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Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, search engines, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted ...

The Four Big Myths About Copyright And Online Video

The Four Big Myths About Copyright And Online Video

Copyright protection has changed from a practical standpoint since the age of the internet. While the laws protecting creators have strengthened since 1996, the practicality and ease of using copyrighted images and videos makes protecting your work a constant challenge. We take a look at the four big myths surrounding copyright and online video.

Capture Your Best PS4 Gaming Moments Via HDMI Soon!

Capture Your Best PS4 Gaming Moments Via HDMI Soon!

Sony is tearing down, or more accurately, building a gate in the walled garden that is the Playstation 4 HDMI stream. They announced recently that a couple updates would allow for video capture via the HDMI signal in the near future. Plus, some better collaboration with Twitch and Ustream. Are they getting soft on video copyright protection? Ha! Don’t make me laugh…this IS Sony after all.

The Day In Online Video News And Views 28th January 2014

The Day In Online Video News And Views 28th January 2014

The NFL is going to block mobile video streaming from inside the Super Bowl Stadium on Sunday, SodaStream might just get the last laugh over their censored Super Bowl ad, and Comcast subs are up. These, and other stories of the day from online video land, from ReelSEO.

YouTube Copyright Law As Explained By Puppets from Glove & Boots

YouTube Copyright Law As Explained By Puppets from Glove & Boots

YouTube got the Glove & Boots gang to explain an often confusing topic: copyright law as it pertains to YouTube. A boring topic turns extremely entertaining when these puppets get into the topics of takedown notices, ContentID, and Fair Use.

How to Copyright Your Video Content Online & Protect Ownership [Creator's Tip #65]

How to Copyright Your Video Content Online & Protect Ownership [Creators Tip #65]

Being that most of us are career marketers or video professionals, copyright protection, ownership, trademarks, fair-use and other legal matters that relate to the internet can be a bit confusing to understand.  How should one go about copyright protecting video content for the web?  How …

Vimeo Fights SOPA, Supports OPEN Act To Curtail Online Video Piracy

Vimeo Fights SOPA, Supports OPEN Act To Curtail Online Video Piracy

I interviewed Senior Counsel for Vimeo, Michael Cheah, who shares his thoughts about why The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Vimeo is running messages on January 18th (today) highlighting the issue and will invite users to tell Congress to reject SOPA. 

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. 

The End of Fair Use on YouTube? – The Reel Web #11

The End of Fair Use on YouTube?   The Reel Web #11

I'm traveling out of town this weekend, so we're doing this week's look at the Reel Web a bit differently: we're doing it vlog style! I quickly look at a couple stories that stand out to me and share them with you guys in a …

Girl Talk’s Music Raises Interesting Questions, But Day in the Life Doesn’t Explore Them

Girl Talks Music Raises Interesting Questions, But Day in the Life Doesnt Explore Them

Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, is a mashup artist.  His 2008 album, "Feed the Animals" pushed him into indie rock stardom, the indie part likely being permanent.  Since Girl Talk creates all of his music from unlicensed samples of popular music, he'll probably never be …

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