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Copyrights

Lawsuits

Oracle Wants $9.3 Billion From Google in Software Copyright Battle

This is the latest development in a long-running lawsuit between the two technology companies.
News and Trends

Warner to Pay $14 Million Settlement in 'Happy Birthday' Lawsuit

Now public domain, the company will no longer collect copyright fees for the song.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
Yoga

Court Puts the Bikram Hot-Yoga Empire On Ice

A federal appeals court ruled that yoga postures cannot be copyrighted.
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
Legal

How Copyrights Become Public Domain

Copyright law isn't the easiest subject in the world. Here, we break down some of the basics.
Copyrights

Copyright on 'Happy Birthday' Song Ruled Invalid

If the ruling stands, 'Happy Birthday' will enter the public domain.
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.
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.
Take It From The Pros

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.
Trademarks

3 Things to Do After You Register a Trademark

To maximize your protection, follow this quick checklist.