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You Use is Not Fair – Copyright Myths and Avoiding Issues

You may think you understand copyright law enough because you have never gotten a cease and desist letter, but beware the pitfalls of your fair use misconceptions.  Copyrights, like all intellectual property, are protected to further the good of society.  … Continue reading

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I Came Here Expecting Fair Use – Copyrights in the Digital Age and Funny Clients

Clients are sometimes the funniest and cutest creatures of all time, especially when it comes to copyright law they learned on the internet.  If your clients do any type of creative work, you have probably heard the cry, “but it’s … Continue reading

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User-Generated Content – Driving Towards Compelling Marketing and Content

Everything you do is marketing in one form or another, and user-generated content is one piece of it.  Running an effective website that doesn’t crash (I’m looking at you healthcare.gov).  Having a vibrant ratings and reviews community.  Running an external … Continue reading

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It’s Just an Argument – Fair Use, Schmair Use

If you are a lawyer advising clients on content issues and creative campaigns you have invariably heard the refrain “but it’s fair use.”  If you are one of those clients who have said those words, please read this post carefully, … Continue reading

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Stealing is Stealing! Copyright Law Isn’t Different in Social Media

You may think that social media and the internet have changed copyright rules.  That whatever you find is something you can use.  Let me first say that nothing has changed.  While some may hail the January decision regarding use of … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Creations, and Being Respectful of Others – Copyright in a Digital Age

Social media is changing the world, right?  It is reducing the friction between thought and share.  It is allowing new social connections and collectives.  What it hasn’t done is change copyright law.  I’ll give you a ‘yet’ after that, as … Continue reading

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Learning From Other’s Mistakes – Even When They Aren’t Mistaken

SF Gate is reporting this morning in its blog, “The Tech Chronicles,” that Twitter has been attributing fake tweets to real users.  There is little information about how this happened and Twitter is working to fix the problem.  At any … Continue reading

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