What the Meltwater Case Could Mean for Bloggers

Last month, a federal district judge in New York City handed down a controversial ruling in the case of Associated Press (AP) v. Meltwater. The mammoth 91-page decision, a summary judgment in favor of the AP, was a crushing defeat for the news aggregation service Meltwater, which is left considering “options” after the decision was […]

Avoid Legal Trouble by Knowing Copyrights Matter on the Social Web, Too

Bloggers and online publishers have to follow copyright laws just as any traditional publisher must.  However, there is a gray area of copyright law, called fair use, that many online publishers refer to when their content is called into question. So what are the copyright laws and fair use legalese that you need to know […]

“Fair Use” and Publishing Media for Blogs and Videos

Lately I’ve been building videos of my dives in the Philippines for a SCUBA blog and one thing I’ve noticed is that it is becoming harder by the day to find a video service that recognizes fair use for ambient audio tracks. Sure there are always the royalty free audio selections but most of the […]