringing content appear on our site? Please provide URLs to help us locate the content you are reporting.:
How does the content infringe your rights?: These are professional photos by me ( Reel Life Photos), and this company is pretending that it is THEIR work! See the whole wedding on my Blog here…
By submitting this notice, you declare that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted content described above, in the manner you have complained of, is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent or the law. You also declare that the information in this notice is accurate. And finally, you declare under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner or authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed.: I agree
Electronic Signature: Elaine Borges-Ibanez

—–End Original Message to Facebook—–

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