Why Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night are Illegal

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Half as Interesting : To clarify, just because you can find an image on Google doesn't mean it's legal. This law is very loosly enforced but still is a law.

gaming4you : Alright, so my next goal is to go to Paris and start flying vlogs and other videos at night around the Eiffel tower. That's a really shit restriction

The Faptain : Baguettes and their ridiculous law

Dexter galang : Then video it in night

Javed Ali : My current wallpaper is Eiffel Tower at night,THUG LIFE. B|

Authentik : never heard of that, but great video!

Anna Halton : Lmaoo this has to be a joke wtf

WTFdanni : Aight talk to Victoria's Secret then lmao

TheCodedGamer : Copyright laws are stupid. Unless you are damaging the profit or reputation of the owner/creator of the piece, then what the hell is the problem with taking a photo of their "artwork"?

Calvin236 : There's a time lapse of the Eiffel Tower at night that came with my Apple Watch. Send Tim Cook to jail!

Bluefire : What the jimmy crickets did you just flaming say about me, you little bozo? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Cub Scouts, and I've been involved in numerous secret camping trips in Wyoming, and I have over 300 confirmed knots. I am trained in first aid and I'm the top bandager in the entire US Boy Scouts (of America). You are nothing to me but just another friendly face. I will clean your wounds for you with precision the likes of which have never been seen before on this annual trip, mark my words. You think you can get away with saying those shenanigans to me over the Internet? Think again, finkle. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of MSN friends across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the seminars, man. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your bake sale. You're friggin done, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can tie knots in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only I'm extensively trained in road safety, but I have access to the entire manual of the United States Boy Scouts (of America) and I will use it to its full extent to train your miserable butt on the facts of the continents, you little schmuck. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your silly little tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you are paying the price, you goshdarned sillyhead. I will throw leaves all over you and you will dance in them. You're friggin done, kiddo. - The Animator

P̷s̷ʏ̷ᴄ̷ʜ̷ᴏ̷ᴛ̷ɪ̷ᴄ̷ R̷ᴀ̷ɪ̷ɴ̷ʙ̷ᴏ̷ᴡ̷ᴢ̷ : Panorama is in Europe??

Dingy Dong FUCKING TWINKIE : I’ve taken a picture of the Eiffel Tower at night...

Amit Kumar : This type of stupid restrictions are called as *chutiyapa* in Hindi.

Safa : sometimes humans are so extra bruh

Mr. Voicecrack : Haha, bullshit.

Vanick Bg : I am a fifteen years and last year i went to Paris and took a picture of the Eiffel Tower at night. Damn it now they're probably gonna find me and do something on me to prevent me building a replica of the Tower. Bad time to be living :( LOL

Alessandro Zanardi : Come here in Italy, there in France they only have the Eiffel tower (a big amount of metal) We are the only who have the 60% of the UNESCO In their country there were Celtics, but here, there were Romans.

WASSAA DUDEE : I look up Eiffel Tower and the first picture I see is it at night. Idubbz content cop plz

Random-TV : Whats next...don't look at that building or you'll be fined, imprisoned and bummed in the prison shower!!

John Doe : Are you not breaking the law by posting those blurred out pictures, because one could simply consider those pictures "low resolution"

Sam Randolph : That's not how this works. Even if a building is copyrighted, that doesn't make taking photographs of it illegal, because you're not reproducing the building. This is true of images, video, and text (since they can of course be copied digitally). It's not true of a building unless you actually build an exact replica - simply taking a photo (or even drawing a picture) of what a building looks like is not any sense making a copy of that building. Now, if the image of the building is trademarked or if its design is a trade secret, that would be a different story. For the purposes of copyright, though, there's nothing inherently illegal about reproducing the image of a building.

Anonymous Official : https://youtu.be/R3hCIrk0DbA what's that then ?

Alltimeboxing : I'm french and never heard of this. Eiffel tower is filmed and photographed every day and every night by thousands of ppl/tourists. Plus with all the crime, the terrorism, and considering how full prisons are and how busy cops are.... there are approximately 0.00000001 chance to get in trouble for that. Only thing you risk doing that at night is being attacked by thugs for your camera.

Dwright Productions : Not a very enforced law then..

Meghan Leathers : Mon Frances prof a une image de La Toure Effiel

Rishabh Nair : but what about Rush Hour 3? they had the whole end climax shown on the eiffle tower!

TheUltimate SharpShooter : Thanks for shedding some *light* on the law

Yuuma Lolicon : Actiolly, youre wrong. Yes, you could show us all that censored images. Just because you are showing them on a video, does not mean you own them... So you can't say that you can't show that to us because you could. There is a thing called fair use where you can show other things not ownimg them... Idk why you said you could not show that censored thing but you are fooling people. Sry for english mistakes.

Anmol Shelke : Wow these guys are Wasting their precious time in making such a foolish law 😂 lmao

Greg Annucci : dumbest video ever, completely misleading and full of half-truths. Glad I used adblock so the creators got zero from me.

