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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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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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Sampling and Copyright Infringement

Many hip-hop artists through the years have freely sampled recordings from other songs, television, movies, and so on. (Sampling, obviously, is when someone takes a “sample” of one sound recording and uses it in another way, frequently by looping the

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What Every Musician Needs to Know About Copyrights

Sometimes, for musicians, it’s easy for legal issues to be overlooked—but that doesn’t make them any less important. In fact, copyright issues can present an enormous hurdle to your plans for your work, so it’s important to be aware of

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