Copyrights

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'Smoking Gun' Evidence Could Eradicate Copyright Claims for the World's Most Popular Song
Copyrights

'Smoking Gun' Evidence Could Eradicate Copyright Claims for the World's Most Popular Song

'Happy Birthday,' which reportedly generates $2 million per year for the Warner/Chappell Music, was interjected into public domain in the 20s, according to new evidence filed in a two-year-old suit.
Geoff Weiss
What Businesses Should Know About Copyright and Twitter Use
Copyrights

What Businesses Should Know About Copyright and Twitter Use

When your social media presence is an integral part of your livelihood, it's important to know what you can do to protect yourself.
Nina Zipkin
3 Things to Do After You Register a Trademark
Trademarks

3 Things to Do After You Register a Trademark

To maximize your protection, follow this quick checklist.
Jaia Thomas
Artist Sues Starbucks for $750,000 for Allegedly Stealing Her Designs
Copyrights

Artist Sues Starbucks for $750,000 for Allegedly Stealing Her Designs

The muralist says that after a potential deal with the coffee giant fell through, Starbucks designed cups inspired by her art anyway.
Kate Taylor
As Facebook Video Swells, YouTube Creators Cry Foul Over Copyright Infringement
Online Video

As Facebook Video Swells, YouTube Creators Cry Foul Over Copyright Infringement

Creators say their videos are being pilfered and posted onto Facebook by third parties, which detracts from valuable YouTube views.
Geoff Weiss
Art or Theft? Famous Artist Sells Instagram Shots for $100,000.
Legal Issues

Art or Theft? Famous Artist Sells Instagram Shots for $100,000.

Richard Prince has outraged photographers.
What I Learned From Being an Accidental Copycat
The Grind

What I Learned From Being an Accidental Copycat

The truth is lots of people are thinking of the same ideas and many people may not even realize they are influenced by other's concepts.
Adina Grigore
Someone Stole Your Design? 3 Ways to Fight Back.
Copyrights

Someone Stole Your Design? 3 Ways to Fight Back.

Target makes headlines with the latest copyright infringement fiasco. Here's how to make sure that never happens to you.
Jaia Thomas
What You Need to Know to Protect Your Big Idea
Legal Advice

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Big Idea

Trademarks, patents and copyrights are esoteric legal matters of huge importance to entrepreneurs.
Charley Moore
This Etsy Entrepreneur Claims Target Stole Her Trendy Tank Top Design
Copyrights

This Etsy Entrepreneur Claims Target Stole Her Trendy Tank Top Design

Stay-at-home mompreneur Melissa Lay was shocked to discover that Target is selling a T-shirt nearly identical to the one she handprints out of her Oregon garage.
Geoff Weiss
Why File Design Patents? Modern Uses of a Classic Form of Intellectual Property.
Patents

Why File Design Patents? Modern Uses of a Classic Form of Intellectual Property.

Today's smart companies -- big and small -- are using them as part of a comprehensive IP strategy.
Eric Raciti
When It Comes to Knockoffs, Imitation Is the Costliest Form of Flattery
Trademarks

When It Comes to Knockoffs, Imitation Is the Costliest Form of Flattery

Trademarks and patents are far from perfect protection but they are, literally, the least a business can do to protect itself from counterfeiters.
Rohan Ayyar
9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision
Intellectual Property

9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision

The idea that will make you rich likely needs to be protected long before you are rich.
John Boitnott
Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)
Branding

Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)

Besides investing in trademarking strategies, a chief component and underlying thread to Oprah's mega-success is keeping her brand strong by preventing dilution.
Jo-Ná A. Williams