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The Fine Bros Backlash and the Problem with Licensing Video Content

This week, YouTube megastars The Fine Bros announced that they are offering a licensing deal on their “React” video series, but this has caused a huge outcry among other creators who say Fine Bros Entertainment have no hold on the copyright. We take a look at the details.
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Why User-generated Video Needs the Same Protection as Branded Content

User-generated video content is often openly freebooted, with third parties monetizing that stolen content with little legal consequence. But UGC video deserves the same kind of rights management that branded content enjoys, but too many amateur creators are unaware of the protection they are entitled to.
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Video Production and Copyright: Protect Yourself In Agreements!

If you produce video, then understanding the basics of copyright law will stand you in good stead for avoiding conflicts with clients. It could even help you negotiate effectively to earn extra revenue from your productions. If you know your rights, it will make things easier for you in the long run.
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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.
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6 Awesome Rules for Funding Your Web Series Successfully

If you've ever struggled to produce high-quality web shows because you have no money, this guide is for you. It's a struggle for many creators to get funding because they follow advice that is 100% wrong. The industry is rapidly changing and dumping your show onto YouTube and crossing your fingers that it goes viral, or producing pilots on extended credit is madness! Web TV now works the SAME WAY the broadcast TV business works, so follow our battle plan for raising revenue
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YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

The music industry has often cited piracy and illegal downloading as the main reason for the decline in revenues over the past decade, A recent report on the effect of sales of Warner Brother's artists during a YouTube blackout, suggests that YouTube may have played a more significant role in loss of earnings than previously thought.
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Netflix Pays Comcast, Ends Our Love Affair

In the gilded tower of Comcast, laughter rings throughout the halls as C-level executives "make it rain" with the new found wealth they have just extorted from Netflix to ensure that consumers who already pay both companies get the exact service they pay for.
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Deep Learning Set to Help you Find More Movies at Netflix

Netflix is putting a lot of time and energy into modeling neural networks and so I strip out the amazing technical jargon and look at it from a "what does it do for online video and video viewers" as opposed to a "how many GPUs does it take to train an artificial neural network in under a week?" See, why I took the other approach?
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Netflix Says $3B Burning Hole in Pocket, Wants to Buy Content

Sure, HBO hit $4.9B last year, but Netflix hit $4.3B, and has been around for half of HBO's lifetime. This year Netflix is set to drop $3B on content, but that's only the tip of the licensing iceberg. So do they have an exit strategy to the highly costly and addictive content licensing game? I think so...
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How Web Publishers Can Get Started With Video Advertising

The advertising industry has finally embraced the power of online video and will be investing heavily in 2014, but what does that mean for web publishers? We give you the insights into three different approaches to video advertising and what it takes to win with each
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LicenceID Aims To Solve YouTube, Vimeo Copyright Issues For Good

Copyright issues on YouTube can be a messy affair, particularly if the person being accused of infringement has permission to use the content being contested. New software called LicenceID hopes to end the confusion for all parties involved.
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How to License Music for Your Videos

You want to use a copyrighted song in your video. When do you need permission to use a song? How do you go about doing getting a license to use it? Luckily, there is a process you can go through and it doesn't have to be painful.