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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 ...

7 Important Online Video Legal Questions On Copyright And Fair Use

7 Important Online Video Legal Questions On Copyright And Fair Use

Intellectual Property Law Attorney Marcelo Halpern gives us a "legal video education" on why most online video professionals and enthusiasts today have big misconceptions about what they are and aren't allowed to use with what they find or put out on the Internet, and the …

Electronic Frontier Foundation To Online Video Creators: Know Your Rights!

Electronic Frontier Foundation To Online Video Creators: Know Your Rights!

I interviewed Rebecca Jeschke, Media Relations Director for the digital civil liberties group, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Rebecca shared with me how they fight for people's rights with both creating videos and expression of freedom speech, and important information for all online video creators …

Online Video Shows Why DCMA & Copyright Law Are Overdue For Reform

Online Video Shows Why DCMA & Copyright Law Are Overdue For Reform

Should the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, which has been the basis for rulings around copyright infringement with online video and all other Internet content, have a 2011 makeover? I interviewed New York intellectual property attorney Robert W. Clarida about some of the problems …

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 …

Welcome to Show Business: Are You Sure Your Webcast Plays By the Rules?

Welcome to Show Business: Are You Sure Your Webcast Plays By the Rules?

Producing webcasts or online video series for marketing purposes can be a dream come true for creative types who love working with like-minded people. If you want to use professional talent or popular music within these webcasts, however, it can quickly turn into a nightmare …

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 …

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 …

Legal Guide to Online Video : What Web Video Publishers Need to Know

Legal Guide to Online Video : What Web Video Publishers Need to Know

I interviewed David Michail, an attorney specializing in media, entertainment, and technology law. David talks with me about some of the important legal issues today for video marketers publishing on YouTube and online video in user-generated content, copyright, defamation, trademark, and otherwise objectionable material.

How to License Online Video & Protect your Ownership: Legal Video Tips

How to License Online Video & Protect your Ownership: Legal Video Tips

In Part 2 of my 2-part interview with entertainment and media lawyer Gordon P. Firemark, he shares with us about how to get and give proper permissions and licensing for online videos, as well as how to have your attorney negotiate deals and draft contracts …

Can I Do That On YouTube? Copyright Law & Posting Video

Can I Do That On YouTube? Copyright Law & Posting Video

Websites all over the Internet are inviting you to link and embed your YouTube video on blog sites, "share" it with Facebook friends, or "tweet" it to your Twitter followers. But what are the legal limitations on what you can share and where you can …

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