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3 things to know if you’re making a parody video Please note: This article should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should not rely upon the legal information or opinions provided, and you should consult with your personal legal advisor. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. Video creators! In a previous post, we laid out some basic guidelines for avoiding copyright problems on YouTube. Today, let’s look a little closer at parody videos—they can be a great draw for your fans, but it’s important […]

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What is fair use—and what isn’t? Please note: This article should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should not rely upon the legal information or opinions provided, and you should consult with your personal legal advisor. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. As a YouTuber, you may have heard talk about the concept of fair use. The fair use doctrine is a set of guidelines in Title 17, Section 107 of the United States Code (U.S. copyright law) that allows people to use other people’s copyrighted, original works in […]

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How to stay clear of YouTube copyright problems Please note: This article should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should NOT rely upon the legal information or opinions provided, and you should consult with your personal legal advisor. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. Copyright basics Copyright is a scary thing, especially on YouTube. How can you stay clear of YouTube copyright problems and keep your channel safe? Fullscreen’s golden rule: if you don’t own it or haven’t licensed it, don’t upload […]

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