Video & The Law

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

      While content is the main focus for creators, a growing concern for those that want to use music composed by someone else in their videos, has to be copyright. Generally, creators fall into one of three categories: those who understand copyrighted music issues, those who know just enough about copyright to avoid strikes on their channels, and those who haven’t got a clue.

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

    … points of confusion to let you know exactly what you must do in order properly disclose advertising relationships. FTC Guidelines: Video Sponsorship Deals We have discussed how YouTubers are in breach of FTC guidelines if they fail to disclose sponsorship or endorsement deals before, and the core principles behind the FTC’s guidance, first…

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

    …-generated Video Content: Yes, it's Still Subject to Copyright Law User-generated viral videos - the most organically shared and viewed of all video formats – has long suffered from a neglectful ‘home video’ perception. The stigma -- as often perpetuated by mass media forums -- suggests that content we create, upload, and share is somehow exempt…

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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

    … Many of us in the world of video production and video marketing jumped into our businesses without really understanding the legal ramifications of copyright infringement. And, even if we did have a brief conversation with an attorney, the world of copyright issues is fluid, and often very confusing. In this post, we bring you some insight from…

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  • Crime Fighting Video Advertising Fraud

    …, it is a role we have to be excellent at to serve our customers well. Criminals and their methods evolve rapidly. As crime fighters, we need to adapt rapidly as well. To do that we need to build cultures and process in our organizations that help fight malicious ad traffic. Here are four points we as digital video ad companies should all be driving…

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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

    … streaming service that would lack Indie music, which would be a significant misstep. The big hits from major labels may help bring viewers to the site, but the plethora of covers of those songs and original content from the artists who cover them keep viewers on the site long after their Justin Bieber video has finished. Rather than working…

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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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