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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...

Studio Pulls Negative Game Review From YouTube Citing Copyright Issues

Studio Pulls Negative Game Review From YouTube Citing Copyright Issues

Another gaming company has pulled the copyright card against a YouTuber for making ad revenue from a review that heavily criticises the Day One: Garry’s Incident game. The YouTuber claims it’s a censorship issue rather than a copyright one and it’s turning into a PR disaster for the studio.

YouTube Launches Royalty Free Music Resource For All Users

YouTube Launches Royalty Free Music Resource For All Users

YouTube have launched a small but significant audio library of 150 royalty free instrumental tracks that video creators can use as much as they want with any monetary charge or copyright issues. Using unlicensed music on YouTube is a headache for all concerned so this is a welcome feature.

LicenceID Aims To Solve YouTube, Vimeo Copyright Issues For Good

LicenceID Aims To Solve YouTube, Vimeo Copyright Issues For Good

Copyright issues on YouTube can be a messy affair, particularly if the person being accused of infringement has permission to use the content being contested. New software called LicenceID hopes to end the confusion for all parties involved.

Want To Contact YouTube? Here’s All The Info You Need

Want To Contact YouTube? Heres All The Info You Need

It’s a sure thing that anyone that has used YouTube seriously, either as a creator or an avid user, has come across an issue with the site that they can’t resolve on their own. YouTube isn’t easy to contact but they do provide resources that you can use to get in touch, and we list them here.

YouTube Copyright Law As Explained By Puppets from Glove & Boots

YouTube Copyright Law As Explained By Puppets from Glove & Boots

YouTube got the Glove & Boots gang to explain an often confusing topic: copyright law as it pertains to YouTube. A boring topic turns extremely entertaining when these puppets get into the topics of takedown notices, ContentID, and Fair Use.

How to License Music for Your Videos

How to License Music for Your Videos

You want to use a copyrighted song in your video. When do you need permission to use a song? How do you go about doing getting a license to use it? Luckily, there is a process you can go through and it doesn’t have to be painful.

Viacom Comes Up Short Against Google/YouTube In Court Once More

Viacom Comes Up Short Against Google/YouTube In Court Once More

YouTube-Viacom: Round II went to YouTube thanks to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Because YouTube has policies in place that take down copyrighted material when they are told about it, a Federal Court has denied Viacom’s appeal.

10 Lessons I Learned on My First Major Video Production

10 Lessons I Learned on My First Major Video Production

Recently, we put the wraps on post production on my Not So Super pilot episode. I thought, since this was my first major video production, I would share what I learned while shooting it. This won't be of interest to those of you who have …

How to Copyright Your Video Content Online & Protect Ownership [Creator's Tip #65]

How to Copyright Your Video Content Online & Protect Ownership [Creators Tip #65]

Being that most of us are career marketers or video professionals, copyright protection, ownership, trademarks, fair-use and other legal matters that relate to the internet can be a bit confusing to understand.  How should one go about copyright protecting video content for the web?  How …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – The 128,000 Foot Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   The 128,000 Foot Edition

Over the weekend some teams won, some teams lost, some teams finally lived to my expectations. However, that's all sports and we have to get on to talking about the online video news. A big thing this week is Providence Equity Partners selling their 10% …

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