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On-Ride Video Footage!

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Just curious...if you think these are illegal and have reported them than why are you promoting them? edit: some reason I thought that was posted by tony.

Edited by lisalila

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LOL.... Well I gave links to them to save me from BS accusations. That's why I posted the links. I wasn't trying to promote them, I was only showing proof.

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These videos are not "illegal" as the camera policy at the parks is not enforced by the law. But however, taking cameras on the rides is generally frowned upon, but it is not illegal, but is breaking the park rules. So in summary, Videos Published on YouTube= Not illegal Taking Camera on Ride= Rule Breaking, but once again not illegal. Does that sort that problem out?

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Spot on Spotty. The parks may be able to sue the culprits but technically speaking they're not breaking any laws—just rules—by publishing such videos. It does however become a different story if they infringe trademarks or copyrights in the videos, which is then in violation of the federal Copyright Act and relevant state laws. :unsure: I don't think there is any need for anyone to worry though. Gosh. Let's just enjoy the videos.

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Copyright and IP, trademark (stuff) only comes into play if there are things like the superman logo is visible within the film. Or is someones face is shown in the film and there wasnt any permission granted or what not. But yes, who cares. Enjoy the films. You never know, the people who posted the films may have already got permission to show the videos online.

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it is a good point Joz, but depends on how the rules are set out. If they say no loose items, then theoretically, if using a strap or so on, it isn't loose. If they say no photography or videography on the rides, thats a different story. But if they don't implicitly state it is a safety rule, then it is debatable whether it is covered by OH&S regulations. If I remember correctly, wonderland had "no loose items" but I don't believe they prohibited photography on rides. This is how I came to film my own on-ride POV videos of Beast and Demon. (im slowly editing these, and will make them available in due course.) Yes it could be construed as a safety issue, but this is where "see something, say something" comes into play. Unless somebody identifies that that is a safety risk, and the risk management \ OH&S people step in and say "No Cameras for safety reasons" then I can't see how they're breaking those regulations. For months, the place where I work has had a slow chemical leak on a piece of machinery. Everyone knew about it, and we had MSDS sheets for the treatment of leaks, but it wasn't until one of our bigwigs came in and said "that leak is not acceptable and must be fixed" was it identified as a hazard above and beyond our normal working hazardous areas. Essentially at lower management level, we had looked at it and said "yes, its a low-risk hazard. It will cost $4500 to fix, or $2 a week to contain and mop up. It was not an immediate danger unless somebody started licking it up off the floor, and everyone was aware of it. . . so the regulations on OH&S only come into play if someone has identified the hazard, trained the operators and staff who utilise the area, and advised them it was breaching those regulations...

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