hey y'all it's Betsy from cuttin corners
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by a million Nederland Texas and today
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we have a fun but it's a different kind
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of video for you I have been asked quite
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a bit over what's the difference between
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a personal use and a commercial use SVG
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what to do about copyrighted material so
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I figured we would put it all in one
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handy little place now I am no expert I
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do not know all the laws off the top of
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my head but there are some things that I
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know for sure and that's the information
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that I'm going to give you today now
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with that being said I wanted to go
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ahead and remind you right now all the
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SVG's on our website are on sale for 99
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cents and with that means that all of
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the SVG's on our website are limited
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commercial use so that means you can
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recreate an item with that SVG on there
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up to 50 times if you plan on using it
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more than that purchase another copy of
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the SVG and that gives you more licenses
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to it now I don't have time to go in
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police how many times you're using it so
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you know it's up to y'all to be honest
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and that's where a lot of this stuff
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comes into play it's up to you to be
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honest because if you do break the law
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you might not get caught but does that
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make it right no okay so the first thing
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we're going to go over is personal use
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SVG's most SVG's for most websites
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unless otherwise stated are for personal
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use only so that means you can use it to
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make something for yourself or a gift
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for a friend but that does not mean you
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can take and make it to recreate it to
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sell it to somebody else hopefully that
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makes sense
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so it is not something that can be
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resold limited commercial use what my
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SVG's are they can be put on items to be
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sold up to a certain amount of times and
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there will be typically some type of
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licensing agreement that states that
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okay number three commercial use a lot
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of these are lifetime commercial uses
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which they can be
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many times as you want to on items to be
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sold now typically with any type of
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personal use limited commercial use or
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commercial use SVG's that does not mean
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you can take an interesting part of the
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element and recreate your own design
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with it a lot of licenses do not allow
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that so it is important for you to read
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through the licensing agreement now a
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lot of times it may seem like a jumble
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of words but again to keep yourself safe
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and to keep yourself from getting suit
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it is very important to read through
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those licensing agreements now
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copyrighted items Disney Harry Potter
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Looney Tunes anything that has that
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brand logo means it is not available to
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reproduce to be sold at all now if you
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notice I make Disney SVG's I don't sell
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them those are given away on patreon if
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your patreon supporter you get access to
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them it's not me trying to sell them I'm
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gonna make stuff for myself and my
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family which is not against the law but
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if you're buying or selling anything
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with a Disney logo Harry Potter anything
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along those lines it is illegal now
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there are some discretionary things that
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come along with it
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there are parity laws and things like
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that and I don't know enough about that
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to really tell you what can and cannot
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be done now I've heard a lot of people
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say well I saw it sold on Etsy well just
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because it sold on Etsy does not make it
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legal a lot of times those places who
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are selling those items have not been
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caught yet but again that does not make
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it legal and that's one of the things I
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want to reiterate you is what legally
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what is legal and what's not because
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Disney if they send you a letter to
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cease and desist you better cease and
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desist or you're gonna get sued if your
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mass-producing items like say Disney or
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Louie Vuitton things that are
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supposed to be sold as genuine and
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they're fakes homeland security will get
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involved in a lot of people don't know
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that but homeland security is in charge
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of fraudulent items if you have a
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boutique and you've bought stuff from
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China that has Disney characters or
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Louis Vuitton or Gucci or things like
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that you can get arrested for selling
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those items you can be put in prison you
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can have hefty hefty fines place against
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you so if you're wanting to risk it
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that's on you I mean and that's the
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nicest way I can put it but I'm not
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going to put myself at risk or my family
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or my business at risk to sell the items
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that are not of my own creation
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hopefully that makes sense Geoff's
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hopefully this doesn't come across this
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too preachy but I figured that this was
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a very important topic that doesn't get
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brought up enough in the craft world
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because a lot of people think well I
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bought the fabric that has Disney
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characters on it at Hobby Lobby I can
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make a quilt with it and sell it no you
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can't most the time and it may not be
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stated on that fabric but if you look it
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up like if you look at it on Cricut and
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you purchase one of their Disney SPG's
