Category: Intellectual Property

Copyright, Creative Commons, and other types of licensing

Small Businesses and Work For Hire Agreements: Taking Control Of Your Business’s Intellectual Property

Small businesses hire independent contractors (otherwise known as freelancers) all the time—it’s a great way to get that extra work done on a project-by-project basis without the prolonged expense of hiring an employee. But if you’re hiring a freelancer to

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Should I Post Prices On My Website?

Since the existence of business websites, small business owners have been going back and forth over the issue of posting their prices. Should the prices appear right away? What if the prices are scalable? Will you be scaring your customers

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Copyright Registrations and Pen Names / Pseudonyms

Pen names, or pseudonyms, are common in the book publishing arena, as well as blogs and other online publications. But how does using a pseudonym or pen name affect your copyright registration? Let’s take a closer look at pseudonyms and

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Friday Favorites: Copyright Edition

This Friday, we’re all about copyrights! Here are a few excellent resources we’ve found this week to help guide you through some copyright-related issues. “The Pointless Copyright Freakout Over Pinterest” by Mike Masnick of TechDirt Pinterest has been making waves

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Search the Internet for Your Copyrighted Material

Creative professionals today are more at risk of becoming victims of copyright infringement today than ever before—with everything interconnected and easily accessible, the ability to provide someone else’s recording for download or snag and repost a photo is now child’s

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How to Ask For Permission to Use Copyrighted Material

We all know what constitutes copyright infringement—using someone else’s work without permission in a way that does not include fair use. You respect copyrights, and you want to comply with the law. But how do you use someone else’s work

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