Travis Crabtree

Travis Crabtree

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Thankful I Didn’t Copy Images, Parody The Beastie Boys, Use Overbearing TOS Or Have To Stand Behind Thedirty

With the short Thanksgiving week, I thought we would touch on a few interesting stories developing over the last couple of weeks. Photographer gets $1 million+ verdict from AFP and Getty for copied Twitpics - In...more

11/27/2013 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Infringement Parody Terms of Service

Can I Use The Social Media Picture For My Story? – Part Two

Last time, we looked at whether the media can use images from social media sites applying fair use to several typical situations. Today, we look at the specific terms of service of various popular sites to see if some make...more

9/17/2013 - Copyright Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Social Media Terms of Service Twitter Vine

Can I Use The Social Media Picture For My Story? – Part One

The answer is one that frustrates people the most — it depends. In most circumstances, you run the risk of violating the copyright of the person who took the picture, so the best practice is to seek permission first (more on...more

9/9/2013 - Copyright Fair Use Right of Publicity Social Media

Viacom v. YouTube Update: What Does It Mean For Me?

The district court in New York dismissed Viacom’s lawsuit against YouTube yesterday. Yes, this case has been on appeal and remanded several times. Viacom may appeal the Second Circuit Court of Appeals once again, so it may...more

4/22/2013 - Copyright DMCA Infringement Safe Harbors Viacom Viacom v YouTube Willful Blindness YouTube

Six Strikes And You’re Out: The Copyright Alert System Begins This Week

The movie industry, the music industry and five major internet service providers, with some input from the White House, quietly got together in 2011 and came up with a system that would allow the ISPs to notify individual...more

3/4/2013 - Copyright Copyright Alert System DMCA Illegal Digital Downloads ISPs Movies Six Strikes

Most Popular Posts Of 2012

Yes, it’s the lazy way to do a post during the week before Christmas and New Year. In my next post, we will use this information to help predict the trends of legal issues for online media, marketing, internet law and...more

12/28/2012 - Anti-SLAPP Copyright Defamation Domain Names Internet SOPA

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