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...

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 …

Does YouTube Not Give A S**t About Ethical Business People?

Months ago I warned of an increasing number of online video solution providers copycatting the YouTube logo to create "initial-interest confusion" with consumers. Has YouTube finally started cracking down on this deceptive practice in the industry of video and SEO? Or are they  continuing to …

Online Video Marketing’s Legal Issues – Interview With Jonathan Moskin

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell interviews attorney and intellectual property expert, Johnathan Moskin, on what are the most important legal issues today with online video marketing, and what all businesses should educate themselves on before publishing and promoting their video content on the Web.

Fighting IP Extremism With Online Video – The Lawrence Lessig Interview

Fighting IP Extremism With Online Video – The Lawrence Lessig Interview

We caught up with Professor Lawrence Lessig, founder of Stanford Law school's Center for Internet and Society, and the opening Keynote Speaker the Search Engine Strategies Chicago 2008 conference for "Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy”. We asked Professor Lessing if …

Legal Considerations for Video Marketing – Interview With IP Attorney Mark Rosenberg

Mark Rosenberg intellectual property attorney and Search Engine Strategies Chicago conference speaker, shares with us the important legal issues that both companies and Video SEO professionals need to consider, especially before they even get started with making and promoting video content online.

Best Practices In Fair Use for Online Video

American University's Center for Social Media today released a white paper that details guidelines for using copyrighted material in online video. Fair use is often misunderstood as there are complex laws that govern fair use.  A set of clear guidelines was absolutely needed. The first …

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