Copyrights

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

Did you remember to copyright your website?

Nearly every company has a website these days. The internet has revolutionized how businesses deliver their services and identify their brand. But…

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The term 'all rights reserved' explained

Protecting your creative work requires a basic understanding of copyrights, including the meaning and use of the phrase “all rights reserved."

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Fair use and fair dealing in social media

Because copyright laws extend to the digital space, online users need to know how to respect copyright and protect their own copyrighted works on…

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How to copyright a movie or short film

You automatically hold copyright to your movie or short film from the moment its created and put into a fixed form. But registering your copyright is…

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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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Are literary parodies protected under the first amendment?

What if you decided to rewrite F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby? Good luck with that. But wait: your protagonist is not Nick…

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How to copyright a book

You can register a copyright for your book by submitting your registration electronically, or by mailing in a print application.

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Trademarks vs. copyrights: Which one is right for you?

Copyrights and trademarks are both important tools in protecting your intellectual property, but knowing what you need can be confusing.

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What to know about rights of publicity

Bette Midler sued Ford Motor Company for featuring an impersonation of her voice. Jeffrey Sarver sued the creators of The Hurt Locker for allegedly…

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Reprinted with permission: Requesting permission to reproduce published material

If you are going to use someone else's written work, you will need to make sure that you have permission to do so. Here is how you get it and what…

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