Just because something is on YouTube doesn't mean you're in the clear from a copyright standpoint if you embed it. (Same goes for Flickr, etc.) Jonathan Bailey picked my brain on this issue for his piece at the Blog Herald.
Issue-spotting the Live Web, attorney Denise Howell muses about cutting edge technology-related legal issues.
<p>Denise Howell is an appellate, intellectual property and technology lawyer who enjoys broad industry recognition for her expertise on the intersection of emerging technologies and law. For further details please see her <a href="http://www.bagandbaggage.com/practice/">professional background</a> and <a href="http://www.bagandbaggage.com/speaking/">speaking schedule</a>.</p> <p>Denise's career is characterized by her passionate engagement in intellectual property issues, technology, media, and all forms of online communication. She writes one of the first law-related weblogs, <a href="http://bagandbaggage.com/">Bag and Baggage</a> and coined the term "blawg" as shorthand for legal weblog. She hosts <a href="http://twit.tv/twil">this WEEK in LAW</a> on <a href="http://twit.tv/">TWiT,</a> probing the areas where technology and society intersect in ways that present new, unique, or difficult issues under existing and developing law, and has a further audio series at IT Conversations, <a href="http://soundpolicy.net/">Sound Policy</a>. She is a regular columnist for The American Lawyer magazine. Denise is a member of the <a href="http://identitygang.org/">Identity Gang</a>, <a href="http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/projectvrm/Main_Page">Project VRM</a>, a board member of the <a href="http://attentiontrust.org/">Attention Trust</a>, and an advisory board member of <a href="http://lisensa.com/">Lisensa</a>/<a href="http://www.toptensources.com/">Top Ten Media</a> and the <a href="http://lpig.org/">Law and Policy Institutions Guide</a></p>
Am I crazy, or did my iPhone travel round trip from Shenzhen, China and back before arriving in Southern California?iPhoneDevCamp got front-of-Business-Page coverage in today's L.
The Apple Store came back online at 6:00 p.m. PDT, and my order was processed exactly eleven minutes later.
By consolidating phone, contacts, email, music, podcasts, video, and the Web in a single device, the iPhone promises to be the world's most powerful attention management machine.
Viacom and YouTube lawyers and others are in violent agreement: intellectual property won't kill social media
There has been a good deal of violent agreement thus far here at Supernova, but I was pretty surprised at the degree of it we had on the panel I moderated this morning, captioned Will Intellectual Property Kill Social Media? The answer was resoundingly "no," and the converse also held true: social media won't kill IP, either.
(Mark Lemley, Maren Christensen, Daniel Cooperman)There's a group of high profile in-house counsel and legal luminaries who participated today in the...
As an example of someone who thinks he owns his reputation data, here's lawyer John Henry Browne, threatening to sue new lawyer rating service Avvo over a rating he says is unjustifiably low.
As evidenced by the many lawsuits against Google concerning PageRank or other search result (read reputational) slippage, the notion that you own your digital reputation — even if it is at bottom a collaborative work that begins with your actions, but thereafter depends on the reactions of others — has legs. Michael O'Connor Clarke wrote an interesting post along these lines at Uninstalled called Web 3.
Current.tv has a good "pod" (if not a good branding department; really, can't we call these things something else?
As Bob Lefsetz rants, the iTunes Plus launch today has not been without its hiccups. He's particularly ticked off that users must go through a laborious "change preferences" process once they've drunk the iTunes Plus Kool-Aid, should they wish at any time to purchase the non-Plus version of a song or album:When I go to buy a car, they don’t say if I want to LOOK at the one loaded up with options I can no longer look at the base model.
Hank Barry asked me recently to consider why humans think differently (e.g.
Was just about to post something along these lines, but see The Vulture already has done all that I could do, and more:USA Today reports that the Regal Entertainment Group, the largest owner of movie theaters in the country, is introducing a wireless device into 114 theaters that allows patrons to anonymously report gripes about the moviegoing experience.
I was just using EchoSign to circulate a Google Docs-created agreement for signature, and the potential for integrating these two services fairly bashed me over the head. Talk about flying contracts!
Techmeme is all a-flutter, and my ZDNet colleagues have been right on top of the Digg/HD-DVD crack story. Here's my quick take on things, as I run off to OnHollywood (where Kevin Rose spoke this morning):Nothing says Digg has to respond to a mere demand letter under any circumstances.
I'll be moderating a session at Supernova that will look at whether social media can survive intellectual property law, and will feature general counsel from both YouTube and Viacom in addition to the always insightful Fred von Lohmann, Dabble founder and former bIPblogger Mary Hodder, and noted IP lawyer Ron Dreben.