Copyrighted materials in my YouTube video: Where's the line?
February 13, 2014 7:21 PM Subscribe
I'm considering making a YouTube video explaining the concept of regulated monopolies for my employer, which provides services to such groups. The purpose of the video is educational -- it would be tagged with my firm's logo, but couldn't be construed as advertising. I was thinking of using Monopoly pieces as a visual aid. Where's the line?
posted by blueshammer to Law & Government (9 answers total)
When I do a presentation, I only use images that I can get attribution and permission for. But I'm not sure that extends to be using red plastic hotels and pewter Scottie dogs on camera. Does it make a difference if, for instance, I use the pieces but not the board? The money but not the Community Chest cards? Does it matter if no one piece is onscreen for more than two seconds? Obviously there's no denying that I'm using this material because of its association with Monopoly; would it be different if I found little plastic hotels and metal wheelbarrows that weren't manufactured by Hasbro?