Facebook Reverses Decision and Announces Temporary Return to Prior Terms and Conditions

Comments Off on Facebook Reverses Decision and Announces Temporary Return to Prior Terms and Conditions Written by on February 18, 2009 | Posted in Content Licensing

Following up on our blog posting yesterday regarding the recent controversy over a Facebook decision to amend its terms and conditions, Facebook has decided to reverse its previous decision and temporarily adopt its previous terms and conditions. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the change of policy late last night, stating as follows: Many of us […]

Facebook Licensing Controversy Prompts Public to Take Closer Look at Social Networking Site Terms and Conditions

4 Comments Written by on February 17, 2009 | Posted in Content Licensing

Following on the heels of a 2007 controversy over its privacy and advertising policies, Facebook has now set off a new controversy on the web with its decision to amend its terms and conditions, which deal with the licensing of content posted to its site. The provision at the heart of this controversy states as follows: You are solely responsible for […]

Maintenance Agreements: How to Ensure Your Revenue Stream Continues Through the Recession

Comments Off on Maintenance Agreements: How to Ensure Your Revenue Stream Continues Through the Recession Written by on February 8, 2009 | Posted in Software Licensing

It’s inevitable: in a recession, most businesses are trying to cut costs wherever they can.   Every business owner is seeing the effects of this all around them. So, if you are a software company, how do you keep your maintenance agreements from being the target of one of these cuts? The Software Licensing and Master […]

Should You Look to Your Intellectual Property Portfolio to Get Through This Recession?

Comments Off on Should You Look to Your Intellectual Property Portfolio to Get Through This Recession? Written by on February 5, 2009 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property

Most companies and individuals are looking to cut expenses right now, but have you considered looking to your intellectual property portfolio to generate additional capital? According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, many companies and even individual inventors are doing just that right now: while the rest of the economy is sinking, business is […]

Associated Press Alleging Artist Stephen Fairey Infringed President Obama Photograph

1 Comments Written by on February 5, 2009 | Posted in IP Licensing Litigation

Did artist Stephen Fairey commit copyright infringement when he painted the image of President Obama and based that painting on a photo owned by the Associated Press? The Associated Press has approached Mr. Fairey and is claiming that he has in fact infringed their copyrighted photo. A photo of course is generally protected under Copyright […]

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