Copyrights

See how copyrights can protect your creative work, and know how to handle infringements, license agreements, and more.

How to Copyright a Sound Recording

Registering a copyright for a sound recording isn't complicated, but there are several things you should know before you proceed.

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Short Legal Guide for Independent Filmmakers

You may see your filmmaking as passion, but in the eyes of the law, it's business. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and your…

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How Long Does a Copyright Last?

There are a lot of complicated parts to copyright law; determining how long a copyright lasts is not one of them. It doesn't matter if you create…

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5 Things You Can't Copyright

In order to qualify for copyright protection, an original creative work must exist in tangible form—in other words, written down or in a form you can…

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Intellectual Property Tips for E-tailers

With nearly $200 billion in reported sales in 2011, e-commerce sales are expected to continue to grow over the next several years. In 2012, e-…

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Using a Copyright License Agreement for Written Work

Thinking about granting a copyright license over one of your written works? Learn more about how a copyright license agreement can protect you.

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E-Publishing and the Importance of Copyright

With the popularity of e-books and growth of the technology to support them, electronic publishing has become a lot easier. Yet with that ease and a…

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When and Where to Use a Copyright Notice

Protect your work by letting others know you own it and who they need to contact for permission to use it. It's easier than you might think.

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Avoid Infringement by Getting Copyright Permission

Need to reuse someone else's creative work?

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Forms of Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement occurs on a daily basis. Statistically speaking, you've probably infringed on someone's copyrights at some point in your life…

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