The “Copyright Deadlock:” ContentID, Fair Use, and Derivative Works on YouTube

Posted by Cyberbear on April 25, 2017 in Copyright Law, Social Media |

Posted By: Emily Weiss Jim Sterling has a thriving YouTube channel. His videos include reviews of video games, along with longer video essays on the state of the games industry. Unlike a lot of other YouTubers, Jim refuses to monetize his videos, and instead supports himself through his Patreon page. But this doesn’t always prevent […]

If Privacy Were an Species, It Would Be an Endangered One

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Government Surveillance, Internet, Privacy, Social Media |

Posted by: Macaulay Christian April 20, 2015   If you were to swipe the lock screen on your smartphone, yours, like almost everyone else, would contain a variety of apps, and at least one of those apps would be a social media account, one you use frequently…why else would it be on your phone? Perhaps […]

Our Changing Perception of Privacy

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Internet, Privacy, Social Media |

Posted by: Vikram Amritraj April 19, 2015 Today, we generally think about the concept of privacy as something of an inherent right. Just the thought of others having access to our intimate actions or thoughts invokes a sense of intrusion and unrest. However, this was not always the case, and the social notion of ‘privacy’ […]

Duke University has Sent You a Friend Request?!

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Internet, Social Media |

Posted By: Ryan Bethell Recent surveys from U.S.News suggest that Universities are increasingly looking at Facebook, Linkden, and other social network profiles to help make admissions decisions. Using Facebook in admissions criteria may implicate certain obvious (government actors accessing private information) and non-obvious (admissions officers making fun of applicant essay topics online) privacy concerns, though […]

Cybersquatting on Social Media

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Intellectual Property, Internet, Social Media, Trademark |

Posted By: Jeremiah Chin   Social media began as a way for people to interact across the internet, communicating with friends, family and new people in new ways. Companies have quickly caught on to the heavy use of social media, establishing their brand on Twitter, Facebook and other sites in order to create good will […]

Apple Hopes to Stay on Top with Topsy

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Social Media, Tech News |

Posted by: Brooks Siegel   Recently the Apple Corporation purchased a Twitter analytical firm named Topsy. Topsy provides in depth analysis of anything Twitter related. Anything from trending topics, patterns of behavior, or grass roots ideas; Topsy has a hand in analyzing such Twitter data. Topsy also keeps an inventory of any Tweet that has […]

AFP v. Morel in Plain English

Posted by Cyberbear on December 3, 2013 in Copyright Law, Internet, Social Media |

Posted By: Justin McKay   Copyright law has protected artistic expression for hundreds of years, but it wasn’t until recently that Copyright law had to deal with the likes of Twitter and other social media outlets. Below is a summary of a recent case that shows how Copyright law applies to the images we share […]

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