Copyright Warning on TV Shows: No Uploading to the Internet?
I rarely read the end credits of any television show, but this one caught my eye
Credits appear on screen for about 18 frames a piece (which is around half a second) and no one can read that fast, but I thought I saw the word ‘internet’ in the end credits of one of my favorite shows, Scrubs. I snagged a screen cap of the credit in question, embedded above.
Warning: this is copyrighted material and duplication, exhibition, or distribution, including uploading to the internet may result in legal penalties.
Since I downloaded this show, I’m perturbed by this after-the-fact legalese, thrown in as some legal protection.
What Do You Think
Are shows shown on public television really protected? Since we can videotape it (now DVR it) to save for a later viewing (legally, I might add, according to the Supreme Court), is it so hard to think you wouldn’t store it beyond it’s one viewing, and possibly share it with friends? Leave your thoughts in the comments!