Disney could go after you for posting vacation videos online

Hmm this article makes you wonder when you are posting your vacation videos from Disney on your You Tube or even U Stream if Disney could sue you for intellectual property rights.

Lots of people use YouTube and other video sharing sites to upload videos taken on their vacations. But when it comes to footage of your last trip to Disneyland, a park run by corporate masters who are famously vigilant in protecting their intellectual rights with lawsuits, you may want to keep those videos to yourself.

As it turns out, corporate lawyers for theme parks have every right to come down on you like a ton of bricks for posting videos of their client’s lucrative creations, including banjo-playing bears or live versions of Beauty and the Beast. Indeed, you could theoretically get sued for posting a video of your daughter’s first ride on Peter Pan’s Flight and sharing it with everyone you know.

“Disney theme parks are tremendously popular as places where guests create lasting memories with family and friends using media such as videos,” began the response from a spokesperson for Disney Parks. And then: “In instances when uploaded video violates our intellectual property rights we have options to protect it.”

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