The 2016 Rio Olympics are over and we know who won: NBC’s multi-platform coverage of the games. What lessons can brands, agencies, publishers, and video marketers learn about the type Olympics video content that got the most views?
Many of us use YouTube to discover video content by unknown creators, and to uncover different content from creators we know and love. But it can be frustrating when YouTube's front page algorithm consistently returns curated content that we're not interested in watching, or pushes certain creators and verticals over others.
This week, YouTube megastars The Fine Bros announced that they are offering a licensing deal on their “React” video series, but this has caused a huge outcry among other creators who say Fine Bros Entertainment have no hold on the copyright. We take a look at the details.
The automatic removal of video content due to copyright infringement claims may soon be a thing of the past after a new ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision confirms that copyright and license holders will need to consider what is fair use before they issue a take down notice.
The issue of freebooted video content being uploaded to Facebook is a serious issue for many media companies, brands, and creators. But today, Facebook has publicly addressed the problem and promised more robust rights management for licensed video content.
Facebook compilation pages, or aggregator accounts, are big news on the networking site with the top 10 most successful pages generating 7.1 billion views in July 2015 alone. That's almost 3x the views of the top branded Facebook pages like Buzzfeed Video.
The YouTube view counter freezing at 301+ views has been a source of frustration for many creators over the years, even though it was introduced to stop spammers inflating views by whatever means they could. Now it's being dropped in favor of more up-to-date stats, and that's a good thing for everyone.
From the amount of hype and buzz other video sites have received in the past couple of years, you'd think YouTube was dead in the water. But far from it. Google's video platform still has some killer features that make it the king of online video.
Copyright law can be a minefield to navigate, and many thousands of creators may not even be aware that they are in breach of the law by using copyrighted music in their videos. We take a look at the issues surrounding copyright, and how video creators can stay legal.
Freebooting is the act of uploading other people's original content for personal gain, and it is becoming a huge issue in online video. Facebook doesn't have a comprehensive copyright tracking feature right now, and too many users are getting away with uploading (not just sharing) content that doesn't belong to them.
Ever wondered how many hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 10 seconds? Or how many billions and billions of hours of cat videos, how-tos, music videos, beauty tutorials, and unboxings we watch every month? YouTube is an amazing space and so generates some incredible stats - we bring you 33 of them. Enjoy!
Vimeo is rolling out its own ContentID system to ensure that the videos on the site follow community guidelines when it comes to copyright infringements. 'Copyright Match' will be triggered as soon as there is even the slightest hint of an audio or video match, and will cause a video to be flagged for review.
WatchMoJo, one of YouTube's biggest partner channels saw its account terminated yesterday for alleged copyright infringements - even though these claims had been swiftly released by licence holders like Fox. The channel is now back but it's been a turbulent few hours for them.
Do you know if your YouTube account is in good standing or what that even means? Do you know the difference between a copyright strike and a community guidelines strike? How do you know whether your video has triggered a Content ID match? Read our guide for more details.