I’m not a big fan of copycats. But sadly, they are a reality when running a creative business. Of course, there’s copying that’s a-ok under the law. And copying that isn’t. So the first step when dealing with a copycat is to decide if this copying is or isn’t okay under the law. This gets […]
Dealing with a copycat in your creative business? Then this post collection will help you understand what you can (and can't) do about it!
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.
Do you need to register your copyrights? Learn why registration can mean the difference between getting something or nothing from your copycat. Join me for a live no-fluff workshop where you’ll leave with actionable steps on October 28, 2020. Learn more and sign up here. Karen Lynn Ingalls came to one of the first Office […]
How do you pick a business name that won’t force a rebrand or get you in legal hot water? Watch this video to learn what a trademark search is, why it’s important, and if you can DIY it. Plus grab a FREE worksheet to help you do a trademark search.
One day you are going to open up your email to find a message from a friend/fan/client/buyer saying: “Congrats!” I just saw your work on Art Print Site. I didn’t know you were being featured over there. It looks great! “Psst!” did you know that Etsy Store Name is using your photographs? Since it’s not […]
I first learned about Alyson Stanfield almost nine years ago via Google. I turned to Google because I was helping curate an art show. It was the first show I was taking an active role in the curation and promotion process. And I didn’t want to look like a total idiot when talking to the […]
Likely one of your biggest business fears is waking up to an inbox full of emails letting you know that someone is selling a knockoff product. It’s enough to derail your entire month and send you into a rage spiral. And you’ll consider a host of ways to retaliate: shaming her online getting a lawyer […]
One afternoon you are hanging out with your family. Music is playing in the background and you are all enjoying yourselves. When a Taylor Swift song comes on your adorable daughter starts dancing and singing along. It’s just all too cute so you whip out your phone, take a short video of it, and post […]
I met Kate Koeppel during my Makeshift Society residency shortly after I launched this site. I loved how she was super stylish, but also a little nerdy. And her line of wood dividers is a perfect reflection of those elements of her personality. Allowing you to get hyper-organized and a little nerdy, without sacrificing style. […]
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of Internet discussion (and hopefully discussions over food) about appropriation art. These discussions can all be tied back to a single man, Richard Prince. This is not the first time that Price has been in the limelight over his work. And he has long been […]
I knew that in my quest to cultivate a community here, I wanted to make sure this website was appealing to those I wanted to attract. I wanted my visitors to feel like a guest and want to sit down and pull up a chair in my virtual home. That these guests were easily able […]
I know that many of you fret about posting your content online. That you sit at your computer looking at something you just created and feel torn. On one hand, you are so excited to share this with the world. On the other hand, you worry what will happen once you hit upload. This fear, […]
Earlier this year I got an email from a friend who works as a coach. She was in a tizzy, because she had gotten this odd email from a stranger asking her about the status of their project. At first she freaked out because she thought she had dropped the ball on something. She looked […]
Last time, I gave you an overview of when you can, can’t, and maybe shouldn’t act when you find your content used without your permission. This time I want to give you the exact procedure that I use to make this decision. And it’s all based on four simple questions that you only have to answer […]