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.

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 ...

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.

EU Opens Antitrust Case Against Google, Gives Me Comic Material

EU Opens Antitrust Case Against Google, Gives Me Comic Material

The European Union believes that Google has been up to some underhanded and generally illegal business practices in its SEO and paid search practices. I thought that since I'm in the EU, I might be able to shed some light on that. Really, I just ...

New Video Accessibility Law Mandates Closed Captions for TV Shows Online and More

New Video Accessibility Law Mandates Closed Captions for TV Shows Online and More

The US Government recently finished work on the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The thing is 74 pages long, and yes, I read through the whole blasted thing. It's mostly a lot of legal speak for "we think videos made for ...

Another Lawsuit Arrives To Challenge The Anonymity of YouTube Users

Another Lawsuit Arrives To Challenge The Anonymity of YouTube Users

Suing YouTube commenters is all the rage.  Hot on the heels of the news that a Manhattan judge has ruled that Google must turn over the names of anonymous YouTube commenters to former model Carla Franklin, we have another case involving legal action against users ...

Twit Happens: Tips To Overcome Legal Dangers With Video On Twitter

Twit Happens: Tips To Overcome Legal Dangers With Video On Twitter

I interviewed Internet technology and intellectual property attorney Evan Brown about the most important legal issues today when it pertains to businesses doing twitter and video marketing.  Evan talked with me about social media legal issues and gave advice as to how to select an attorney ...

Twit Happens – So Here Are Some Legal Tips for Twitter Video

Twit Happens – So Here Are Some Legal Tips for Twitter Video

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell interviews cyberlawyers Mark J. Rosenberg and Daliah Saper about the new video features in twitter; and shares tips for businesses to use video in twitter and other social media responsibly, and not run afoul of the law.

How To Defend Your Reputation Against Online Video Defamation

How To Defend Your Reputation Against Online Video Defamation

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell interviews digital forensic analyst and Internet libel specialist Michael Roberts about how a non-attorney like himself has helped an increasing number of victims of harassment and defamation online, and why he argues that our existing free speech laws need to be changed.

Legal Battle Brews Over Internet TV Re-broadcasting - What Are The Repercussions?

Legal Battle Brews Over Internet TV Re broadcasting   What Are The Repercussions?

When the ivi launch press release crossed my desk, to say I was interested would be an understatement. For those that don't know ivi is an application that takes broadcast television, currently only from Seattle and New York, and streams it to your desktop, anywhere ...

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