YouTube’s Animal Abuse Videos

Music Technology Policy

Vern Buchanan, it may come as a surprise that there is actually such a thing as “animal crush” videos. In 2010, Congress passed the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act, which made the creation, sale and distribution of animal crushing videos illegal.

Posting Cover Videos of Songs – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Can you cover a song and post a video of it on your YouTube or Facebook? So, a Facebook group I’m part of has had a lively discussion going about covering songs and posting videos of their versions on YouTube and Facebook. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

Video 254

Trending Sources

Music Rights in Video of Play – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Scott asks a tricky question about music rights for video of a stage production… Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

Video 205

Using short clips in educational video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

I may use 7-10 different clips from 7-10 different movies or videos, small 15-30 second portions. I would only use the video as I would transform the video with legal examples. Now I did a video a while back in which I explain how Fair Use works… And it’s at.

Do I Need to Blur Faces in my Videos – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

VIDEO: [link]. TRANSCRIPT: When do you have to blur the faces of people you capture in your videos shot in public places? Miranda wrote to me with this question: When filming content for my YouTube videos, when do I need to blur out faces?

Video 170

Google Distributing Another Terrorist Propaganda Video

Music Technology Policy

Right on cue, Google’s YouTube video monopoly platform is distributing yet another terrorist propaganda video: According to The Long War Journal : The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, has released another video showing its fighters using American-made TOW missiles.

Video 79

Asked and Answered: Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game?

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Asked and Answered video, I respond to Guy’s inquiry about whether permission is required for a fan film based on a video game. Asked and Answered: Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game?

How To Get Permission to Use a Song in a Film or Video – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

Music Rights – How do you get permission to use a song in your video or film? So, in a previous Asked and Answered session, I talked about fans making cover videos and posting them on Youtube and Facebook. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link].

Film 260

Exploring Legal Ramifications with Web Video & How to Overcome Them

Gordon P. Firemark

I was recently honored to be interviewed by Grant Crowell of ReelSEO, for a podcast entitled: Exploring Legal Ramifications with Web Video & How to Overcome Them It was a fun interview and the topics pretty interesting.

Video 251

Using Quotes in a film, video or media production

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, Entertainment Lawyer Gordon Firemark answers a question about using quotes in your production. This is intended as general information only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

Citron on Cyber Mobs, Disinformation, and Death Videos @daniellecitron

Media Law Prof Blog

Danielle Keats Citron, Boston University of Law, is publishing Cyber Mobs, Disinformation, and Death Videos: The Internet As It Is (And As It Should Be) in the Michigan Law Review (forthcoming).

Conservative Video Producer Suing Google Over "Censorship" Pushes for Injunction

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Google urges a judge to throw out a lawsuit over restricted videos on YouTube. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Trump - 'The Grand Experiment" (Video)

Digital Media Law

The Grand Experiment He said I alone can solve it all: The Mexicans will take the fall, Rapists and murderers one and all. I'll keep them out with a beautiful wall. He claimed Muslims on the Jersey Shore Cheered 9/11 with a roar.

Video 130

Food Network Sued Over Snow Globe Cupcakes How-To Video

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Lists of ingredients aren't protected by copyright, but recipe how-to videos might be. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Food Network

Entertainment Law Update 41- Video Chat with the Interns

Gordon P. Firemark

Video of the episode is available here: [link]. The Video : Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has captured over fifteen million YouTube views for his free-fall rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” recorded on the International Space Station (the “ISS”).

How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc.

Gordon P. Firemark

If you’ve wondered how composers and songwriters get noticed, and have their music licensed for use in movies, on television, in video games, and other media, you’re not alone. The post How to get your music into film, TV, Video Games, etc.

TMZ Beats Jared Leto's Lawsuit Over Taylor Swift Curse Video

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A judge concludes the actor never owned the video. The videographer did and transferred rights to the gossip site. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Music Business THR Online

Actor 113

Video Business Shuts Down

Digital Media Law

Video Business magazine, a definitive chronicler of the home video business for 29 years and a sister publication of Variety (parent co. Still, since both the magazine and home video businesses are in trouble, a magazine that covers home video suffers a double whammy. Tags: home video magazines is Reed Business ), is closing its doors after 29 years, effective this week. Both the online and print operations will go dark.

Video 100

Rules for using Copyright Material in Video Projects – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: What are the rules for using copyright material in your video projects? Danny wrote to me with this question: “Just watched your video on using film clips in movie reviews. AUDIO: [link].

Judge: Beyoncé Video Game Lawsuit Can Move Forward

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Singer says she isn't to blame for pulling out of the motion-sensing dance video game, "Starpower: Beyoncé." Music Music Beyonce Video Gamesread more. THR, Esq.

FCC Seeks Comments on Video Description Marketplace for Report to Congress

Broadcast Law Blog

Commercial television broadcast stations that are affiliated with one of the top four commercial television broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) and are located in the top 60 television markets are required to provide 50 hours per calendar quarter of video-described prime time or children’s programming , and to provide an additional 37.5 hours of video-described programming per calendar quarter at any time between 6 a.m.

Learning Law Via Videos

Media Law Prof Blog

Reblogged from LegalED, via TaxProfBlog: Ted Style Videos on Law Teaching

Video 46

Tacky Lawyer Video Du Jour: Bully Lawyer

Media Law

Like the Nilan Johnson video I wrote about before, here is an attempt at humor that fails miserably. I guess so, given this video and his URL of bullylawyer.com. General video

Video 94

FCC Seeks Comments on Video Description Marketplace for Report to Congress

Broadcast Law Blog

Commercial television broadcast stations that are affiliated with one of the top four commercial television broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) and are located in the top 60 television markets are required to provide 50 hours per calendar quarter of video-described prime time or children’s programming , and to provide an additional 37.5 hours of video-described programming per calendar quarter at any time between 6 a.m.

