There is an incredible amount of stuff on copyright infringement on the internet. There is so much stuff on the subject that the sheer amount makes me want to gamble with my luck and use my own moral compass.
Unfortunately, following my own moral compass is a ridiculuously bad idea (I have law school to thank for this redirection). I was thinking about doing a series for the beauty vlogger and blogger about their blogs/vlogs and making sure they comply with the law.
Paying attention to the copyright laws is such an important aspect of running a successful blog/vlog. It is important, since most of you bloggers and vloggers would love to make blogging a full time job (which trust me it can be — I have a brother successfully conducting in the affair).
Although, not being educated on copyright law (17 U.S.C. §106) & fair use (17 U.S.C. §107) at the beginning is okay (I’m not saying this in a positive way), since you probably only have a few viewers or a few hundred viewers– I suggest you familiarize with the law sooner than later. As your blog/vlog attains popularity and starts developing into your “cash cow,” others will not be amused by your ability to use their work to make you money. Sooner or later you will either be fined by the company or forced to entertain a lawsuit (which is extremely expensive way of dealing with an issues).
I will start the series next week. Do you have any specific questions? I would love to focus the blog pieces around areas you’re interested in. Remember, this piece and other pieces are my own opinions, and I’m not a lawyer nor am I holding myself out to be lawyer! I am simply a law student, who is obsessed with social media!