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YouTube Opens Door To Creator Institute Sessions With Live Streaming Broadcasts

YouTube Opens Door To Creator Institute Sessions With Live Streaming Broadcasts

Did you apply for the YouTube Creator Institute but not get in? The program, which consists of real-live college courses at USC School of Cinematic Arts and Columbia College Chicago taught by video professionals and media experts, had a limited number of spots available–far fewer than …

YouTube’s Town Hall Attempts To Merge Online Video And Politics

YouTube’s Town Hall Attempts To Merge Online Video And Politics

Politicians in America are now well aware of how important new media is going to be to the election process moving forward. Most have an official Facebook page, and many of them even Tweet regularly. And video is right there at the top of the …

Online Video As A Memorial: YouTube’s Tribute To Fallen Journalists

Online Video As A Memorial: YouTubes Tribute To Fallen Journalists

Online video can be a lot of things. It can be entertainment, obviously, and that has been it's primary purpose these last six years or so. But it's flexing its muscle in recent years, showing how much power and creativity it can bring to help …

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 …

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 …

YouTube Announces The Winners Of Next Up & Creator Institute

YouTube Announces The Winners Of Next Up & Creator Institute

There are great new videos being created every day, by great new undiscovered talent. The more education and technology we can put in the hands of amateurs, the more likely the overall pool of video quality is to improve. So YouTube is wise to continually …

Can I Make Up Stories About Celebrities in My Web Marketing Videos?

Can I Make Up Stories About Celebrities in My Web Marketing Videos?

What if your idea for a marketing video involved creating a fictional character, telling fictitious stories, about real people? Could you be opening yourself up to a lawsuit, even if the purpose is to be entertaining and humorous? We had one of our own followers …

YouTube Beats Facebook & Twitter For Educational Social Video Potential

YouTube Beats Facebook & Twitter For Educational Social Video Potential

Well, it's official. YouTube is better than Twitter. At least… it is where education is concerned. That's the word from college professors who participated in a new study by Brabson Survey Research Group and Pearson, who overwhelmingly saw more value for secondary education in YouTube's …

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

I only found out about Stroome last week–and promptly wrote up an article about their approach to collaborative video editing and creation. Imagine my surprise when co-founder, Tom Grasty, reached out to let me know they were launching a new-and-improved version of the service this …

YouTube Gets Serious About Copyright Violation Education, Revamps Help Center

YouTube Gets Serious About Copyright Violation Education, Revamps Help Center

YouTube has been pretty good about fighting copyright violations. At least, I think so. They've worked hard to remove videos containing unauthorized clips, and they created ContentID to go an extra step in scoping out violations on behalf of certain partners. They even ban user …

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