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it says for personal use only you can
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use it to make something for you you can
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use it to make a gift for a friend but
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you cannot make it in result Disney
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paper all that type of stuff our items
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that are copyrighted so they are for
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personal use
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only period and hopefully this helps you
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out and you can now I'm not to sit here
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and saying that you cannot get a
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licensing agreement with Disney or with
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Universal for the Harry Potter stuff or
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Jurassic Park or anything like that I'm
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not saying that
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but if you're purchasing it you may want
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to ask especially if you're buying it
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off of Etsy hey do you have a license to
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be selling this now I'm not saying turn
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anybody in because here's the thing
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about it when you're doing something
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wrong karma will get you in the end or
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at least that's the way that I look at
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it karma will get you in the end but you
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need to know what to do to predict
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protect yourself in your business so
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understanding these types of terms is
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very very important if you're wanting to
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do this for business purposes again if
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you want to sell Disney items and you do
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not have a license with Disney do it at
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your own risk because you might not get
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caught today you might not get caught
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tomorrow but eventually you probably
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will get caught does me especially I
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know they take their branding extremely
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seriously I've seen all over the place
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on Facebook boutiques getting shut down
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and shocked by homeland security because
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people are selling fake Louboutin fake
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Gucci that type of thing and even
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sometimes upcycling like using you know
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like when you see someone use a piece of
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a louisvil Tong purse to make like those
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key chain rings or to make a belt or a
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different type of bag that is still
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illegal because Louie Vuitton doesn't
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want their logo used in a product that
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they didn't make so just so you know you
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need to be wary of that and understand
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these types of things because in the end
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is it worth your livelihood is it worth
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your freedom is it worth it to your
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pocketbook because I know for myself
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personally it's not you know because
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I've been asked well I don't want to
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join patreon can I just buy that SVG no
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you can't those are given away because I
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made them not because
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I want to see someone selling an item
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with it because yet again that's illegal
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I don't know if this video is going to
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come off super preachy or not and it
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probably will but it whenever it comes
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to business sense understanding these
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things are extremely important because
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it's it's the right thing to do I mean
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that baby design is Bambi is Disney's
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intellectual property now there are
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certain ways around it like certain
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things unless it's done in Disney's
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style like Sleeping Beauty because it's
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such an old story it's not all of
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Disney's property that's why you can see
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other people using like Grimm's fairy
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tales and making like a snow white movie
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but it's not the same thing as Disney's
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Snow Light if that makes sense some of
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them saying because copyright laws
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certain things our own it like
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copyrights are only protected for a
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certain amount of time and some things
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are old enough where they're no longer
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protected but again you need to look it
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up you need to make sure what you're
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doing is legal those responsibilities
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fall on you nobody's out there is going
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to sit there in police every single
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thing that you do but remember that if
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you run the risk of doing something that
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isn't correct you do run the risk of
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losing everything I mean that's plain
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and simple there's no other way to put
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it
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and to make you understand that you run
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the risk of literally losing everything
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if you break the laws and sometimes it's
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as simple as you get sued and lose
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everything that you have
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and again to me those things are not
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worth the risk and you need to realize
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that when you go into business to make
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sure you're doing things the correct way
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so again hopefully this video didn't get
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too preachy I feel like it did but again
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I think it is a very important topic
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that isn't talked about a lot so if you
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them so they can look at it and
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hopefully understand because you know
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whenever I first started my business 15
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years ago I didn't know all the ins and
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outs of everything and there were
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probably some things oh I know there
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were some things that I did that weren't
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correct so I try to make sure that
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people in even though I didn't get
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caught does it make me feel better that
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I did things the wrong way I guess
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that's the best way to put it so I want
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to make sure other people understand
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that there are consequences even if you
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might not feel the consequences in the
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beginning or you may never get caught
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but then that's on your conscience so
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again like this video share this video
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you tomorrow for a live video bye