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Copyright Protection Doesn't Monkey Around

The U.S. Copyright Office released an updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” in 2014 clarifying its position that it “will register an original work of authorship, provided that the work was created by a human being.”  The report goes on to state that “[t]he Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants.  247 more words

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Audits: Taking Stock of Your Intangibles

Most companies routinely perform inventory audits of their physical assets…but — even though it’s not always on the radar — performing audits of intangible assets is equally (and perhaps even more) important. 443 more words

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Q u i L L #25 Diverged Reasoning

You went to university to learn how best to discern
I learned from experience and studies that I’ve affirmed
Which of us is wiser the one who read or went through? 98 more words

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Why Should I Register My Copyrights?

The moment you create and write down, record, photograph or otherwise “fix” your creative work in “any tangible medium of expression,” you automatically have copyright protection in that work under the  407 more words

Intellectual Property

Why You Should Have Agreements with Your Independent Contractors

A work prepared by an employee within the scope of his employment is owned by the employer (which is known as a “work made for hire”). 143 more words

Best Practices

Copyright Notices

To prevent unauthorized use or copying of your works, you should always include a copyright notice on all documents, websites and other creative works.

Although the use of a copyright notice is not required under U.S. 242 more words

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