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What are the rights (if any) of people who appear in someone else’s YouTube Video?

Woman covering her chest with armsOne lazy summer afternoon you are at a friend’s birthday party. Before you partake in some of the hot barbeque from the grill and a slice of cake, you follow your mother’s advice and take a swim in the pool before you eat. And since you are in friendly company, why not impress your friends with a swan dive from the diving board?

You stand on the diving board and call out for your friends to watch. One of them even starts recording from…

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  • YouTube , Copyright , Privacy , Privacy - Right of Publicity
  • Jun 17, 2019

Virtual Reality on Youtube

Our seventh minisode of “The Creative Influencer” podcast is available today for download on iTunes, Spotify, and premier platforms everywhere.  In minisodes, we answer questions that our listeners have emailed Jon.  In this minisode, Jon answers a question about the introduction of augmented reality on YouTube.


A transcript of the episode follows:


Today’s e-mail is from Suki and the subject is simply “VR on YT.” It reads:

“Hi Jon,

I heard that YouTube is going to start offering Virtual Reality ads. What’s your take on this?


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  • The Creative Influencer , Influencers | Social Media
  • Jun 11, 2019

How do you stand out on YouTube?

A crowd of Ducks, with a standoutLast week, we explored the massive amount of content uploaded to YouTube. Over 500 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That’s 720,000 hours of content uploaded to the platform every day!

How do you get noticed in ALL that content?! We break it down into seven tips that every Creator can implement.


Content is King

The first and most important step, is to create quality content that people want to watch.  It’s simple: Put up good content – if…

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  • YouTube , Guides , Influencers | Social Media
  • Jun 10, 2019

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