Archive for the ‘legal’ Category

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

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Using Copyrighted Music On YouTubeDo you want to use music in your YouTube videos but are unsure about the copyright issues? Do you want to use licensed tracks but not sure where to start? We answer 10 of the most pressing questions that creators and publishers have about using copyrighted music and audio tracks in their video content.

The Fine Bros Backlash and the Problem with Licensing Video Content

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
The Fine Bros Backlash and the Problem with Licensing Video ContentThis 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.

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

Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Why User-generated Video Needs the Same Protection as Branded ContentUser-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.

Using Copyrighted Music in Videos: When is it Legal?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Using Copyrighted Music in Videos: When is it Legal?Copyright law can be a minefield to navigate, and many thousands of creators may not even be aware that they are in breach of the law by using copyrighted music in their videos. We take a look at the issues surrounding copyright, and how video creators can stay legal.

Video Production and Copyright: Protect Yourself In Agreements!

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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.

YouTubers in Breach of FTC if They Fail to Disclose Sponsorships

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
YouTubers in Breach of FTC if They Fail to Disclose SponsorshipsAre you a YouTube creator that receives payment or payment in kind for your sponsored videos? Do you declare that interest within the video itself? If you are not crystal clear about paid endorsements, the FTC confirm you are in breach of its guidelines, and it will investigate if it receives enough complaints.

Video Production and Copyright: Innocent Infringement is Not OK

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Video Production and Copyright: Innocent Infringement is Not OKThe world of copyright infringement is often very confusing. We bring you some insight from a top attorney who specializes in the constantly changing areas of copyright, trademark, and intellectual property, about two of the biggest myths: you must register your work to protect it, and innocent infringement is OK.

YouTube Tells Indie Music Publishers to Sign Up or Lose Out

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
YouTube Tells Indie Music Publishers to Sign Up or Lose OutMusic has always played an important role on YouTube, so it comes as a surprise that the video site is rumored to be strong arming indie labels into terms that undervalue the worth of their artists to the site. it's also a bit of a slap in the face to Indie labels who, like VEVO, have helped keep millions of viewers on YouTube.

Capture Your Best PS4 Gaming Moments Via HDMI Soon!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Capture Your Best PS4 Gaming Moments Via HDMI Soon!Sony is tearing down, or more accurately, building a gate in the walled garden that is the Playstation 4 HDMI stream. They announced recently that a couple updates would allow for video capture via the HDMI signal in the near future. Plus, some better collaboration with Twitch and Ustream. Are they getting soft on video copyright protection? Ha! Don't make me laugh...this IS Sony after all.

YouTube ‘Super-Flagger’ Program Has Been Quietly Active Since 2012

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
YouTube 'Super-Flagger' Program Has Been Quietly Active Since 2012YouTube is using a team of 'Super Flaggers' to identify and report offensive content that violates its TOS. Most of the 200-strong group are individuals, but there are some “government agencies or non-governmental organizations such as anti-hate and child-safety groups” involved too.