Video & The Law

  • Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Using Copyrighted Music On YouTube

    …, and those who haven’t got a clue. Ideally, all content creators should be in the first category, but we believe you can get away with a wide understanding. When creators ask about using copyrighted music in videos, especially in relation to their YouTube uploads, the same questions keep coming up; fair use, music licensing, and removed videos. Today…

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  • Video Creators: How-to Properly Disclose Paid Endorsement Deals

    … Did You Know? Video Creators in Breach of FTC Guidelines if They Fail to Disclose Sponsorships Recently, YouTube came under fire from consumer advocacy groups who accused them of presenting kids with ads disguised as user-generated content in their YouTube Kids app. This is quite the charge considering the lengths YouTube says they have gone…

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  • Why User-generated Video Needs the Same Protection as Branded Content

    … Sharelines Freebooting continues to be a serious problem across the major video platforms, particularly FacebookThe perception that UGC video is free to use, repurpose, and monetize without proper measure is wrongAmateur video creators are at a disadvantage when it comes to rights management A full two years ago, I wrote a guest post…

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  • Your Quick Guide to Reporting Freebooted Videos to Facebook

    … and if you’re looking for ways to fight freebooting yourself, hopefully we’ve got the answer you need. Method #1 – Directly Report Freebooted Videos I’m not a big fan of this method, although it will at least give you a track record of making every attempt to take down the offending video and it would be a great first step in the process. In the end…

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  • Video Production and Copyright: Protect Yourself In Agreements!

    … In the latest in my series on video production and copyright, we will focus on protecting yourself in agreements made in the video creation process. Understanding copyright law is an important part of any video production business - it can help you earn more revenue, negotiate more effectively, and avoid conflicts with clients. Steve Hill…

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  • Video Production and Copyright: Innocent Infringement is Not OK

    … says he constantly hears myths about copyright, and in the video excerpt below, he addresses two of these: you must register your work to protect it, and innocent infringement is OK. Copyright Myth #1: You Must Register Your Work to Protect It Let’s talk first about registering your work. Hill says that the only advantage of copyright registration…

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  • Crime Fighting Video Advertising Fraud

    … fraudsters the blueprint for gaming the system. In the world of Video Ad Serving Template (VAST), a criminal knows what part of the XML to manipulate to their ends. This is why public exchanges that trade in large quantities of VAST inventory are known as some of the most dangerous places to trade in inventory. The other pernicious result of standardizing…

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  • The Four Big Myths About Copyright And Online Video

    … case. So, they are quick to follow the law and take down an offending website." Myth #4: If a copyright notice is not given, the copyright doesn't exist. I can't really be expected to track down a copyright claim every time I want to use a video clip can I? False. No notice of copyright is required. The creator of any original work has an implied…

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  • YouTube Tells Indie Music Publishers to Sign Up or Lose Out

    … Music has always played an important role on YouTube. According to the most recent comScore numbers, VEVO pulls in over 35 million unique viewers to the site. Just last month Rihanna's VEVO channel became the first to top 5 billion views, although who knows how many of those could be fakes with VEVO's main hub just last month. But the music scene…

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  • Vimeo Launches Own ContentID System for Copyright Infringements

    … If you've ever tried watching a video on YouTube, I'm sure you're more than familiar with the 'Copyright Claim' graphic (below). For a brief moment, you click on a link thinking you'll get the video you want, and then BAM! You're stuck with this annoying screen because Content ID matched up the video you wanted to watch with something else…

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