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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...

Fox To Enforce 8-Day Waiting Period For New Episodes On Hulu

Fox To Enforce 8 Day Waiting Period For New Episodes On Hulu

Well, well, well… this is going to get pretty interesting pretty quickly. One of the three television networks behind Hulu, Fox, has decided to end next-day access to episodes of their programs on Hulu and on the company's website. (and on DISH network). Moving forward, …

A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility – A Video Code Of Ethics

A Pledge For Online Video Responsibility   A Video Code Of Ethics

The time is now to counter the troubling proliferation of socially irresponsible video online, and that starts with each of us. That's why I've put together what I believe is the first-ever, "Pledge for Online Video Responsibility," which I hope can help both online video …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Internet TV Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Internet TV Edition

Greetings, and a good Sunday morning/afternoon to you. If you're like me, you had a pretty busy week. And if that's the case, then there's a good chance you missed a major news story or fantastic editorial article in the world of online video. But …

Federal Judge Slaps Down DVD Streaming Service Zediva With Injunction

Federal Judge Slaps Down DVD Streaming Service Zediva With Injunction

I KNEW I should have used my lingering Zediva credits! Apparently, a federal judge by the name of John F. Walter has slapped down Zediva (remember, the Netflix competitor that lets you rent a DVD and player and stream movies from that player via Internet) with an …

UK To Extend Copyright Exemption To Parody & Personal Digital Use Copies

UK To Extend Copyright Exemption To Parody & Personal Digital Use Copies

Holy end-around Batman! The UK appears to be on the verge of giving the OK for people to ignore the MPAA and RIAA and allow consumers to begin ripping their CDs and DVDs for personal, digital use. The recommendations also include extending the copyright exemption …

7 Important Online Video Legal Questions On Copyright And Fair Use

7 Important Online Video Legal Questions On Copyright And Fair Use

Intellectual Property Law Attorney Marcelo Halpern gives us a "legal video education" on why most online video professionals and enthusiasts today have big misconceptions about what they are and aren't allowed to use with what they find or put out on the Internet, and the …

Electronic Frontier Foundation To Online Video Creators: Know Your Rights!

Electronic Frontier Foundation To Online Video Creators: Know Your Rights!

I interviewed Rebecca Jeschke, Media Relations Director for the digital civil liberties group, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Rebecca shared with me how they fight for people's rights with both creating videos and expression of freedom speech, and important information for all online video creators …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons – Parody Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Parody Edition

Every week we assemble some of the best and most popular videos from the previous week. One of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse of the online video marketing world is to check out the videos that go viral every week …

PlayLater Service, DVR For Online Video, Will Surely Be Sued

PlayLater Service, DVR For Online Video, Will Surely Be Sued

This morning I read this interesting report from Video Nuze about a new online video DVR service called PlayLater. PlayLater, from the makers of PlayOn (which lets you stream video from your computer to your TV or mobile device), will let you record your favorite …

Google Swiffy Will Swiftly Convert Flash Files into HTML5

Google Swiffy Will Swiftly Convert Flash Files into HTML5

Okay, this is some pretty cool news. Google has just released a new product to Labs, called Swiffy. It's purpose? To convert your Flash files to HTML5 at the touch of a button. This gives website owners, designers, developers, and publishers an easy way to …

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