Video & The Law

Legal Video Guide – Learn tips for important legal issues with online video for commercial use. Here we offer news and insights into copyright infringement, fair use, trademark, right of publicity, right of privacy, defamation, trade secrets, waivers and releases – and how all of this relates to web video and digital media. Here you will find trends, tips, and insights with real attorneys and legal professionals in internet and new media law, intellectual property law, entertainment law.

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 ...

Exploring Legal Ramifications with Web Video & How to Overcome Them: Podcast

Exploring Legal Ramifications with Web Video & How to Overcome Them: Podcast

I interviewed Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark, producer and host of Entertainment Law Update, and author of "The Podcast, Blog, and New Media Producer's Legal Survival Guide." In Part 1 of our 2-part Interview, Gordon shares with me some of the more important legal issues today ...

Exclusive Evan Emory Video Interview – "I Don't Feel Like I'm A (YouTube) Criminal"

Exclusive Evan Emory Video Interview – I Dont Feel Like Im A (YouTube) Criminal

Emory Emory gives a webcam interview to ReelSEO, and shares new information about his own YouTube debacle that got him convicted of a felony charge and 60 days jail time. Emory apologized for his actions as deceitful and wrong, and says he wants to make ...

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 ...

New Netflix Competitor, Zediva, Brings Unique Twist To DVD "Rental"

New Netflix Competitor, Zediva, Brings Unique Twist To DVD Rental

There's a new Netflix in town, and it's called Zediva. After a year in beta, the service is now live to the public. DVD rentals are only $1 each in many cases (though some cost more) and Zediva can deliver movies as soon as the ...

Is Being Stupid on YouTube Now a Crime? Evan Emory Pleas "No Contest"

Is Being Stupid on YouTube Now a Crime? Evan Emory Pleas No Contest

Evan Emory may soon hold the distinction of being America's first "YouTube criminal." Yesterday in a Michigan court in Muskegon county he pleaded "no contest" to a reduced felony charge of "unlawful posting of an internet message with aggravating circumstances" – a plea deal to ...

Learn About Entertainment Law Issues with Television, Video and UGC - Live Webcast & Conference

Learn About Entertainment Law Issues with Television, Video and UGC   Live Webcast & Conference

Attention all you serious video marketers and producers! The Practising Law Institute is holding a 3-day conference March 14-16th, Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2011, which will be covering the important legal issues that you need to know that affecting the video marketplace and ...

YouTube Search Marketing and Legal Tips Galore at SMX West

YouTube Search Marketing and Legal Tips Galore at SMX West

I will be presenting at the Search Marketing Expo – SMX West Conference, being held at the San Jose Convention Center from March 8-10. I will be on the panel, "New Tools & Techniques For YouTube Success," Wednesday March 9th from 3:30 pm – 4:45 ...

Does The Recent YouTube Case Indicate A Need for New Criminal Law?

Does The Recent YouTube Case Indicate A Need for New Criminal Law?

I interviewed Amy Adler, New York University law professor and researcher on First Amendment Law, Pornography and Art, and Feminism Jurisprudence; and get her own opinion on the Evan Emory criminal case over a YouTube video. I asked Amy, can a coherent legal argument be ...

Are YouTube Performers Being Unjustly Criminally Prosecuted?

Are YouTube Performers Being Unjustly Criminally Prosecuted?

Criminal trial attorney and former prosecutor David T. Schlendorf gives an exclusive interview to ReelSEO on the criminal case of Evan Emory, the 21-year old West Michigan college student being tried in court with manufacturing child abusive material and posting it on YouTube. Schlendorf said ...