FTC Settles With Machinima Over YouTube Videos of Influential Gamers

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The videos touted Xbox games without revealing paid endorsements. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Games 84

Video: Unboxing and Using the LegalBoard

Media Law

I also recorded this video of unboxing and using the LegalBoard. The post Video: Unboxing and Using the LegalBoard appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. After I wrote last weekabout the LegalBoard, a keyboard designed just for lawyers, I received a review unit.

Sony defeats video game equal rights claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Computer and video games continue to yield some interesting law. Tags: Decisions Roundup Litigation Video Games By Eriq Gardner We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal -- unless, of course, these men are pursuing happiness inside a massively-multiplayer-online-role-playing game. Today's.

Sony defeats video game equal rights claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Computer and video games continue to yield some interesting law. Tags: Decisions Roundup Litigation Video Games By Eriq Gardner We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal -- unless, of course, these men are pursuing happiness inside a massively-multiplayer-online-role-playing game. Today's.

Oldies and Goodies

Gordon P. Firemark

US Judge Tosses French Court’s $2.2MM Picasso Judgment over photo s Indianapolis Photographer/Lawyer RICHARD BELL’S LAWSUIT THROWN OUT JURY SAID NO TO QUESTION OF AUTHORSHIP IT’S ELECTION SEASON AND Nickelback SUCCESSFULLY stops Trump’s use of song/video. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The post Oldies and Goodies originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. Entertainment Law Entertainment Law Update Law and Video Podcast Podcasts

YouTube Hosts Jihadi Recruitment Video: “Equip a Fighter This Ramadan”

Music Technology Policy

YouTube once again demonstrates its recruiting power for the jihad with this video entitled “Equip a Fighter This Ramadan” There’s some season’s greetings for you, eh? Because as the video advises, “whoever prepares a fighter has participated in the fight.”

9th Circuit ruling could limit publication of private celebrity photos, videos, sex tapes.

Gordon P. Firemark

Things just got more treacherous for publishers and news organizations to run private photographs and videos of celebrities. This week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in Monge v. Treacherous waters ahead for news media.

Tattoo Artist Sues Over Copycat in 'UFC Undisputed' Video Game

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Video Games THR, Esq. Chris Escobedo identifies the tattoo on UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit as his own, and says it is protected by copyright. read more. Style Tech Business

Hulu Beats Big Privacy Lawsuit Over Video Viewing Disclosures

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Those suing under the Video Privacy Protection Act can''t establish that Hulu knew what Facebook might do with information being shared. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Hulu 92

Facebook Now Facing Claims of Fraud In Lawsuit Over User Video Viewing Metrics

Media Law Prof Blog

Some advertisers are suing Facebook over what they say is overestimation of user video viewing, which they say meant advertisers were more inclined to pay for video ads on Facebook than on other social media.

Scotland Yard, The ISIS Video, and Terrorism

Media Law Prof Blog

The UK''s Metropolitan Police is warning individuals and social media users that sharing or even viewing the video of reporter James Foley''s brutal execution could be grounds for prosecution under the UK''s terrorism statute. However, while disseminating the video might

Legal Advice Via Video Chat: ‘Legaler’ To Preview at Techshow

Media Law

An Australian company called Legaler will be at ABA Techshow this week previewing its cloud platform that will enable lawyers to provide legal advice and consultations via video chat through a feature called LiveAdvice. The post Legal Advice Via Video Chat: ‘Legaler’ To Preview at Techshow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General video

Video 63

FCC Extends Comment Dates in Proceeding Looking to Regulate Online Video Under MVPD Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday released a public notice extending the comment dates in their proceeding to regulate Online (or “over-the-top”) Video, particularly Internet video providers who provide multiple channels of linear video programming (programming streamed at the same time to all viewers, as opposed to on-demand video like that provided by Netflix or Amazon), in the same way that they regulate MVPDs (multichannel video programming distributors like cable and satellite TV).

Germany bans Beyonce video over underwear copyright claim (video)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We're not sure what's more scintillating — that a German court has banned Beyonce's video for "Video Phone" because she is wearing copyrighted underwear or that in defending the video, Sony tried to invoke Pablo Picasso.

Video 84

Asked & Answered: Video/Film/recording performances of plays.

Gordon P. Firemark

It’s not just because videos wind up on the web… The major play publishers have ’spies’ everywhere, and they’re reporting violations all the time. Q: I work in educational theater. Every year we revisit the same topic: Filming performances. I keep telling the director and others that it is simply not legal to record a performance. The response I always hear is that they never sell the film.

Film 187

Video: The Legal Ethics of Friending on Facebook

Media Law

” (For more on why I did these videos, see my first post in the series.). General legal ethics video

Asked & Answered: Finder’s Fees to friend with contacts? [Video Answer]

Gordon P. Firemark

In this video, I answer a question about whether it’s OK to pay a finder’s fee to a contact who facilitates sale of a script. Let me know your thoughts about the video format for these Asked & Answered topics. Do you like the video?

Free Speech, Democracy, and Video Images

Media Law Prof Blog

Chen, both of the University of Denver College of Law, have published Free Speech and Democracy in the Video Age as University of Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. Justin F. Marceau and Alan K.

Germany bans Beyonce video over underwear copyright claim (video)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner We're not sure what's more scintillating — that a German court has banned Beyonce's video for "Video Phone" because she is wearing copyrighted underwear or that in defending the video, Sony tried to invoke Pablo Picasso.

Video 83