Copyright Infringement on the Internet: Problem is No Longer Confined to Entertainment industry

1 Comments Written by on May 16, 2009 | Posted in Copyright Infringement

Have you done a search on the web lately to see if any of your company’s creative works have been infringed? Well, according to an article by The Mercury News discussing these new trends in digital piracy, publishers and authors are increasingly discovering that unauthorized copies of their works are being sold over the Internet […]

Anticipating Likely Copyright Battle, Amazon Backs Down Over Kindle 2 Audio Feature

Anticipating a likely copyright battle over its new Kindle 2 audio feature, Amazon has backed down on its previous position and announced that publishers and authors will be able to decide whether to enable the feature. The Author’s Guild first signaled that a fight was brewing when it issued a February 12th alert over the […]

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 […]

Is Your Business Infringing on the Intellectual Property in Other Companies’ Logos?

1 Comments Written by on January 21, 2009 | Posted in Trademark Licensing

Increasingly, I have noticed a trend with websites: more and  more, companies are displaying other companies’ logos on their websites.  In fact, when my new website was in development, my developers proposed that I do the same. However, if you are displaying other companies logos on your website, there is a high likelihood that you are […]

Corporate Designs: Does Your Business Really Have the Rights to its Designs?

1 Comments Written by on November 3, 2008 | Posted in Marketing Design Agreements, Web Design Agreements

When I speak with the average small business owner about what I do for a living, 9 times out of 10 they advise me that they wish they could use me, but that there is business just does not have intellectual property to protect. However, in most cases, when someone tells me this, they are […]

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