The Prinz Law Office Launches New Copyright Law Meetup Group

Comments Off on The Prinz Law Office Launches New Copyright Law Meetup Group Written by on December 15, 2015 | Posted in Blog News

The Prinz Law Office has just launched a new meetup group on copyright law issues in conjunction with the High Tech Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.  The new meetup group will be called: Copyright, Software, Internet & Social Media and the Law.  The firm anticipates having in-person as well as remote access […]

Google Announces Controversial Decision to Factor Receipt of DMCA Notices into Ranking of Websites

Comments Off on Google Announces Controversial Decision to Factor Receipt of DMCA Notices into Ranking of Websites Written by on August 15, 2012 | Posted in Content Licensing, Copyright Infringement

Google has just made a controversial announcement that it will now be factoring the number of “valid” DMCA notices that it receives on a particular website into how it ranks that website in its search results. The Wall Street Journal reported: Google’s move comes as Google itself is attempting to become a major seller and […]

Associated Press Interview Offers Some Insight on its Plans to Police Blogosphere

Comments Off on Associated Press Interview Offers Some Insight on its Plans to Police Blogosphere Written by on June 4, 2009 | Posted in Content Licensing, Copyright Infringement, IP Licensing News

As the Silicon Valley IP Licensing Blog has been reporting, the Associated Press has already initiated an effort to impose its view of what constitutes fair use on the blogosphere. However, I came across today an interesting interview by Ars Technica, which offers some insight on how the Associated Press plans to go about policing […]

Collaborating Can Create Legal Headaches if the Appropriate IP Agreements Are Not in Place

If you run a small business, you have probably given some thought over this recession to how you might be able to collaborate with other businesses to generate some additional revenue for your business. I know that this is definitely something that I have been thinking about for my practice, and it is something that […]

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 […]

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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