Copyrights

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

Christmas Carols & IP Rights

This holiday season, many of us download and play Christmas carols to our heart's content without any thought to copyright ownership. By downloading…

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Plagiarism: What is it, Exactly?

Plagiarism is a confusing subject, and can often occur without the artist knowing it until it is too late. How do you know when it has occurred and…

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Copyright Laws and School Performances

What are the legal ramifications of putting on a copyrighted play? Do you need copyright permission? Can you sell tickets to the play and take a…

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Copyright 101

Ever wonder what you can copyright? Or whether you really need to copyright your work to protect it? Copyright can be confusing, so we break it down…

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Can Fashion Designs be Copyrighted?

Recording artist Gwen Stefani recently filed an infringement suit against Forever 21™, alleging that the "fast fashion" retailer improperly used the…

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Is your great idea copyrightable?

With entrepreneurship at an all time high, people are buzzing about with ideas. But, which ideas are protected by Copyright? It can be difficult to…

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The Copyright Commons: Works in the Public Domain

Many of us have looked at a piece of art, watched a movie, or listened to a popular song and thought of using it to create something new. Well…can…

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Who Owns the Rights To Your Life Story?

An unknown, down on his luck fighter gets a shot at the big time against the reigning, legendary champ. Although the endearing underdog eventually…

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Copyright Issues for Social Media

Social media is becoming a vital part of marketing strategies in businesses bothlarge and small. Connecting with customers is the new expectation.But…

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What You Can Do When Someone Steals or Misuses Your Photos

With social communities, using cameras phones to upload and instantly share images on the Internet has become a regular part of our lives. With this…

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