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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...

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 …

Anonymous YouTube Cyberbullies – Should They Be Outed?

Anonymous YouTube Cyberbullies   Should They Be Outed?

Grant Crowell interviews attorneys Daliah Saper and Mark J. Rosenberg, as they weigh in on the legal case with YouTube that’s hit the mainstream media, and the big question: Under what circumstances under should an Internet Service Provider should be required to unmask an anonymous subscriber?

Analyzing The Impact of YouTube’s 15 Minutes – Blurring The Lines Between Amateur and Professional

Analyzing The Impact of YouTubes 15 Minutes   Blurring The Lines Between Amateur and Professional

Grant Crowell interviews video marketing author and SEO expert Greg Jarboe about YouTube’s time increased of all non-partner videos to 15 minutes. Greg and I discuss what YouTube’s reasons were for the increase, who may already be profiting from the increase, and how YouTube has blurred the line between “amateur” and “professional” videos has blurred because of improved monetization opportunities for everyone.

YouTube Increases Time Limits On Uploaded Videos To 15 Minutes

YouTube Increases Time Limits On Uploaded Videos To 15 Minutes

Mark and I are still putting the finishing touches on a video interview we hope to share very soon, and he noticed something interesting when uploading a test version to YouTube:  The time limit has been increased.  He was able to easily upload a 13-minute …

UFC Sues UStream and Justin.TV Over Live Streaming Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is still one of the biggest headaches that video hosting sites deal with on a regular basis–you might have heard about a long legal battle that YouTube spent millions to win.  Most video portals, like YouTube, have gone to great lengths to demonstrate …

Vimeo Announces Creative Commons Licensing – But Are Users’ Hands Tied?

Video hosting platform Vimeo yesterday announced on its blog its support for Creative Commons licensing, providing its members a more precise control over where and how others can use their own videos. But restrictions persist with how members can feature other rights-owners videos and other original works on Vimeo, even if they have the same clearances that Creative Commons provides.

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