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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...

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.

YouTube Video Time Limits Will Soon Be A Thing of The Past

YouTube Video Time Limits Will Soon Be A Thing of The Past

Back during the summer, YouTube raised the time limit on video uploads to 15 minutes for all users.  There was much fanfare and rejoicing in the streets.  But soon, users realized that 15 minutes was only five minutes longer than 10, and still pretty restrictive …

15 YouTube Copyright Tips for Content Creators & Marketers

15 YouTube Copyright Tips for Content Creators & Marketers

We asked 2 respected cyber-attorneys what they would recommend for video content creators in terms of protecting their own copyrighted assets on YouTube, and what guidelines other users can follow in using “fair-use” rights content. Know your rights and responsibilities.

Twit Happens: Tips To Overcome Legal Dangers With Video On Twitter

Twit Happens: Tips To Overcome Legal Dangers With Video On Twitter

I interviewed Internet technology and intellectual property attorney Evan Brown about the most important legal issues today when it pertains to businesses doing twitter and video marketing.  Evan talked with me about social media legal issues and gave advice as to how to select an attorney …

Twit Happens – So Here Are Some Legal Tips for Twitter Video

Twit Happens – So Here Are Some Legal Tips for Twitter Video

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews cyberlawyers Mark J. Rosenberg and Daliah Saper about the new video features in twitter; and shares tips for businesses to use video in twitter and other social media responsibly, and not run afoul of the law.

Amateur Muppets Web Video Proves Creativity Trumps Budget

Amateur Muppets Web Video Proves Creativity Trumps Budget

When I wrote my year-end article last December called "Top 9 Lessons Learned From 2009′s Viral Video Successes," my #1 lesson was this: "Use Muppets! The Muppets make everything better. If there's any way for you to use Muppets in your viral video without infringing on copyright, I …

Open Video Conference To Shine Again On New York City

Open Video Conference To Shine Again On New York City

Lights, camera, Action! ReelSEO is a proud media partner of the Open Video Conference. Set for 1-2, October 2010, the conference will highlight industry leaders from business, academia, art and activism, bringing them together to discuss technical and creative innovation in the online video space.

Legal Battle Brews Over Internet TV Re-broadcasting – What Are The Repercussions?

Legal Battle Brews Over Internet TV Re broadcasting   What Are The Repercussions?

When the ivi launch press release crossed my desk, to say I was interested would be an understatement. For those that don't know ivi is an application that takes broadcast television, currently only from Seattle and New York, and streams it to your desktop, anywhere …

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