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What We Can Learn from the Ariana Grande Copyright Case

We all know that Grammy award-winning artist 🎤 Ariana Grande can belt out just about any tune.  However, here’s something you may not know:  She’s also has been involved in a copyright lawsuit. 😯 If that fact doesn’t surprise you, this one might:  Grande was sued for posting a picture of herself on Instagram 📸.  … Read more

Net Neutrality on YouTube: Explained

As a YouTube 🖥️ content creator, it’s important to understand net neutrality 🌐 and how it could affect you, if at all.  Some common questions YouTubers have about net neutrality are: ❓ What is net neutrality? ❓ Does net neutrality affect YouTube? ❓ Can ISPs slow down network connection? ❓ What is the law about … Read more

Understanding Article 13: The Meme-Killer Law

In March of 2019, in a 348 to 274 vote 🗳️, the European Union’s 🇪🇺 Parliament enacted Article 13, which has been renumbered Article 17 of the Copyright Directive.  Article 13, or what YouTubers call “the meme-killing law” says the following: If an online content-sharing ↪️ service like YouTube or Twitch publishes a creator’s video … Read more

How to Avoid Copyright Strikes on Instagram

Have you ever thought to yourself, 💭 “That Drake video clip would look so good in my Instagram story… but I don’t want to get slammed with a copyright strike”?  Whether that sounds like you, or even if you need to replace “Drake” with something like “flying squirrels”, chances are you could use some tips … Read more

Wrongful Channel Termination on YouTube: Fighting Back

It happens now and again – YouTubers 📺 all over the world freak out about their channel getting suspended or terminated . However, channel termination or suspension is usually justified. In fact 99% of the time, YouTube does have a real basis for shutting down users’ channels, so wrongful termination is uncommon. That being said, … Read more

How to Make Your Website CCPA-Compliant

Hey 👋, creator! Do you have a website 💻?  If so, it’s imperative that you learn about the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect on January 1st, 2020.  Why 🤔?  Well, if you violate the act, you could be liable for up to hundreds of thousands of dollars 💸 in fines … Read more

The Case of 2 Milly: Can You Copyright Choreography?

Unless you’ve been avoiding social media for years, you’re probably aware of the#Fortnite sensation that has swept the internet 🌐 and video game 🎮 worlds.  In case you’re unfamiliar, Fortnite is a battling ⚔️ game that immerses users in a hyperrealistic world in which they compete online against 100 other players.  In recent years, the … Read more