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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...

Exploring Legal Ramifications with Web Video & How to Overcome Them: Podcast

Exploring Legal Ramifications with Web Video & How to Overcome Them: Podcast

I interviewed Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark, producer and host of Entertainment Law Update, and author of "The Podcast, Blog, and New Media Producer's Legal Survival Guide." In Part 1 of our 2-part Interview, Gordon shares with me some of the more important legal issues today ...

My Video Rights Helps Web Video Content Owners Monetize Unauthorized Usage

My Video Rights Helps Web Video Content Owners Monetize Unauthorized Usage

There may be a new copyright sheriff in town, but this sheriff won't be locking anyone up. MyVideoRights.com is an online video advertising service that monitors unauthorized usage of copyrighted materials in web video. Instead of shutting down the illegal clips, the company then works ...

Nielsen and comScore Row Over Patents

Nielsen and comScore Row Over Patents

Nielsen, who was previously sued by and then paid $15 million to Jupiter Media Metrix for patents regarding  the collection, analysis and reporting of information concerning computer activity is now suing comScore for pretty much the same thing. Uh oh, someone is angry over someone ...

An Unsolicited Advertising Suggestion for YouTube

An Unsolicited Advertising Suggestion for YouTube

YouTube, like their parent company, has some pretty slick programming applications. The most impressive, in my opinion, is Content ID. Content ID monitors uploaded video and alerts copyright holders whenever copyrighted video content is used illegally - automatically. At that point, the copyright holder can ...

Can I Do That On YouTube? Copyright Law & Posting Video

Can I Do That On YouTube? Copyright Law & Posting Video

Websites all over the Internet are inviting you to link and embed your YouTube video on blog sites, "share" it with Facebook friends, or "tweet" it to your Twitter followers. But what are the legal limitations on what you can share and where you can ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

I wrote yesterday about the discovery problem with online video.  There's so much video being uploaded at such a rapid pace that it's literally impossible for every video to have an even chance to be found. The average viewer has neither the time nor the ...

YouTube Getting Into The Live Sports Streaming Game

YouTube Getting Into The Live Sports Streaming Game

YouTube is actively pursuing deals with professional sporting leagues around the world in a bid to bring more live streaming sporting events to the video site. A Bloomberg report yesterday claims Google is in talks with "most sports leagues," including the NBA, the NHL, and ...

Who Owns Your YouTube Video? You, YouTube, or Someone Else Entirely?

Who Owns Your YouTube Video? You, YouTube, or Someone Else Entirely?

When you upload a video to YouTube, who actually owns that video? Do you give your rights away to YouTube, or do you still retain copyright ownership? The short answer to that is: "It depends - there is a difference between ownership vs. licensing." For ...

3 Basic Legal Tips for Any Business Doing Online Video

3 Basic Legal Tips for Any Business Doing Online Video

What type of content might you have in your video that you're getting from some one else? In this video interview I did for Web Marketing Today, I explain some very basic legal issues with online video, including rights and permissions that every business needs ...

Ho Ho Ho It's Our Podcast Show! Social Video Marketing (Further) Explained

Ho Ho Ho Its Our Podcast Show! Social Video Marketing (Further) Explained

Grant Crowell is this week's featured guest on the popular podcast show DishyMix, hosted by Susan Bratton of PersonalLifeMedia. Grant and Susan discuss what is “social video marketing” and some of the ways businesses can stand to gain from it.

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