fair use Articles

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 ...

Video Trademark Copycats On YouTube – Legal or Illegal?

There is a growing trend of online video companies that are featuring derivatives of the YouTube logo for their own brand;. Perhaps this is done to imply to customers and prospects of  a special business affiliation the company has with YouTube, and also an implied ...

Fighting IP Extremism With Online Video – The Lawrence Lessig Interview

Fighting IP Extremism With Online Video – The Lawrence Lessig Interview

We caught up with Professor Lawrence Lessig, founder of Stanford Law school's Center for Internet and Society, and the opening Keynote Speaker the Search Engine Strategies Chicago 2008 conference for "Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy”. We asked Professor Lessing if ...

Best Practices In Fair Use for Online Video

American University's Center for Social Media today released a white paper that details guidelines for using copyrighted material in online video. Fair use is often misunderstood as there are complex laws that govern fair use.  A set of clear guidelines was absolutely needed. The first ...

Is Adobe Flash Digital Rights Management (DRM) Bad?

Interesting article titled, "Adobe Pushes DRM for Flash" on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's website. In the post, Seth Schoen talks about Adobe's new push to add digital rights managment (DRM) copyright protection to the flash player 9 and Flash Media Server software.  As Seth points ...

Advanced Visual-Based Video Copyright Detection

Eyealike, announced a new product today dubbed, Eyealike Copyright. This 'patent-pending' search platform aims to automate the process of copyright protection for online video content owners. According to the release, the service will automatically distinguish and detect copyrighted content within a video. This is quite ...

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