Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Can you please explain what specifically you need to use the wording for, what is the arrangement you have with the content you are trying to protect?
I have a website which is about to sell online videos which people can watch after they have paid for a password. I want to prevent people as best as I can from sharing the password, and to reinforce that we own the copyright of the video
As far as I'm aware as well once someone has purchased access to a video they are not entitled to a refund if they are unhappy with the video or its content. I'm not expecting that kind of reaction the video we are providing is professional filmed with relevant and detailed information but need appropriate terms with connection to this.
What would you expect to happen if someone shares your password XXXXX content for example?
I would expect to lose a lot of money! especially if it gets onto a forum!
ok leave it with me please I will reply on here shortly
The content you provide access to would be automatically copyrighted by law in any event because copyright is automatically given to the creator of an original piece. So as long as you are the one who created the videos in question you would be the copyright owner by default and will have legal rights over the content regardless of whether there was a specific clause covering it or not. However, it is always useful to have something in writing to remind the users of what rights you have and what may happen if they breach that copyright. So you could have a standard copyright clause in your terms and conditions to cover this, along the lines of:
“The content of this website, including but not limited to, all videos, photographs, images text, graphics, music and sound (“the Content”) is protected by copyright law and other intellectual property rights.
Any access credentials to the Content (such as usernames and passwords) are issued for your own personal use only and must not be distributed or otherwise made public to third parties. Doing so would amount to a breach of these Terms, place you in breach of contract and potential copyright infringement.”
That sounds good! Can I just copy and paste that?
yes you can
Thats great! Thank you!
Is it appropriate to put at the start of the above statement, ' by purchasing this video you have agreed to the following terms and conditions' the customer will have that knowledge prior to purchase as well
oh yes of course, this is just a part of what I believed were longer T&Cs
OK sounds fine
Great, please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks
That looks great to me, thank you
You are welcome