copyright Articles

Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is “the right to copy”, but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights. It is a form of intellectual property (like the patent, the trademark, and the tr...

“Fair Use” Legal Update – What Online Video Professionals Should Know

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews intellectual property and new media attorney David Adler about recent developments with the popular case today involving the battle between fair use and copyright protection, and what it can teach online video marketing professionals about detecting and preventing clear-cut copyright violations in web video.

Warner Music Close To Deal With YouTube for Music Videos

Warner Music Group and YouTube are said to be close to a deal to bring music videos from Warner's artists back to the video sharing site.  You may remember that Warner pulled their artists' videos in December of 2008 over a licensing rights dispute.

Social Media: Sharing, Theft and The Fine Line

I've recently had problems with some of my content being republished without any request for permission, links back to the site or editing of the content. As far as I'm concerned that constitutes plagiarism as they are taking credit for the content, copyright infringement as …

Right of Publicity – Most Overlooked Legal Issue With Online Video

ReelSEO talks to Mark Rosenberg about the Right of publicity with online video. Right of publicity is one of the most often overlooked legal issues with online video and online video producers need to learn about it.

Greg Jarboe – IP Extremism Vs Fair Use With Online Video

At SES San Jose 2009, I spoke with Greg Jarboe, President and Co-Founder of SEO-PR, about some common legal questions and issues with regard to online video.  Greg talks about "IP extremism" – the increase of attorneys' knee-jerk legal reactions – including cease-and-desist orders and …

Time Warner To Make YouTube Profitable?

As I pointed out in my Dark Side of Online Video article, Viacom is suing YouTube for all sorts of copyright infringement and that case is being run in conjunction with a class action lawsuit from other quarters. Meanwhile, Time Warner has taken a different …

The Dark Side of Online Video?

Just as there are white hat and black hat hackers, SEO companies and just about everything else in the world, there is also black hat online video…the so-called pirates. But where is the line drawn between legal and illegal video and where is the line …

Lessons In Video and SEO – The JK Wedding Dance Video

A little video of a wedding entrance made a huge splash a couple weeks ago.  You probably saw it.  If not, you almost definitely heard about it.  For their entrance, the wedding party eschewed the more traditional entrance and scampered down the church aisle in …

Is Ogg Theora The Savior of Online Video?

Ogg Theora, the magical, mystical, savior of the online video movement? Tapped to be part of the Open Video Standards and set to take its position at center stage in the push for widespread online video acceptance, but is it all it can be and …

Code of Best Practices In Fair Use for Online Video – Remix Culture

The American University School of Communication's Center for Social Media has released a report on what constitutes fair use of copyrighted video and material online. It is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making …

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