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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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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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Fair Use and Copyright Infringement

A copyright owner has certain rights to his or her work—with some exceptions, the owner of the copyright is the only one who can reproduce, display, or otherwise share his or her work with the public. Fair use is one

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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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What Is Copyright Infringement? Part 2

Copyright FAQ In this second Copyright Infringement Q&A, we respond to your questions by taking a look at two more areas in which copyright law is sometimes misunderstood. Q. I put a disclaimer on my YouTube video that I don’t

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