Why would Duncan Oldham produce this statement?
He puts his own clips of copyright TV coverage online. He uses a mixture of YouTube and his own servers to do so.
So why has he decided he’ll start removing stuff after 48 hours? To avoid getting caught? He knows, quite clearly, that he ought to ask for permission before distributing a clip from the TV. For most people I’m sure the copyright owners would turn a blind eye – in some cases they even use the computer video format as a way of spreading the word about their products. I don’t think the Premier League are so keen on someone using his satellite system to record goals and then put them onto his servers, and to then only allow people who pay him to see them.
If the Premier League were happy for this to happen they’d have offered it as one of the packages available to bid for in the recent round of rights-sales. And I doubt an overweight Newcastle season-ticket holder could afford to put a winning bid in anyway.
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So Oldham’s clearly got worried about having those videos on his site. He won’t take the blame himself though – it’s easier for him to pretend he only puts videos on his readers send in. Liar, Mr Oldham. This is untrue.
On the webpage http://www.koptalk. info/memberoptions.shtml Mr Oldham offers…
** Links to downloadable LFC games (full 90 mins)
** Links to free online LIVE video coverage
** Links to video clips of every LFC goal
…as part of a comparison of why you should choose to join his Gold Club. I’d say that pretty much contradicts what he’s been saying. And as I say, many of those video clips are hosted by him.
*UPDATE July 15th 13.35: It’s been suggested to me that there is some form of legal ruling in place which says that a site owner is permitted to host small clips (which goal clips would be) on their site for a short period of time. They must then be removed. This may be why Dunk is saying what he says above. He may also have been made aware that this is something he’s allowed to do. I doubt he knew this until recently, otherwise he’d not be making this announcement. If someone has time perhaps they’ll be able to find out about this. I’ve also been informed that the length of time considered to be a “short” length of time isn’t defined anywhere yet, and hasn’t been tested in a court of law. Dunk’s site currently contains clips that are much older than 48 hours old. Liverpool haven’t played in the last 48 hours and he’s got clips stored on his servers.