Poor Man’s Copyright

One of the few urban legends floating around in the world of intellectual property is that mailing yourself a copy of your song, book, or other original creation will act as informal copyright or patent. This technique is sometimes called a poor man’s copyright. It seems logical enough right? You write a song, mail it… Read more


Unregistered Copyright Infringement Damages

Copyright protection exists in any work that is fixed in a tangible medium of expression, even if the work is not registered with the United States Copyright Office. However, if someone tries to infringe on an unregistered copyright — copy the work, sell the work, or perform the work without permission — the unregistered copyright… Read more


To Register or Not To Register

If you are the creator or author of a book, play, musical composition, graphic design, photo, or other creative work, you can protect your work through a copyright. By obtaining a copyright, you are claiming ownership of your work, which comes with rights and protections. A copyright is a bundle of rights assigned to one… Read more


Protecting Your Personal Brand

Your brand is everything: it’s how people view you, it’s your reputation, and it’s who you are. Many people see celebrities carefully craft their personal image and brand using social media and online profiles, but don’t realize that brand management is not just something for the rich and the famous to do. Rather, anyone who… Read more

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