• Creator Economy Law – Issue #17

    Creator Economy Law – Issue #17

    He’s back… Meta lets Trump come back, Who owns a selfie?, DOJ sues Google (Again) over ad tech, TikTok heats things up while dying(?), and more! This is Creator Economy Law, a newsletter dedicated to exploring and analyzing the legal issues surrounding the creator economy, creators, and internet platforms. If you enjoy what you’re reading, […]

  • Creator Economy Law – Issue #16

    Creator Economy Law – Issue #16

    Licensing to build your own AI? Here’s how, UK online safety bill, YouTube’s trademark issues, Twitter cuts off dev partners (but why?), and more! This is Creator Economy Law, a newsletter dedicated to exploring and analyzing the legal issues surrounding the creator economy, creators, and internet platforms. If you enjoy what you’re reading, share with […]

  • YouTube’s New Modular Contracts for YPP

    YouTube’s New Modular Contracts for YPP

    YouTube is launching a new modular approach to how it contracts with creators in its YouTube Partner Program (YPP). Here’s what that means… Starting on February 1, 2023, creators will start earning a cut of advertising revenue from YouTube from Shorts content. Previously, creators were eligible to earn a cut of the Creator Shorts Fund […]

  • Seattle Public Schools Sue Meta, Snap, TikTok, and YouTube for Mental Health Crisis

    Seattle Public Schools Sue Meta, Snap, TikTok, and YouTube for Mental Health Crisis

    Seattle School District No. 1 filed a lawsuit against Meta (including Facebook and Instagram), Snap Inc., TikTok, and YouTube (including Alphabet and Google). But why? Let’s dive in… Seattle School District No. 1 is a school district in King County, Washington and part of Seattle Public Schools, the largest kindergarten through 12th grade school system in Washington. Seattle Public Schools serves approximately 49,300 students at 106 […]

  • Creator Economy Law – Issue #14

    Creator Economy Law – Issue #14

    My audio-only content license guide, EU fines Meta $414m, Creators & Google face class action, Twitter hit by DMCA repeat infringer lawsuit, + more! This is Creator Economy Law, a newsletter dedicated to exploring and analyzing the legal issues surrounding the creator economy, creators, and internet platforms. If you enjoy what you’re reading, share with […]

  • Goodbye 2022 👋 Hello 2023 🤩

    Goodbye 2022 👋 Hello 2023 🤩

    This is Creator Economy Law, a newsletter dedicated to exploring and analyzing the legal issues surrounding the creator economy, creators, and internet platforms. If you enjoy what you’re reading, share with friends, and invite them to subscribe using the button above and share using #CreatorEconomyLaw. That’s a wrap on 2022! Thanks so much to everyone for […]

  • AI Year in Review: A Busy 2022 for AI and IP Promises Even More in 2023

    My year-in-review article on AI and IP is out now! It’s published over on IPWatchdog. “Throughout 2021 and 2022, the world began to experiment with a massive influx of commercially available AI-assisted and AI-powered tools that can be used, whether knowingly or unknowingly, during the process of creating, researching, and innovating. Looking ahead to 2023, […]

  • Thoughts on NYSBA’s “Bored Apes and Monkey Selfies: Copyright and PFP NFTs” Article

    I have some thoughts on a bit of what was shared by Alfred David Steiner in the New York State Bar Association article “Bored Apes and Monkey Selfies: Copyright and PFP NFTs”, exploring copyright and NFT Collections, specifically those like BAYC. The article gives 4 “reasons why a ‘CryptoPunk’ may not merit copyright protection”, each […]

  • Popular Analytics Platform Social Blade Suffers Data Breach

    Popular Analytics Platform Social Blade Suffers Data Breach

    I received the email yesterday from Social Blade that their systems had been breached by a hacker. What does this mean legally? How about for their partnerships? I have my YouTube account connected to Social Blade, a helpful analytics and benchmarking tool popular among creators and widely used across the creator economy. In short: A […]

  • Elon Talks Twitter Suspension of Journalists

    Elon Talks Twitter Suspension of Journalists

    It’s wild that I was able to sit in a Twitter Spaces tonight and listen live as the platform’s owner attempted to defend his decision to suspend journalists from the platform for talking about an account that shared his jet’s publicly available travel acitivities. It’s continually interesting to follow, in real time, the destruction of […]