Thinking about becoming an LLC? Click here to download your free copy of a workbook that will help you decide if it’s the right time. Sometimes when the law and business intersect, we have to talk about unhappy, scary, rather not think about things. On deck today – lawsuits. I wouldn’t wish a lawsuit on […]
Determining if something is covered by copyright or has “fallen” into the public domain can sometimes be tricky. (If you don’t believe me just scroll down to the chart below.) But knowing where a work falls helps you decide if you can: Incorporate the work into your own Modify/adapt the work into something else Make […]
We’ve talked about how to perform a reverse image search for an image you want to use on your blog. But what happens when you do this search for one of your own images and find a result you are not happy with? What if this use hurts your business? Help is just around the […]
I love getting post. The quickest way to endear me to you is by sending me something in the mail. But late last month I opened my mailbox to one of the most universally dreaded pieces of post – a jury summons. No one wants to get called for jury duty. It is inconvenient, it […]
Last night I got off Bart and started walking through uptown Oakland on the way to my evening appointment. Shortly after exiting the station I approached an intersection and dutifully hit the crosswalk button, waiting for the green light to indicate I could cross. While standing there, the theme of two conversations I had earlier […]
If you’ve ever dug into copyright issues, I’m sure that you’ve heard of the term fair use. And I’m sure if you started to research it, you left that research session with a spinning head and more confused than when you began. This is because fair use is one of the most complicated copyright topics. […]
In Copyright Basics, I quickly mentioned that if you placed a copyright notice on a digital file and it was removed, that you might have an additional reason to sue your infringer. Today, I want to dive into this law and how it can help you protect and enforce your copyrights. What is Copyright Management […]
Do you need to register your copyrights? Learn why registration can mean the difference between getting something or nothing from your copycat. Get instant access to a 66-minute actionable workshop so you can understand the value of registration. Plus get access to the workshop slide deck and a best practices workbook. We are going to […]
I love sitting around a burning fire. It doesn’t matter if it’s a winter fire at a cabin, a summer campfire, or the random backyard fire pit, but fires equal fun and relaxation. The art of building a fire was something I learned in my youth, but I’ve noticed that many people don’t have this […]
So you don’t get a nasty letter, you need to know who created that blog post or image so you can ask permission and give credit where credit is due. When you are trying to search backwards to find the source, these searches are called “reverse searches.” Text based reverse searches are pretty darn easy. You can […]
Figuring out ways to leverage one piece of artwork into multiple sources of income is an issue for every creative business. For visual artists, this becomes even more difficult in our right-click Internet society. The reality is that the only way to prevent your images from being posted without your permission is to not post […]
Overwhelmed by all the legal to-dos? Click here to get a free legal tip each week in your inbox from your friendly legal eagle. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I spend a big chunk of my day day-dreaming. How to “think like a lawyer” The biggest skill that you learn […]
Overwhelmed by all the legal to-dos? Click here to get a free legal tip each week in your inbox from your friendly legal eagle. I thought it only proper to begin with a short manifesto on how I believe that the law should be: easy to understand transparent contain visuals/graphics/charts written in plain English, not legalese Not […]
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