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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 ...

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 …

3 Basic Legal Tips for Any Business Doing Online Video

3 Basic Legal Tips for Any Business Doing Online Video

What type of content might you have in your video that you're getting from some one else? In this video interview I did for Web Marketing Today, I explain some very basic legal issues with online video, including rights and permissions that every business needs …

Can You Make Money From Posting Video of Other’s Misfortune? Fountain Lady Fights Back

Can You Make Money From Posting Video of Others Misfortune? Fountain Lady Fights Back

Some of you may have seen the recent YouTube clip last week of a woman falling right into a fountain at a mall while texting (now dubbed "The Fountain Lady"); which has millions of views, many duplicates, and with both YouTube and some partner channels …

Ho Ho Ho It’s Our Podcast Show! Social Video Marketing (Further) Explained

Ho Ho Ho Its Our Podcast Show! Social Video Marketing (Further) Explained

Grant Crowell is this week’s featured guest on the popular podcast show DishyMix, hosted by Susan Bratton of PersonalLifeMedia. Grant and Susan discuss what is “social video marketing” and some of the ways businesses can stand to gain from it.

15 YouTube Copyright Tips for Content Creators & Marketers

15 YouTube Copyright Tips for Content Creators & Marketers

We asked 2 respected cyber-attorneys what they would recommend for video content creators in terms of protecting their own copyrighted assets on YouTube, and what guidelines other users can follow in using “fair-use” rights content. Know your rights and responsibilities.

Legal Issues With Online Video for Business – Understanding The Basics

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews Daliah Saper, Intellectual Property and Internet Law attorney, to provide an basic introduction for businesses and other professionals with understanding legal issues with online video.

Understanding Legal Issues With Copyrighted Music In Video

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell interviews Chicago’s high-profile “new media” attorney Daliah Saper about some of the important issues that video marketers and other professionals need to be aware of if they are using (or plan to use) other people’s music in their own online video pieces, and for their own professional gain.

Do Online Video Mashups of Marvel Comics’ Characters Fall Under Fair Use? Stan Lee Talks!

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell asked Marvel Comics creator icon Stan “The Man” Lee, the keynote speaker for the 2nd day of the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, what does he think about others making videos with Marvel characters and posting them online for their own business or amateur ventures?

Hitler Memes On YouTube Aren’t Legally Protected Parodies

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell talks with intellectual property attorney Mark Rosenberg, about why the multitude of video clips on YouTube taking a scene from Constantin Films’ 2004 film, Der Untergang (“Downfall”), don’t meet the criteria for fair use under U.S. law.

Improving Online Video Creative Use and Monetization

Improving Online Video Creative Use and Monetization

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell asks Harvard Law Professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig, what technical and legal platforms best balance the protection of online video copyrights versus creative expression by others?

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