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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...

Anti-Piracy Bill to Make Streaming Pirated Video a Felony

Anti Piracy Bill to Make Streaming Pirated Video a Felony

The government is continuing its fight against online piracy, this time attempting to clarify a law to include specific mentions of video streaming. Currently, it's a felony to download pirated content, or to reproduce it… or sell it. But there's no specific language regarding video …

Social Video Disasters – How Politicians Can Change their Social Media Strategy

Social Video Disasters – How Politicians Can Change their Social Media Strategy

The age of forgetting is now over. Online video with social media has become the perfect vehicle for keeping the behavior of politicians on public record for everyone, forever. Because of the recent events in Congress, I am compelled to share some recent examples of …

Un-Viralize Your Video: How To Stop A Video’s Rise Once It’s Started

Un Viralize Your Video: How To Stop A Videos Rise Once Its Started

I know its every person's dream to have a video go viral on YouTube, but what if it starts to go viral and you need to stop it for one reason or another? That's what happened to me last week. Since I have an active …

Online Video Shows Why DCMA & Copyright Law Are Overdue For Reform

Online Video Shows Why DCMA & Copyright Law Are Overdue For Reform

Should the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, which has been the basis for rulings around copyright infringement with online video and all other Internet content, have a 2011 makeover? I interviewed New York intellectual property attorney Robert W. Clarida about some of the problems …

Android Market Movie Rentals Blocked On Rooted Android Devices

Android Market Movie Rentals Blocked On Rooted Android Devices

Here's something that I'm not at all impressed with on the part of Google and Android. I read over at Engadget that Rooted Android devices won't be able to stream content from YouTube or the Android Market. Now, I don't have any plans at present …

Is My Video Legal? Parody and Fair Use in Online Video: Q&A

Is My Video Legal? Parody and Fair Use in Online Video: Q&A

When it comes to video marketing, there are two legal defenses in U.S. for using somebody else's copyrighted work in your video without first receiving expressed permission, those being parody and fair use. In my continued "Is My Video Legal?" video series, I feature a …

Welcome to Show Business: Are You Sure Your Webcast Plays By the Rules?

Welcome to Show Business: Are You Sure Your Webcast Plays By the Rules?

Producing webcasts or online video series for marketing purposes can be a dream come true for creative types who love working with like-minded people. If you want to use professional talent or popular music within these webcasts, however, it can quickly turn into a nightmare …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons – Musical Multitasking

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Musical Multitasking

What makes a video go viral? What triggers the act of sharing a clip on Facebook or Twitter? Generally, it's emotion: laughter, tears, surprise, shock, etc. It's not enough to create pretty images or great special effects if the audience doesn't feel anything when your …

YouTube Is Finally Getting Better At Explaining Fair Use

YouTube Is Finally Getting Better At Explaining Fair Use

Fair use is so complex and nuanced, that even most professional video creators would be hard pressed to explain it succinctly and clearly. Copyright law is just… complicated, like most laws. To their credit, YouTube has tried to offer resources on multiple occasions to help …

The Day Patriotism Defeated Web Video Copyright Watchdogs

The Day Patriotism Defeated Web Video Copyright Watchdogs

There is a huge problem in this country, and it's this: unauthorized use of copyrighted content in online videos. Every day there are millions of videos uploaded to YouTube that contain images and audio that someone else owns. It's illegal, and some companies are going …

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