Category: Technology


It has been years for now when the live streaming was initially made legal in public. However, the most convenient way of doing the live video streaming has not been experienced on its first flight. Many other apps are available as live streaming services but its availability on mobile as an app has not been successful. Examples of such are the Google Hangouts, a la Vine, and Instagram in which options for being seen through the general public or sharing of videos is not feasible at all.

Basically, live streaming is the sharing of audio or video through the form of broadcasting. Doing this, live streamers are allowed to have or create their own channel. Streamers can go live anytime and anywhere they want. However, as a new innovation in the technological field, legal issues are directly bounded. And there is no boundaries defined in terms of live streaming.

Furthermore, utilization of smartphone by anyone and anywhere over the globe makes live streaming widely available. Because of this, legal issues are pretty much applicable to most individuals. Moreover, in the nature of live streaming, there is no law that covers the legal issue of the copyright, rebroadcasting or uploading of videos on YouTube which may not be a cause of political psychology.

Live streaming has too many uses. It applies on commercial and even personal use. These uses come with relevant legal issues.

Primary Legal Issues with Live Streaming

Below are some of the legal issues related to live streaming, in case you want a more elaborated explanation, click here.

Content Copyright

Generally, copyright is an aspect of the comfort zone regulations of the DMCA which is greater on their protection than that of the users. Meaning, as a user, in case you violate someone’s copyright, then it will be shouldered by you and not by them. Moreover, it is a violation to use copyrighted music as your background.

Use – Commercial or Private

Various legalities are enclosed when you are doing a live streaming for commercial use. Aside from the copyright and trademark issues, you’ll also need to be aware of the privacy laws, loitering, publicity rights and the likes.

Location issues

It is really essential to assure your rights in the location that you will be filming regardless if you are doing the live streaming on a personal basis or commercial use. Yet, legal issues are queuing to be handled in terms of a public or private property. It is pretty much safe to utilize the property in case you are on public property. On the other hand, a permit is necessary in doing a commercial live streaming.

Privacy and Right of Publicity

The right to manage your own information is known as the Privacy. Meanwhile, the Right of Publicity is the right to guard your name and your image or brand from exploitation for commercial acquisition.


The Popularity of Video Games

With today’s advancement of technology, video games are one of those products of technology that benefit a lot from the said advances. More than a decade ago, most of us probably tried playing video games with a very low quality graphics. But as years went by, video games evolved to game with a very nice graphics, can be played with two or more players, and most importantly very accessible.

Nowadays, developers found a way for us to play video games anytime, anywhere as long as we have our electronic devices and internet connection. Moreover, various social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. But those games that are more advanced can be played  by registering in a certain site or by purchasing the game online. Either way, playing video io games has become more accessible.

Video games to raise Political Concerns

Playing video games is not only a form of entertainment or a way to kill time, it has also become a great way to raise issues and awareness on a certain topic such as how to go green, and even current political issues. In the present times, developers are focusing more on inventing games that offers the later one because apparently, almost every country all over the world is struggling with political systems. It is only necessary to take initiatives that promotes making the political system more organized and less corrupt.

Game developers believe that one way to address this is to develop a game that will inform every player of the current political status or at least how an unorganized government system runs.

The Importance of Raising Political Awareness

The problem in today’s society is that most of us are not fully aware on what is currently happening on our government. We almost all the depend on the media only, which is most of the time bias.

Another reason why politics is being incorporated in playing video games is that, politics is kind of complex to include in secondary curriculum and playing video games is usually every kid’s favorite hobby. Hence, incorporating politics in video games may be a great way for a kid to be aware on what politics is.