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Asked & Answered: should I register multiple copyrights together!.

Asked & Answered: should I register multiple copyrights together!.

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Angel asks about registering his multiple copyrights under a single folio of works.

This video provides my answer:

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The short answer is yes, it's often possible to register multiple works together as a folio. But, it's not always a very good idea.

Some recent court rulings seem to suggest that when multiple works within a folio are infringed, the plaintiff may only recover one award of damages. Also, if it work isn't registered within three months of its original publication, The plaintiff will not be entitled to recover attorneys fees, nor collect statutory damages. So, registering your works as a group could really be shooting oneself in the foot.

Get my book! – The Podcast, Blog & New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide

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Not too long ago, I wrote an ebook for creators and distributors of online media content. Today, I had sever

al inquiries from folks who'd have avoided some rather big problems, if they'd had the knowledge contained in the book.

So, I thought it time to mention it again.  If you're producing content on the internet, whether it's YouTube videos, blogs, podcasts, or social-media haiku, you're distributing content.  That can be fraught with legal pitfalls.  You need the information in this book.  Or, someday, you  may need a lawyer.

Get the book at http://podcastlawbook.com

(available for kindle, ibooks, or as a .pdf.)

 

The YouTube plot thickens…

Further follow up to my post on Wednesday regarding YouTube's automated audio-muting of user-generated videos containing unlicensed music…..

According to this piece at the Hollywood Reporter.. YouTube is taking things a step further… allowing users to REPLACE offending music in video soundtracks with pre-cleared music….  (automatically?)

I ask you again…  does this kind of filtering do any harm to Safe Harbor protections?

Did the RIAA just WIN the battle against Fair Use, and nobody noticed?

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