By Joseph Storch, Associate Counsel, State University of New York
URMIA Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee Blasts are briefings designed to give you the basic facts about a wide variety of legislation and regulations that may have an impact on risk management at your institution. This Blast focuses on copyright obligations when photos or videos are synchronized to music.
Higher education institutions have received demand letters for significant sums over videos posted by institution officials and students on institution websites and social media channels. Litigation could result in substantial judgments if facts are proven and could also present public relations challenges for institutions...