The questions I get asked all the time are, more often than not, about trademarking and copyrighting. “What should I register with the US Copyright Office?” “What should I register with the US Patent and Trademark Office?” “How do I get a patent, anyway?” All great questions. But first, let’s break them up into pieces […]
Sending a DMCA takedown notice might seem fairly straightforward once you have the template. But if you have a larger-scale company, there’s more to it than simply identifying your content on someone else’s site. In the old Viacom v YouTube case, a studio’s marketing department published videos on social media networks–specifically, YouTube–and the legal department […]
Should I register my copyright? Well, when you create a work, you automatically own the copyright–it’s unique to you. But when you go and register it with the United States Copyright Office, then you have certain protections. Some of those protections mean that you can get statutory damages in court, instead of actual damages. This […]
If you have a blog, and it’s actively making you money (or your goal is for your blog to eventually make you money), it’s common sense: you should know how to copyright your blog. Or, rather, how to register the copyright for your blog. But why? After all, the moment you publish something online, it […]
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