Copyrights

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

Three Common Myths About Copyrights and the Internet

The Internet age has produced many myths about copyright. However, for all that the Internet has changed, copyright has remained the same. This…

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The Pros and Cons of Registering Photo and Music Copyrights as a Collection or Group

For a prolific artist, photographer or musician, trying to register a copyright for each creative piece separately can be expensive and time-…

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Counterfeit Goods: What You Can Do to Protect Your Brand

Creating a brand that customers rely on is a major asset for any business. When the brand’s promise is compromised due to counterfeiting, the trust…

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How to Avoid Copyright Infringement

Here's how to avoid accidentally stepping on the rights of another's creative work.

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The Fair Use Doctrine: When Use of Copyrighted Material is Acceptable

There isn’t one easy definition of fair use, however some fair use guidelines help determine if fair use is applicable in a certain case.

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Recapturing Copyrights: A Second Chance at Royalties

Many of the world's most famous musicians are getting a second chance at controlling their creations. Musicians like Bob Dylan and Eagles, might have…

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The Business of Being in a Band 101

Contrary to what your parents said, many musical bands make money. But if you're thinking of marketing your band, you need to think about protecting…

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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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How to Copyright Artwork

Registering the copyright for your work of art is a great way to protect your intellectual property rights. Find out how registration works, how it…

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Copyright vs. Trademark: What's the Difference?

Copyright and trademark overlap, and learning to unwind those overlapping rights is a great way to explain what each one protects.

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