Is it legal to upload TV clips from my favorite shows to sites like YouTube?
In most cases, it's not legal to copy content you don't own and then post it on the Internet. Sites such as YouTube have been known to have video clips, for example, from popular television shows. However, such clips are often posted without permission from the networks -- and some networks are in dispute with YouTube over those clips. A similar situation occurred when music fans posted their favorite songs to the Internet starting a decade ago -- some record labels took action. So, yes, if you upload clips from TV shows or movies to YouTube or other video sites, you could be violating copyright law.
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