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Without My Consent – How Video Professionals Can Avoid Online Privacy Violations

Without My Consent – How Video Professionals Can Avoid Online Privacy Violations

How would you feel if someone posted an online video of you or a loved one in a private situation for the whole world to see? It’s scary how much video is being posted online that doesn't respect the privacy rights of others, including from …

SOPA And PIPA May Cripple The Web Video Ecosystem, Unless We Fight It

SOPA And PIPA May Cripple The Web Video Ecosystem, Unless We Fight It

I interview entertainment and new media attorney Gordon Firemark for a guide on two controversial bills in Congress and the top online video crisis of 2012 – the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which are threating to censor our …

Parody Videos In Online Marketing – Fair Use Or Illegal?

Parody Videos In Online Marketing – Fair Use Or Illegal?

In our continued "Is That Legal" video series, I have entertainment law attorney and friend-of-ReelSEO, Gordon Firemark, answer a fan's question about making parody videos of professional wrestling for their own marketing activities. 

Transparency Report Sheds Light On YouTube Content Removal Requests

Transparency Report Sheds Light On YouTube Content Removal Requests

Google's new Transparency Report is pretty cool. It's an attempt on their behalf to be more public with information regarding government requests they receive. The data breaks down into two main categories: requests for user information and requests for content removal. The report covers several …

YouTube Legal Issues: The Criminal Case of Evan Emory Part 2

YouTube Legal Issues: The Criminal Case of Evan Emory Part 2

I interviewed Ravenna Schools Superintendent Jon VanLoon about the criminal case of former student and infamous YouTube personality, Evan Emory. VanLoon shared with me what really happened between Emory and the school kids he recorded for his now-infamous YouTube video, which has resulted in formal …

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.

How To Defend Your Reputation Against Online Video Defamation

How To Defend Your Reputation Against Online Video Defamation

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews digital forensic analyst and Internet libel specialist Michael Roberts about how a non-attorney like himself has helped an increasing number of victims of harassment and defamation online, and why he argues that our existing free speech laws need to be changed.

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?

Outing Cyberbullies On YouTube: Defamation or Free Speech?

Outing Cyberbullies On YouTube: Defamation or Free Speech?

Listen to my podcast interview with attorney David Fish, counsel for Carla Franklin, who is described in the media as the "brainy ex-model" going after cyberbullies on YouTube by having legal papers filed to expose their identities. Is there a free-speech case to be made …

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