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Viacom, Google Bury Hatchet Over YouTube Copyright Allegations

Viacom, Google Bury Hatchet Over YouTube Copyright Allegations

The Viacoogle war is over! Viacom and Google settled out of court in a copyright lawsuit that's gone on longer than many have been watching video on the web (heck longer than I've been at ReelSEO). After seven grueling years it seems that Viacom is satisfied with Google's handling of copyright infringement now and decided to end it.

Video is the Next Big Analytics Wave for Everything and Everyone

Video is the Next Big Analytics Wave for Everything and Everyone

From better traffic patterns to less perishable food loss, the potential for digital video as a big data source is unlimited. But we will have to choose wisely how it is used. Placing a new Starbucks? Sure. Trying to prevent crimes before they happen by profiling citizens? No thank you.

YouTube: What Does Keep Your Account In Good Standing Really Mean?

YouTube: What Does Keep Your Account In Good Standing Really Mean?

Do you know if your YouTube account is in good standing or what that even means? Do you know the difference between a copyright strike and a community guidelines strike? How do you know whether your video has triggered a Content ID match? Read our guide for more details.

Ray William Johnson Throws Down Gauntlet to Maker Studios

Ray William Johnson Throws Down Gauntlet to Maker Studios

Ray William Johnson left Maker Studios back in October 2012, and then...things got ugly. Johnson is claiming that Maker Studios is holding his AdSense account and won't give it back. And now that the original contract has expired, he says he still hasn't gotten it. RWJ to Maker: Lawyer up.

Netflix To Attack Privacy Law As Unconstitutional, Raises Further Privacy Issues

Netflix To Attack Privacy Law As Unconstitutional, Raises Further Privacy Issues

Treading water, sinking like a rock, there are all manner of swimming metaphors that could be applied to the last few months of Netflix's life. Now, they are perhaps facing a whale of a task. They are ready to challenge the Video Privacy Protection Act ...

MP3Tunes Ruling Also Opens Door For Online Video Storage Services?

MP3Tunes Ruling Also Opens Door For Online Video Storage Services?

A judge has ruled that MP3tunes was not in violation of copyright law, as they were not responsible for the uploading of the files that users were listening to and therefore not responsible for any pirated music that might have been uploaded. To me, this ...

Can I Get Sued For My “Fake” Video Prank? Legal Video Q&A

Can I Get Sued For My “Fake” Video Prank? Legal Video Q&A

Just because YouTube isn't legally liable for a "bad" video on its website doesn't mean that you're off the hook for posting it! In our "Is That Legal?" video series, attorney Evan Brown explains why featuring other adults or kids in your online video without ...

PlayLater Service, DVR For Online Video, Will Surely Be Sued

PlayLater Service, DVR For Online Video, Will Surely Be Sued

This morning I read this interesting report from Video Nuze about a new online video DVR service called PlayLater. PlayLater, from the makers of PlayOn (which lets you stream video from your computer to your TV or mobile device), will let you record your favorite ...

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

I have some pretty strong opinions about online video captions--in short, I think every video creator should be using them, and for a variety of reasons. I'm actually working on an entire article about that subject, but couldn't ignore the news announcement over the weekend ...

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 ...

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