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Posted 28. November 2022 by Logistik-Express in Allgemein

The principle of reaction videos is simple: like “Let`s Play” videos, the content creator reacts to another video from his own point of view or comments on it. Sometimes it`s just a matter of making fun of the other video. Interestingly, it often happens that the video that the content creator is responding to was created by another content creator. The problem with reaction videos is that they have a high chance of getting a copyright claim. In this case, either the money generated by the video goes to the original creator or you have to delete the video. Ultimately, content creators who post reaction videos need to pay attention to the extent to which the video uses the original work. If a reaction video simply republishes an original work to serve the same purpose or send the same message as the original, fair dealing is an unlikely defense. [18] However, if the reaction video uses the original work as a backdrop to create something new, as was the case in most of the videos Equals Three talks about, then a fair use conclusion is likely, as the latter video attracts a different audience than the original and requires additional creative effort on the part of the content creator. The same seems to be true when the reaction video is created to explain appreciation or, as in Klein, contempt for the original. Therefore, content creators can still create fair use protected reaction videos by providing jokes, comments, reviews, graphics, and/or additional modifications for the original copyrighted videos, especially when short clips of the original videos are interspersed with such meaningful and original messages. Access your YouTube analytics> hover over your video with the copyright claim and click “View details”, click > click “Select Action” and select “Disputes” from the drop-down options> In the next window, click “Fair Dealing”, which means you won`t be trying to claim the reaction video as your own work> You should be redirected to the “Provide a reason” section. Here you need to enter “reaction video” in the “Fair Use Type” field.

> In the next field, simply enter two sentences to justify that you do not intend to claim the video as your own work, and that you simply give your opinion and comments while reacting to the video, sending > hit. Your dispute will be forwarded for review. React videos don`t provide exposure. After watching the React videos, viewers are not interested in the original video. And many people react even without mentioning the original video or channel. The process of creating reaction videos from Wondershare Filmora is simple. Unlike the previous method where you had to align both videos to the timeline, Filmora doesn`t require you to do so. DISCLAIMER: Due to the generality of this update, the information contained in this document may not be applicable in all situations and should not be implemented without specific legal advice based on specific situations. Right now, YouTube has many active reaction channels, and day by day, more and more people want to create their own because it`s easy to create. If you use someone`s video, you can get a copyright claim for using the content without their permission.

Mainly when responding to music videos. There are a few differences between Let`s Play videos and reaction videos. For example, Let`s Play videos often show a playback of an entire game, while reaction videos can only play clips of the video to which the content creator responds. However, this may not be the case for Twitch streamers who livestream their reactions to videos, as live streaming videos cannot be edited in advance in the same way as YouTube videos. So if a Twitch streamer doesn`t pause and skip parts of the video, they probably play most or all of the video in their own stream. Now watch the video and give your honest reaction. If you want to say something in between, just pause your YouTube video and express your thoughts. The final fair use factor weighs the economic impact that an allegedly infringing work has on an original work. In the context of reaction videos, this damage is manifested by the number of “views” or lack thereof, that the original work receives. But while platforms like YouTube allow anyone to view the daily audience stats of a particular video, it`s not enough to show a drop in views after a response video is posted. In Equals Three and Klein, for example, the courts held that mere claims of market harm could not prove that the reaction videos in question affected the number of viewers of the original works.

And such a correlation between reaction videos and original works would not necessarily favour the rights holder. In other words, the fourth fair dealing factor does not simply refer to general market damage. On the contrary, “the role of the courts is to distinguish between biting criticism, which merely suppresses the claim, and copyright infringement, which they usurp.” [14] I hate weak sauce reaction channels where they don`t add new information, knowledge, or perspectives, but not all of them are like that. Original Human, Cinnamon Toast Ken or Girls Play are examples of good reaction channels. Sssniper Wolf and Beast React embody for me the worst React channels. I watched the videos before issuing withdrawals and deciding if the commenter added value or just said “wow,” “oh,” and “cool.” You probably shouldn`t if the reaction video doesn`t serve the same purpose as your video (i.e. your video is music and the reactor stops so many times that the joy of listening to the song is ruined, i.e. if someone wants to listen to the song to stage it, it has to come to your download), or if the reactor exposes you to a new audience and it contributes greatly to your success. Once you`ve set everything up, it only takes 10 minutes to create a reaction video that can be uploaded to YouTube. There`s no denying that some people would go on your channel just because of this reaction. If MORE people respond to it, then it`s just more attention for you.

I suspect the reaction title includes the title of your video, so anyone can search for it if they want. When people talk about your business, it`s much better than not letting anyone see your “hard work.” You`re probably allowed to monetize your video, but depending on the reaction video, you may need to share your revenue with the copyright holder. Or if the copyright holder doesn`t allow it, you won`t be able to monetize your video. However, many creators display copyrighted content in their reaction video, which can raise eyebrows. So here`s the big question. Does a reaction video infringe copyright? [9] Id. at 1106 (“Here, point-and-shoot videos do not show the cinematic masterpiece of many famous directors. However, the Court cannot say that they mainly provide factual information.

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