Can I Use That Great YouTube Video?

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A question I get fairly often is: "I found this great clip on YouTube, and it [fill in the blank: "is really funny" or "really illustrates my point well" or "works really well in my presentation]. Can I use it?"

Many companies blindly assume that if a video has been posted on YouTube (or otherwise on the Internet) and they have some purpose for which they want to use it, it's fair game. In reality, the answer to the question of "Can I use it?" is...
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