Video Misuse and the Law
Cyberbullying and nonconsensual pornography (otherwise known as “revenge porn”) are two of the most common ways in which videos are misused online to harm others. Arming yourself with knowledge of the laws, policies and legal developments surrounding these types of video misuse can empower you take action or help...
How to Use Someone's Likeness Safely in Your Social Media Video
It’s safe to say that almost everyone is on social media. We post videos of ourselves and our friends often without thinking about it. But what happens when that video goes viral and suddenly becomes a source of revenue? How can we avoid the legal complications that might accompany such success?
Using Music in Political Campaign Commercials
As political campaigns have become increasingly televised and at times, sensationalized, the use of dramatic music is ever more tempting. However, using theme music for entire political campaigns or even individual debates or town halls has led many musicians to send cease-and-desist letters to, and even go as far...
Freebooting: What to do if Someone Steals your Video
In a nutshell Freebooting is when someone steals your content and uploads it to the web, and it’s a violation of copyright lawYour best defense is to register your content with the Copyright Office at copyright.govWhen your registered content is stolen, contact the platform and request the content be taken...
Police officers arresting a person
From the New York Police Department to the Los Angeles Police Department, and everywhere in between, police protect and serve the public. They keep us safe at home, at school, and at work, and are always the first to respond to emergency situations. However, given the public scrutiny police...
Gavel and Law Book
Creating a documentary or other non-fiction video content often requires hours of research, painstaking attention to detail, and ultimately a desire to find and expose some truth.
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Years ago, I was on a team of shooters on a wedding reality series produced for a regional lifestyle network.
Mark Levy is an intellectual property attorney who has won awards for productions in amateur domestic and foreign movie festivals.
Most people know that audiovisual productions like documentary, theatrical or animated movies can be protected by copyright. An audio track — music, sound effects, and/or vocals — by itself can also be registered in the U.S. Copyright Office by the person, persons or organization that created it. Copyright registration...
How do you copyright your work? Do you need to have a notification on your video? We answer these questions and more.
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