Copyright lawyers say you shouldn’t click through to the websites of copyright owners to download a video without permission.
What you should do, however, is search out the copyright owner’s website and find the address.
If it’s in the United States, for example, you can send the copyright holder an email or send a fax, and ask them to confirm your request, says Andrew Kowalski, a copyright lawyer in London.
“If they say no, send a text message or email and ask for their permission to see the video.”
For the UK, you could also use a service like YouTube, which gives users the ability to “unlock” the video by clicking on a button at the bottom of the page.
If you click on the “unlocked” button, the video will then play in the background for a few seconds, then resume the video with the copyright owners permission.
“You could ask YouTube for a refund, or a change of name, or to change the copyright, or even make it less expensive,” Kowalcski says.
How to avoid getting sued If you find an infringement, it might help if you know exactly where it is, Kowalingki says, so you can go ahead and contact the copyright holders.
If your video is infringing, there are two things you can do to help protect yourself: go to the website you want to download the video from, and search for the copyright number.
You can do this by going to YouTube’s YouTube homepage or by clicking the “Tools” tab at the top of the main page, then “Tools”.
Go to the copyright page and look for the number that corresponds to the video you want.
You’ll then need to click on it and “uninstall”.
If the video has no copyright number, you’ll need to go to YouTube and search the video for it.
You may also need to contact the video’s creators.
The copyright holder will then provide you with an email address, which you can use to request that the video be removed from YouTube.
If the copyright is still registered, you might be able to contact them and ask to change it.
“The copyright holder can take the video down if they think it’s hurting their business,” Kower says.
“It’s their business to do that.”