Is Your Copyright Safe Harbor Departing? Changes to the DMCA registration process.

Changes to the DMCA Procedure If your company offers a website, app or service that allows others to post content, or if you’re a content creator, you’re probably familiar with the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Copyright Office recently adopted new rules that update the process that has been [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00December 1st, 2016|Business, Copyright, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Is Your Copyright Safe Harbor Departing? Changes to the DMCA registration process.

Voltage Pictures Lawsuit & BitTorrent Infringement

Voltage Pictures Lawsuit & BitTorrent Infringement This post is an updated version (UPDATED 4/24/14) from the previous post Copyright Scheme. In 2013, several copyright infringement suits were filed in the Federal District Court of Oregon, alleging that defendants downloaded copyrighted films using a technology called BitTorrent. Two such noteworthy cases are Elf-Man LLC v. Does [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:37+00:00April 25th, 2014|Copyright, Intellectual Property, Internet, Schemes|Comments Off on Voltage Pictures Lawsuit & BitTorrent Infringement

Copyright Infringement

How do I use a takedown notice for Copyright infringement? A copyright is a legal power that gives the creator or author of a literary, artistic, musical, or other creative work the sole right to publish and sell that work and the exclusive right to control the reproduction of the work. Violation of a copyright [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00January 21st, 2014|Copyright, Intellectual Property, Internet|Comments Off on Copyright Infringement

What is a Trademark?

Trademarks are all around, and you probably even know them when you see them, but what are they? To answer this question we will look at (1) what they are not, (2) how you get them, and (3) how they’re used. The difference between trademarks and copyrights A trademark is not a copyright, though both [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:40+00:00September 4th, 2013|Business, Intellectual Property, Trademark|Comments Off on What is a Trademark?

What is a Trade Secret?

Individuals and businesses have a variety of legal rights in the intangible things that create, invent, design or write. These are generally known as Intellectual Property and most people are familiar with the big three: copyright, trademark and patent. Lesser known, trade secrets can also offer substantial protection and represent a valuable asset that must [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:40+00:00August 22nd, 2013|Business, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Trade Secret|Comments Off on What is a Trade Secret?

Protecting your Domain

.xxx is a new sponsored Top-Level Domain (sTLD) intended as a voluntary option for pornographic websites. The voluntary domain is intended to create a “red-light district” for the Internet. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assignment of Names and Numbers) approved the .XXX sTLD on March 18, 2011, after multiple rejections over the previous 6 years. It [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:40+00:00October 11th, 2011|Internet, Small Business|Comments Off on Protecting your Domain