Tag Archives: YouTube


Posted 1 year ago in Internet Law by Amber Statler-Matthews  
Copyrighting Your Web Creations [Video]

  When Venus the two-tone cat became an Internet sensation, her owner realized she should get a copyright lawyer. As reported by field producer Amber Statler-Matthews of Lawyers.com, the owner wanted to use the cat’s image to sell products and support animal rescue groups. She called intellectual property lawyer Nancy Flint of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Flint explains that once you create a picture, video or poem you hold the copyright. But you cannot enforce your copyright unless you register it …

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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Social Networks by Lawyers.com Radio  
Podcast: Accessing Your Family Member’s Facebook Account after They Die

  What happens when your mom dies and the family wants to get access to her Facebook account? In today’s Lawyers.com broadcast, host Matt Plessner interviews Lawyers.com Editor in Chief Larry Bodine about gaining access to a family member’s Facebook, Twitter or Flickr account after the person has passed on. Following is a transcript of the podcast. Matt Plessner:  Welcome to Lawyers.com Radio; your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issue, find a lawyer in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Laura Kresich  
The Cops are Monitoring You on Social Media [Infographic]

More than 70 percent of law enforcement agencies across the U.S. use social media as an investigative tool, and the trend is growing. In a recent survey, officers reported using Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and other social networks to identify suspects, find out who their friends are and monitor their activities. Plenty of criminals make the job even easier by broadcasting their misdeeds online. If you’ve broken the law and are tempted to brag about it online, make sure you know …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
Stupid Car Thief Posts Video of the Crime on Youtube

It used to be that criminals tried to hide their misdeeds, you know, like so they wouldn’t get caught. But apparently social media has changed all that, and criminals are finding it ever more difficult to resist the urge to broadcast their latest illicit exploits to friends, family, and the viewing public. In one recent case, a gun-toting Vancouver man posted a 4-minute video on Youtube starring himself driving around recklessly in an allegedly stolen car, showing off a 9 …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Cops Monitor Social Media for Clues, Crimes

Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media are transforming how cops and prosecutors do their jobs – and should make you think twice about your digital movements if you ever get in trouble with the law. Four out of five law enforcement officials said they use social media to help solve crimes, according to a new survey by information provider LexisNexis Risk Solutions (a Lawyers.com sister company). The survey found that federal, state and local-level agencies in both small …

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