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Think Before You Post: Copyright Permissions

Think Before You Post: Copyright Permissions

I stumbled upon an article the other day that challenged what copyright permissions one might have when posting videos and pictures on social media. It’s one thing to post content that is the property of someone else. but what happens when that property hosts a...
C.A.R.E.S. Act: Trademark & Patent Deadlines Extended

C.A.R.E.S. Act: Trademark & Patent Deadlines Extended

You might be surprised to find out that inside the $2 trillion stimulus package, the C.A.R.E.S. Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security), lies a very important provision for intellectual property (IP) owners. On March 27, 2020, the C.A.R.E.S. Act was...
Hiring a Ghostwriter

Hiring a Ghostwriter

Should you hire a ghostwriter? One of my blog followers sent me this question as a suggested blog topic:Question: “Can a ghostwriter display the material they created, as part of their resume and website portfolio? Answer: The short answer is “it depends”. But the...
Copyright Registration. Fourth Estate. Copyright

Copyright Registration. Fourth Estate. Copyright

Copyright Registration.   Finally, the United States Supreme Court has spoken.  For the purpose of filing a copyright infringement lawsuit, the issue of what constitutes copyright registration was decided last month by the high court. For years, the federal circuit...

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