Do you want the video and audio content on your websites stolen because even one of your visitors thinks it is legal to take it from you? What would you do if it happened? Hire an Internet attorney and track down the thief for copyright infringement after the fact?
At least half the people who visit your site still think that content on the Internet is free and meant to be shared. And that’s perfectly fine if you want to give away your stuff.
But what if you worked hard to create that video? Or what about that mp3 that was meant to be listened to but not stolen and used on someone else’s site to take traffic away from you?
And what about your rights if you’re…
- Hosting a video or mp3 audio on your site,
- Hosting your video on another website like YouTube and embedding it on your website
- You embed a video from YouTube on your website that you didn’t create but you want to show to your visitors
- And what if someone else links on your site to a video or audio?
- Or what if any of the videos embedded or linked to on your site created by someone else are actually pirated media that you’re giving out without permission?
Each of these creates different rights and risks for you as a website owner. And if you don’t know what they are, how are you going to reduce your risks by telling your visitors about them?
Confusing, isn’t it? For you and your website visitors.
To your online success!
-Mike the Internet Attorney