Watch Now: I joined a VidCon copyright panel!

At the end of June, I had the pleasure of joining a legal panel at the 8th Annual VidCon in Anaheim, CA. Never heard of VidCon? You’re missing out! Explaining VidCon is simple: it’s an annual convention for online video. However, truly understanding VidCon requires an immersion in all things online video and the online influencers culture. Can…

The Law of YouTubers: The Next Generation of Creators and the Legal Issues They Face

This article was first published in the ABA’s Landslide® Magazine May/June 2017 issue (Volume 9, Number 5). Co-written by Franklin Graves & Michael Lee (@GeekAttorney). It’s undeniable that, by generating billions of daily views and hundreds of millions of hours in watch time over the course of a single day, YouTube is the go-to destination…

What Is a Career in Entertainment Law?

I recently participated in a rapid-fire Q&A webinar hosted by the American Bar Association’s Legal Career Central. I joined my Nashville-based colleague and law school friend Molly Shehan to provide insights about what it’s like to be an attorney practicing “entertainment law.” I approached the session from the in-house lawyer perspective while Molly provided a…

Copyright Office Q&A Session About The New Online DMCA Designated Agents Directory [Guest Blog Post]

Check out the transcript from an interview I conducted with the U.S. Copyright Office’s Attorney-Advisor Jason Sloan regarding the new DMCA Designated Agent Directory, published as a guest blog post over at Eric Goldman’s Technology & Marketing Law Blog. The online directory was recently launched by the U.S. Copyright Office and has been the subject of…

#MannequinChallenge Quick Take: Got A Corporate Viral Video? Think Twice Before Sharing It!

I hope by now you’ve seen the “Mannequin Challenge” videos. Two of my personal favorites are: the solo challenge and the cheating girlfriend. Do you have a favorite? Share it in the comments! A lot of the videos are dealing with takedown notices for copyright infringement because they include the song “Black Beatles (feat. Gucci Mane)” by…