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Storm trooper costumes should trigger 'Matched Third Party Content' like music does on Youtube.

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by S7AR_F0RCE, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. S7AR_F0RCE

    S7AR_F0RCE Jedi Youngling

    Jul 1, 2013
    Youtube will notify 'third party violations' for stolen music - they should do the same for such an obvious costume.

    Anyone with a video camera can get a storm trooper outfit and 'make' a star wars video - is this even fair?

    This is a fight scene between a storm trooper and 'dr spock' from star trek
    It's OTT: since when do storm troopers punch people?
    let alone massive 'superman' punches?
    This isn't how storm troopers EVER behave
    should people be able to just do what they like with the costume? royalty free?

    This one is a parody of storm troopers themselves

    It's 100% in the star wars universe with 100% star wars troopers, so why is that ok?
    if they put it to a Justin Beiber song they would have to pay royalties for the music (or the video would be taken down) but there are no such royalties or restrictions for the use of the storm trooper costumes?

    Am I the only one who thinks so?
  2. Merkual

    Merkual Jedi Knight star 4

    Jun 3, 2013
    so if I understand you correctly you're worried about copyright issues?

    Does this only involve storm troopers or other things from Star Wars too?
  3. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Nov 19, 2009
    Costuming is something that has never really been restricted (IIRC). Anyone with the money and motivation can make (or buy) a Stormtrooper costume. Or Jedi Robes. Or Imperial Guard armor. Or Mando armor. So on and so forth.

    And comparing it to music is a bit of a non-starter. Musical artists have always been more strict about people using (or abusing) their material. Which they are within their rights to do...people uploading music to YouTube and such is taking money from album sales.

    Sticking someone in a Stormtrooper costume doing things a ST wouldn't do isn't hurting SW sales any. Probably helping matters really, since it gets publicity.
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