Nervous and scared to post your work online because you are afraid it will get copied? The short answer is the only way to protect your online content, is by not posting it. But this is unrealistic. Learn the 5 ways to protect it in this video.
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Are you trying to protect or earn more money from your creations? Then this post collection will help you understand how to do exactly that!
Discover the 4 steps to sending a DMCA Takedown Notice, one of the most cost-effective tools to dealing with online copycats.
Works started entering the public domain again in 2019. Curious if something you want to use is covered by copyright or in the public domain? Click through to view a chart that helps you to decide where it falls.
Congrats! You’ve been approached to illustrate a book. But now you start to worry about copyrights. How do you keep them? How might you lose them? Learn the three ways you could lose them in this Ask Kiff episode.
Congrats! You submitted your copyright registration application to the U.S. Copyright Office. But…then you discover that it’s going to take 2-10 months for your certificate to arrive. Do you have to wait to sell your work until you have a certificate in hand? Learn how quickly you can start selling your work in this week’s […]
Before law school, I was a wildlife biologist. And after nearly a decade of counting birds and rodents, I was ready for a change. But I wasn’t sure what that change was. At the time, I was showing my nature photography in galleries and I debated trying to go full time. But law school had […]
So you come up with an awesome phrase that would be perfect for a mug, a t-shirt, a card, or a hat. Can you run down to the Trademark Office and file a trademark for that phrase? Before you try to trademark a t-shirt design, make sure you check out this week’s episode of Ask Kiff. […]
If you create patterns or use them, you might be confused about the restriction at the bottom of the pattern that reads: For personal use only Are patterns protected by copyright? Can those restrictions hold up? That’s exactly what we’re going to cover in this week’s episode of Ask Kiff. Watch the video | Read […]
I can’t emphasize enough how important copyright registrations are when it comes to stopping copycats. Yeah, yeah you have a copyright from the moment you create your work. But bluntly, that fact means nothing when it comes to enforcing your copyright. When you try to enforce an unregistered copyright, you are walking into a fight […]
What is a website copyright notice? What does it mean? Does it protect my website? How do you create one? That’s exactly what we’re going to cover in this week’s episode of Ask Kiff. Watch the video | Read the show notes | Read the transcript Show notes Read this post to learn the value […]
Don’t you love it when you get proven right? Maybe it’s the attorney in me, but I love it when I get proven right. (But on the flip side, I do enjoy finding out I’m wrong because then I learn something.) In 2017, I had the excitement of knowing my opinion was deemed right by […]
Karen Lynn Ingalls came to one of the first Office Hours sessions I offered. (You can see the next Office Hours session here.) And I’ve enjoyed getting to know her. She’s got a teacher’s heart and it was so nice to finally meet her IRL when she came to my CreativeLive workshop. When Karen attended Office Hours, […]
Do you use reference photos or illustrations when creating your work? Do you incorporate other’s work into your own? Then make sure you tune into this week’s episode where I share how to let the U.S. Copyright Office know this when you fill out your copyright registration application.
I’m a big believer in DIY-ing things in your business. I do it all the time and I’m sure you do too. And even though it’s not in my best interest, I often encourage clients to DIY legal projects. And that’s because there are lots of legal projects that DIY-ing or using a service like […]