In my business consulting, I have found that a lot of people do not know the difference between copyright and trademark. They do not know how to copyright a logo, website, blog or business name. Or in using the actual term, TRADEMARK their business. I used ‘copyright’ in the title because most people confuse the… Continue reading How to Copyright or Trademark Your Business
Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is… Continue reading What Are Music Publishing Agreements?
Jurors expect that professionals come to testify with opinions that support the side that hired them. Otherwise, why would they be testifying? However, they still need to be convinced that you truly believe the claims you are making. You have the important job of convincing the jury that you joined the case to investigate independently… Continue reading How to Best Convince Jurors and/or a Judge That Your Opinions Are Best
Why Copyright? Before finding out ‘why’ you should copyright, it’s helpful to know what it is. Copyright is the legal, exclusive right of an author of original works to prevent unauthorized copying, reproduction, distribution, public displays of original works such as books, music, artwork, photos, screenplays, computer programs, websites and logos. Original works whether they… Continue reading The Reasons You Need To Copyright
Website operators lie behind the scenes of the complex tapestry, which makes up the World Wide Web. Their role is valuable; however most of us give them no thought, so long as we can access the internet and relevant sites, where and when we want them! Until something goes wrong, that is. Once something defamatory… Continue reading Are Website Hosts Responsible For Defamatory Comments Posted On Their Websites?
The U.S. Copyright Office designates copyright protection for “… original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression… ” (see 17 USC § 102(a)). This begs the question: What is not protected? You learned from Part One of this series, a mere compilation of facts, like a telephone directory, is one type of… Continue reading Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works
If you are a writer or creator of any type of work, it is important that you know the laws regarding copyrights. In recent years, copyright laws have been receiving a great deal of attention. With the increased amount of attention placed on copyright, breaches of copyright are becoming a serious violation against the law.… Continue reading Copyright Laws
The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive than imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia. Zel Dolinksy, a researcher from Connecticut, has… Continue reading Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges
When it comes to trademarking many people think that it’s as easy as using the trademark symbol on all print material and online media, however there’s more to the trademarking process that you should know. Here we address some common questions: Do I have to register a trademark? While you do not have to register… Continue reading Trademark Registration in New Zealand and What You Need to Know