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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...

YouTube Channel To Watch In 2012 – Explanation Videos From CGP Grey

YouTube Channel To Watch In 2012   Explanation Videos From CGP Grey

When Common Craft pivoted their business into a educational video subscription service, a bit of a void was left in the universe. You see, Common Craft made the absolute best "explanation videos" around–their "Twitter In Plain English" was featured on Twitter's home page for ages …

Virtual DVD Rental Service Zediva Shut Down Permanently

Virtual DVD Rental Service Zediva Shut Down Permanently

Zediva had an interesting business model, buy a bunch of DVD players and get a bunch of DVDs for rental. Give users access to a DVD and a player and stream the video to them. Unfortunately, the big bad movie studios didn't like that and …

Can YouTube Force Ads On Your Video Content? Keep An Eye On Your Soundtrack

Can YouTube Force Ads On Your Video Content? Keep An Eye On Your Soundtrack

YouTube seems to have adopted Google's talent for slipping in quirky new ad placement algorithms with barely a note on the fridge about what's going on. In my job with an online competitive intelligence (SpyFu) company, I often hear about the sudden changes on the …

ivi TV Continues Its Fight For The Future Of Internet TV

ivi TV Continues Its Fight For The Future Of Internet TV

One of the biggest stories of 2011 is what the future of television will look like as service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers and content aggregators all jockey for the prime position in your living room. One company seeking to help consumers "cut the cord" is …

YouTube Acquires RightsFlow – Easy Music Licensing For Video Creators

YouTube Acquires RightsFlow   Easy Music Licensing For Video Creators

One of the headaches that YouTube has been having is keeping music copyright holders happy when someone posts a video of a song cover or has a song playing in the background.  It must seem like a music free-for-all for those who created songs and …

Parody Videos In Online Marketing – Fair Use Or Illegal?

Parody Videos In Online Marketing – Fair Use Or Illegal?

In our continued "Is That Legal" video series, I have entertainment law attorney and friend-of-ReelSEO, Gordon Firemark, answer a fan's question about making parody videos of professional wrestling for their own marketing activities. 

The End of Fair Use on YouTube? – The Reel Web #11

The End of Fair Use on YouTube?   The Reel Web #11

I'm traveling out of town this weekend, so we're doing this week's look at the Reel Web a bit differently: we're doing it vlog style! I quickly look at a couple stories that stand out to me and share them with you guys in a …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Lollipop Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Lollipop Edition

Allow me to apologize for the very tardy nature of this online video news round up article. I've been dealing with an unexpected illness, and couldn't get it completed until now. We'll be back on our normal schedule for the article next weekend. Well, last …

Justin Bieber Goes To Prison!…Is One Possible Headline If Bill S.978 Gets Passed

Justin Bieber Goes To Prison!...Is One Possible Headline If Bill S.978 Gets Passed

Let's face it. We all expect Justin Bieber to go to prison for some reason down the road, because almost every child who experiences success at such an early age tends to find trouble. Former child stars single-handedly created the E! Network back in the …

Legally Using Copyrighted Music On Youtube – The Reel Web #10

Legally Using Copyrighted Music On Youtube   The Reel Web #10

This week our look at the Reel Web includes several stories surrounding YouTube, specially how users can now create videos in the cloud with WeVideo's cloud-based video editing software. Just upload your video clips, edit them the way you like — complete with titles, transitions …

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