In the world of copyright law, you’re always protecting something concrete and defined–a book, a song, a video, an image. But what you’re really protecting–or trying to, at least–is the idea behind it. How do you copyright an idea, especially when it comes to more ephemeral versions of content? This post takes a stab at […]
If you’ve ever thought about licensing your artwork, you probably feel one of two ways about it. Either it seems like an impossibly complex process and you can’t imagine getting started…or it seems like easy money, where royalty checks show up in your mailbox while you watercolor in your pajamas. As with most creative careers, […]
If you’re a musician–especially if you’re just starting out–copyrighting your music might be the last thing on your mind. You figure that nobody will pirate it (probably), and decide that you’d even be flattered if someone did steal your music. And that might seem all well and good…until the day you spot your music in […]
The majority of copyright infringement cases settle by people having an honest conversation about their needs. So the faster you can get to whatever amount you’re comfortable settling with, get there and move on. You’ll ultimately be much happier, and you’ll be able to put your energy (and money!) exactly where it should be–in the unique content you’re creating.
If you’re a creator, you may need some convincing that making money is a good thing. On a basic level, everyone understands that you need money to pay the bills…but when it comes to actually being successful and not just scraping by, there can be a serious mental block. “I don’t need much to live […]