Eli : But when I was in Paris and me and my mom went to watch the Eiffel Tower at night and she recorded it and posted it on ig 😂

DeepSpace12 : If I paint Eiffel Tower white today, I'll be getting royalties from all the photos of Eiffel for the rest of my life + 70 years? Sign me up!

Zyad Hasan : https://youtu.be/rpMClVCcgWM

karthi keyan : In China the people's private parts are copyrighted ... that's why they are blurred in porn movies ..😂😂😂

The Amulet : That is actually quite Interesting! I would have never know! Thanks for this Video! You just made the World smarter... :-)

shivam patel : Omg now I understand why NASA don't show pic of 👽 UFO 🤔🤔😂😂😂

ICICspyTV 2 : I felt so badass searching for pics of Eiffel tower at night 😎🔥🔥🔥

enduro pancen oye : Pointless

Any Body : HAHA I laughed so hard at the "too windy" part. Surprised that no one else wrote that in the comment section.

esco : I litterly searched up "eiffel tower at night" on google and it's there.

Goog Phi : Copyright is wrong . You cant own a design or idea. Nobodies idea is original. Ask yourself if the ideas have are your own !!! Nothing you think is your own it is all from outside. You dont own shit. Copyright is slavery. I buy a CD a book software etc it is 100% mine i can do with it as i please share and show it to anyone . If taking a picture is copyrighted then you have to blindfold everyone from seeing a so called copyrighted building. If you dont want you imaginary ownership of your ideas to be shared then dont make it for the public to buy or to see.

Dave Henokh : What the jiminy crickets did you just flaming say about me, you little bozo? I'll have you know i graduated top of my class in the Cub Scouts, and I've been involved in numerous secret camping trips in Wyoming, and i have over 300 confirmed knots. I am trained in first aid and I'm the top bandager in the entire US Boy Scouts (of America). You are nothing to me but just another friendly face. I will clean your wounds with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this annual trip, mark my words. You think you can get away with saying those shenanigans to me over the internet? Think again, finkle. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of MSN friends across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the seminars, man. The storm that wipes up the pathetic little you call your bake sale. You're frigging done, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can tie knots in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in road safety, but I have access to the entire manual of the United States Boy Scouts (of America) and I will use it to its full extent to train your miserable butt on the facts of the continents, you little schmuck. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your silly tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goshdarned sillyhead. I will throw leaves all over you and you will dance in them. You're friggin done, kiddo. -The Animator

The REDindian : Rush hour 3 ....final scene in nyt @eiffel twr

Fameme Team : I created a we page using squarspace woth free trial. All I do there is post copyrighted building photos and your videos...

ÇŁØRØX BŁĘÃÇH : Is this hentai?

Zahra Hamid : How about a clip on 'There's nothing holding me back' music video by shawn mendes?

Jean-Baptiste Keita : Hey, I love what you do and have watched all your videos. However as a french lawyer, I have to tell it is incorrect. You mentioned that the French copyright law has never been enforced with regard to the Eiffel tower. There is a reason for that. Basically what you explained is correct. French law prohibits commercial use of a copyrighted work without the author's authorisation. Therefore it is illegal to sell pictures of copyrighted material but there is a massive querk. Indeed the French cour de cassation (France hightest court) made it pretty clear that there are some exceptions. First, this law only applies when the copyrighted work is on the foreground. Thus, the photo of an aerial view of Paris is always perfectly fine since non of the work included are the center of the photo. You could open a shop selling photos of an aerial view of Paris and you'd be fine. The second exception, and the most relevant here is that in order for the law to apply, the copyrighted material has to be the topic of the support it is included in. Therefore a video including a picture of the pyramid of the louvre is fine when if are making a point about copyright law in France because the topic of the video is copyright law and the pyramid is just an illustration. However if your job is to sell photos of the Eiffel tower at night or any other copyrighted work without making any other point than "here is a photo of the monument" you will need the author's authorisation. That's why Shutterstock can't have a photo of the Eiffel tower at night. In fact case law on this topic is almost exclusively about postal cards. One easy test you can use to identify whether or not it is legal to show a monument is to imagine that you have photoshopped it out of your work. Then try to see whether or not your work has lost the essential of its value. In the case of a postal card featuring the Eiffel Tower at night, once you've taken away the monument, the card become worthless. Thus it is illegal. Same goes for stock photos, without the tower, it's just an empty night sky. However, this video is essentially the same with or without the Eiffel tower. It's still a video about copyright law in France. Therefore it is legal. You're not the only one to have made this mistake and last time I checked it was still on Wikipedia. In fact this is quite a fascinating story. I have ( or think I still have ) proofs that the Wikipedia article on this topic was used to write articles on other sites that were later added as sources to original Wikipedia article. This is a mechanism that has been studied or at least I have heard of that. I think you should make a video about it.

Rizwan Ali Shah : I watch evening news on some French TV channels and Effile tower is clearly visible from the background of the studio windows without any blurring.

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