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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...

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% …

YouTube Updates: EDU Playbook, Merchant Annotations, InVideo Promotions, Content ID & More [Reel Web #60]

YouTube Updates: EDU Playbook, Merchant Annotations, InVideo Promotions, Content ID & More [Reel Web #60]

On this week's Reel Web episode, we take a deeper look into several web video marketing related updates from the past week including updates to YouTube's Content ID program and copyright violation appeals process, new branding and promotional in-player functionalities via YouTube's new InVideo Programming, …

How to Appeal A Misidentified or Improperly Claimed Video: When YouTube Content ID Goes Rogue

How to Appeal A Misidentified or Improperly Claimed Video: When YouTube Content ID Goes Rogue

It seems like it takes YouTube eons before they address an issue that is near and dear to the hearts of creators.  We shout into an interminable vacuum and get no response, we don't think they care.  They are way too busy always changing the …

Without My Consent – How Video Professionals Can Avoid Online Privacy Violations

Without My Consent – How Video Professionals Can Avoid Online Privacy Violations

How would you feel if someone posted an online video of you or a loved one in a private situation for the whole world to see? It’s scary how much video is being posted online that doesn't respect the privacy rights of others, including from …

Apple iOS6 Drops YouTube App, Embedding Copyrighted Videos Ruled Legal, YouTube’s New Homepage, and More [Reel Web #51]

Apple iOS6 Drops YouTube App, Embedding Copyrighted Videos Ruled Legal, YouTube’s New Homepage, and More [Reel Web #51]

On this week's Reel Web episode we review several news items in the online video world including the changes to YouTube's homepage, reasons why Apple is not providing YouTube app on their new IOS, legal responsibilities for using copy written material and much more. Home …

YouTube Signs Deals with Music Publishers, Allowing Content ID to Earn Money for Them

YouTube Signs Deals with Music Publishers, Allowing Content ID to Earn Money for Them

Yesterday the YouTube Blog reported deals being signed with a whole slew of music publishing companies, allowing songwriters and publishers to make money when their copyrighted work is being used by content creators.  The process will work with Content ID as always.  With more than …

Creators Angry Over Original Video Being Taken Down by NBC, Jay Leno & YouTube

Creators Angry Over Original Video Being Taken Down by NBC, Jay Leno & YouTube

A YouTube horror story of sorts has been making its way around the internet in the last week.  Brian Kamerer and his friend Travis Irvine made a simple, upbeat video for Irvine's mayoral campaign in Bexley, Ohio in 2007.  Then, in 2009, Jay Leno, of …

The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But They’re Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But Theyre Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

For several years consumers have enjoyed streaming premium content services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others. But as more and more television and film content moves online, the owners of the copyrights (typically studios or production companies) have started to see the potential in …

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

I interviewed the founder of the Blip.TV, Charles Hope, who shares his thoughts about why The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is extremely bad for online video platforms and their users, and explains what's really needed is not new laws, but better business innovation.

SOPA And PIPA May Cripple The Web Video Ecosystem, Unless We Fight It

SOPA And PIPA May Cripple The Web Video Ecosystem, Unless We Fight It

I interview entertainment and new media attorney Gordon Firemark for a guide on two controversial bills in Congress and the top online video crisis of 2012 – the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which are threating to censor our …

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