Podcasting Law

Podcast Music Licensing “Crash Course”

Feb 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Digital Music, Podcast-Legal Music, Podcasting Events, Podcasting Law

Sessions from last fall’s Podcast and New Media Expo (PNME) continue to be released via Gigavox Media’s Podcast Academy site. The latest session is of interest to any podcaster who wants or needs to include music in their episodes. “Music Licensing for Podcasts and New Media” covers a lot of ground in under an hour. […]

User-Generated Content Key To Music Sales

Feb 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Podcasting Law, Podcasting Research, Podcasting Statistics

According to a new new NYU research report – Does Chatter Matter? – user-generated content, including blogs and social networking sites, should be considered an important tool for promoting music and predicting sales. Researchers looked at the usefulness of user-generated content in predicting sales in the music industry. They tracked the changes in online chatter […]

Copyright And Fair Use In New Media

Jan 27th, 2008 | By | Category: How to Podcast, New Media Organizations, Podcasting Law, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

The Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP) has published an excellent primer on fair use and copyright in the context of new media. These are topics that podcasters, indie video publishers and bloggers continually struggle with. A recent example is the controversy over the Richter Scales unauthorized use of Lane Hartwell’s photos in a video for […]

Bloggers, Podcasters Now Covered By Freedom Of Information Act

Jan 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Podcasting Law

On Monday, December 31, 2007, President Bush signed into law the “Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007,” which amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by: establishing a definition of “a representative of the news media;” directing that required attorney fees be paid from an agency’s own appropriation rather than from […]

9 Fair Use Ways To Reuse Online Video

Jan 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Podcasting Law

There’s been a lot of controversy in the last year over the use and reuse of coyrighted content in videos published at sites like YouTube. A new study on copyright and creativity from the Center and American University‚Äôs Washington College of Law may help clear things up. The study (pdf), Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted […]

Saudis Detaining Popular Political Blogger

Jan 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Podcasting Law

Saudi political blogger Fouah al-Farhan is being held for ‚Äúpurposes of interrogation‚Äù. Farhan‚Äôs blog criticizes official corruption and advocates government reform, and has become one of the most widely read in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, a monarchy, restricts free speech and does not allow public political gatherings. The Saudi press has not reported Farhan’s arrest. […]

Here Comes Another Bubble Controversy Ends On A Happy Note……Not!

Dec 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Making Money with Podcasts, Podcasting Law, Streaming Video, Video

The controversy over the Richter Scales’ Here Comes Another Bubble appears to be drawing to a close. The video was taken down from YouTube after photographer Lane Hartwell objected to the unauthorized use of one of her photos in the video. This has led to a great deal of debate over the role of copyright […]

Lane Hartwell Controversy Heats Up

Dec 18th, 2007 | By | Category: Podcasting Law

The Lane Hartwell copyright controversy has led to a great deal of debate over the role of copyright and fair use in Internet videos. Hartwell is a professional photographer that publishes her images on Flickr, with all rights reserved. When she saw one of her photos being used without permission or credit in the video […]

In Defense Of Lane Hartwell

Dec 16th, 2007 | By | Category: Podcasting Law, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts

Photographer Lane Hartwell is tired of people stealing her photos and reusing them without her permission. She’s published her images, like a lot of us, on Flickr, with all rights reserved. Unlike most of us, though, Hartwell is a freelance photographer and a regular contributor to Wired News. Her work has featured in publications around […]

Media Companies Draw Line In The Sand On Copyright Infringement

Oct 18th, 2007 | By | Category: Podcasting Law, Streaming Video, Video

Several of the world‚Äôs leading Internet and media companies today announced their joint support for a set of copyright guidelines for user-generated content designed to protect the intellectual property of content owners. According to the companies, the principles offer a comprehensive set of guidelines to help user-generated content (UGC) services and content creators work together […]