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Get a Software Patent to Protect Yourself, But Be Prepared for a Frustrating Process
Patents

Get a Software Patent to Protect Yourself, But Be Prepared for a Frustrating Process

Creating innovative software and getting a patent for it do not line up very well in this day and age. Here are eight reasons why the two are such different worlds.
Martin Zwilling
7 Legal Steps You Must Take Before Outsourcing Content Creation
Outsourcing

7 Legal Steps You Must Take Before Outsourcing Content Creation

Contracts, insurance policies, copyright issues. Yes, you need to think about all this and more to protect yourself whenever you outsource labor.
Aaron Agius
Feds Raid Hoverboard Booth at CES
CES 2016

Feds Raid Hoverboard Booth at CES

Federal agents investigating claims of copyright infringement raided a Chinese hoverboard stand at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Matt Clinch
YouTube Will Spend Up to $1 Million to Defend Certain Creators Facing Copyright Disputes
Copyrights

YouTube Will Spend Up to $1 Million to Defend Certain Creators Facing Copyright Disputes

The video platform is foraying into the copyright fray in a bid to protect 'fair use.'
Geoff Weiss
'Can It Be Copied?' Why Even Celebrity 'Sharks' Care About IP.
Intellectual Property

'Can It Be Copied?' Why Even Celebrity 'Sharks' Care About IP.

Intellectual property is something to be protected if you want to attract investment.
Vic Lin
Court Puts the Bikram Hot-Yoga Empire On Ice
Yoga

Court Puts the Bikram Hot-Yoga Empire On Ice

A federal appeals court ruled that yoga postures cannot be copyrighted.
Catherine Clifford
3 Key Legal Issues Online Marketers Need to Know About
Legal

3 Key Legal Issues Online Marketers Need to Know About

There are several key legal issues you need to be aware of before you start contacting customers or potential customers
How Copyrights Become Public Domain
Legal

How Copyrights Become Public Domain

Copyright law isn't the easiest subject in the world. Here, we break down some of the basics.
Copyright on 'Happy Birthday' Song Ruled Invalid
Copyrights

Copyright on 'Happy Birthday' Song Ruled Invalid

If the ruling stands, 'Happy Birthday' will enter the public domain.
Laura Entis
Ruth's Chris Sends Cease and Desist to Parody Indian Steakhouse Pop-Up
Copyrights

Ruth's Chris Sends Cease and Desist to Parody Indian Steakhouse Pop-Up

Ruth Krishna's Tandoori Steakhouse has been renamed Randy Krishna's for David Chang's satiric one-night pop-up restaurant event.
Kate Taylor
'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