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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...

How To Use Royalty Free Music Professionally On YouTube

How To Use Royalty Free Music Professionally On YouTube

Proper use of music and sound can make or break your video or film production. However, for those who use YouTube in a professional way, using the right type of music in your productions can make all the difference between a happy and a grumpy …

Girl Talk’s Music Raises Interesting Questions, But Day in the Life Doesn’t Explore Them

Girl Talks Music Raises Interesting Questions, But Day in the Life Doesnt Explore Them

Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, is a mashup artist.  His 2008 album, "Feed the Animals" pushed him into indie rock stardom, the indie part likely being permanent.  Since Girl Talk creates all of his music from unlicensed samples of popular music, he'll probably never be …

How To Create A Web Series Using Popular Content Without Infringing On Copyrights

How To Create A Web Series Using Popular Content Without Infringing On Copyrights

In a previous article titled, "How to Market A Web Series To Generate Interest & Gain Viewers," we talked about a number of ways web series have tried to increase awareness. One of the segments, called "Tie The Web Series to a Companion Piece," discussed …

Justin Bieber & Lady Gaga Videos Pulled From YouTube By Simple Copyright Claim

Justin Bieber & Lady Gaga Videos Pulled From YouTube By Simple Copyright Claim

Who knew that it was this easy to attack your enemies on YouTube? A prankster calling himself iLCreation has brought mayhem to YouTube today by successfully getting music videos for mega-stars like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, & Rihanna pulled from the site. How did this …

Hulu’s Original Web Series, A Day In The Life, Gets Even Better With 2nd Episode

Hulus Original Web Series, A Day In The Life, Gets Even Better With 2nd Episode

The second episode of Morgan Spurlock's documentary web series A Day in the Life takes a look at stand-up comedian Russell Peters. In the United States, Peters isn't too well-known, but in his native Canada, the UK, and Australia, he has set box office records. …

MP3Tunes Ruling Also Opens Door For Online Video Storage Services?

MP3Tunes Ruling Also Opens Door For Online Video Storage Services?

A judge has ruled that MP3tunes was not in violation of copyright law, as they were not responsible for the uploading of the files that users were listening to and therefore not responsible for any pirated music that might have been uploaded. To me, this …

Fox’s 8-Day Window For Online Episodes Drastically Increases Piracy

Foxs 8 Day Window For Online Episodes Drastically Increases Piracy

You might remember that Fox just recently did away with next-day access on episodes of their shows streaming online. That move went into effect about a week ago, and already appears to have nearly doubled the piracy rate of Fox television shows. I'm guessing that …

Introducing The Reel Web: ReelSEO’s Online Video News & Tips Series: Episode #1

Introducing The Reel Web: ReelSEOs Online Video News & Tips Series: Episode #1

We are very excited to introduce you all to a project we've been dreaming of and planning for quite some time here at ReelSEO! So far most of our online content has been delivered through this site, a text medium, which is great — we …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Business Video Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Business Video Edition

It's a crazy, fast-paced world. At least… it is for everyone that I know. We have work, family obligations, errands, emails, church, grocery shopping, little league, and… well, you get the idea. Everyone's busy. And when that happens, it can be easy for a piece …

7 Tips for Using Copyrighted Music in Professional Videos & Slideshows

7 Tips for Using Copyrighted Music in Professional Videos & Slideshows

This legal video question comes form Malia Leinau Meyers of Malia Professional Photography, out of Kailua, Hawaii, concerning the use of copyrighted music in her video montages of photography work. Attorney Gordon P. Firemark explains what you need to know about copyright infringement, getting proper …

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