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Can you legally create and distribute fan fiction that uses existing plots and characters from your favorite books, shows and movies? And if so, to what extent and under what circumstances?
Adding “LLC” to the end of your business name can also give your company some additional credibility.
Admittedly, determining how your business will be organized is not nearly as exciting as picking your company name, creating a logo or building a sleek website. Yet, a proper business structure will help you maximize profits, minimize risk and get all the boring stuff — taxes, paperwork, fees —...
Video Misuse and the Law
Cyberbullying and nonconsensual pornography (otherwise known as “revenge porn”) are two of the most common ways in which videos are misused online to harm others. Arming yourself with knowledge of the laws, policies and legal developments surrounding these types of video misuse can empower you take action or help...
Using Music in Political Campaign Commercials
As political campaigns have become increasingly televised and at times, sensationalized, the use of dramatic music is ever more tempting. However, using theme music for entire political campaigns or even individual debates or town halls has led many musicians to send cease-and-desist letters to, and even go as far...
Freebooting: What to do if Someone Steals your Video
In a nutshell Freebooting is when someone steals your content and uploads it to the web, and it’s a violation of copyright lawYour best defense is to register your content with the Copyright Office at copyright.govWhen your registered content is stolen, contact the platform and request the content be taken...
copyright.gov site
Over the years, the U.S. Copyright Office has modified its rules for registering literary works, software, musical works and accompanying words or lyrics, dramatic works, pantomimes and choreographic works, pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, motion pictures and other audiovisual works, sound recordings, and architectural works. The right to protect...
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Years ago, I was on a team of shooters on a wedding reality series produced for a regional lifestyle network.
Mark Levy is an intellectual property attorney who has won awards for productions in amateur domestic and foreign movie festivals.
Most people know that audiovisual productions like documentary, theatrical or animated movies can be protected by copyright. An audio track — music, sound effects, and/or vocals — by itself can also be registered in the U.S. Copyright Office by the person, persons or organization that created it. Copyright registration...
How do you copyright your work? Do you need to have a notification on your video? We answer these questions and more. http://copyright.gov/circs/circ45.pdf http://copyright.gov/help/faq/index.html
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