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Copyright Infringement

4 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Legally Using Christmas Songs in Business

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

At first listen, songs like "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman" seem to have a lot in common. They're both festive tunes perfect to belt out while...

Why Do Magazines and Book Publishers Rip Off Ideas? (Because They Can.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
Peter Mandel

There's nothing new under the sun. This old saw is one of the first things you learn on the job if you're a writer, artist, or other drudge who tries...

Controversial Jeremy Scott Inspiration Gallery Comes to Manhattan Lower East Side

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 05.30.2016 | Style
Courtney M. Soliday

Jeremy Scott Inspiration Gallery Opens in Lower East Side of Manhattan New York-based artist/photographer Adrian Wilson transformed his chic LES store...

Artists. Lives in the Balance.

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.14.2017 | Politics
William Buckley Jr.

As an evolved society we cannot continue to allow great art to be the sacrificial lamb for empire building on the internet.

About Why So Many Photographers Hate Richard Prince

Giovanni Savino | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Giovanni Savino

Shall we end up condoning thieves, rapists, pedophiles and killers based on the conceptual lalaland of a few arrogant, financially powerful trendsetters and unscrupulous merchants?

How Is This Artist Selling Instagram Photos That Aren't His For $90,000 Each?

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts

Did you know someone could resell your Instagram pictures for $90,000? Richard Prince, an established artist who plays with authorship and appropri...

And She's Buying a Lawsuit to Heaven

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

The surviving family members of Randy California, the late guitarist of the band "Spirit," are suing Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement claiming that "Stairway to Heaven" is based on Spirit's song "Taurus."

Legal Lessons From 'Jersey Boys' Copyright Infringement Case

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

I first saw the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys in mid-July 06' -- not late December, back in 63'. A tale about blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks becoming one of the biggest pop music sensations of all time is a plot that just writes itself -- or does it?

Photographers, Don't Think You Need to Register Your Copyrights? Think Again

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.16.2015 | Arts
Heather Hummel

So many people get caught up in the fact that "you don't have to register the copyrights to your work because it's copyrighted the moment you create it." However, if you want real protection and legal hold when it comes to your work being stolen (copyright infringement), it's worth the few minutes and few dollars to register it.

Mythbusters Scandal Grows (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am Jon Hotchkiss... the creator of the 6-hour TV series This vs That... whose content was taken from me and used in the series Mythbusters... without my consent, in violation of my copyright and without any compensation.

My Adventures in Copyright - Small Business vs. Retail Giant

Louise Verity | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Louise Verity

Creativity is difficult to protect! So stand up for yourself, take any help you can get, and don't expect everyone to agree with you.

Bloggers Beware: Think Before You Post Images Online

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

The image I chose for my post was a beautiful Tree of Life creation, which fit perfectly with the subject matter of my post. At the time, I remember hesitating for just a moment. Was it an image I had purchased from a service? Had I found it in Creative Commons? Was it OK to use?

Did Gawker Infringe Copyright? That's a Bingo!

Michelle Wein | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
Michelle Wein

Last week, the entertainment website Gawker linked to the leaked draft script of Quentin Tarantino's proposed upcoming film, The Hateful Eight. Now, Tarantino is suing the site for copyright infringement.

New Writer? Don't Make These 3 Rookie Mistakes

Allena Tapia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Allena Tapia

One constant my Internet readers will hear from me is how engaging and fulfilling it is to be a freelance writer. But, that doesn't mean there are no bumps on the road to the paid writing life.

Wilde About Food, Photos, Copyrights and Dandies!

Joe Kapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kapp

The fact that you own photographs by merely snapping the image is due in no small part to a particular photograph taken in the 1800s of a fabulous gay man by his eccentric photographer, both with a propensity for flamboyant dress.

Artists Found Another Reason To Dislike Spotify

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.04.2013 | Technology

Spotify members might be fooling themselves with their playlist-making abilities. The Ministry of Sound, a British dance music brand, is suing Spot...

How to Protect Your Blog Content

Peg Fitzpatrick | Posted 10.27.2013 | Technology
Peg Fitzpatrick

There is plenty of content theft occurring on the internet. Bloggers need to learn the steps that they can take to make sure their content doesn't get boosted and what to do if it does.

Now Streaming on a Website Near You

Gregory Alan Barnes | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Gregory Alan Barnes

The goal of identifying and disrupting the online activities of rogue websites is important and certainly worthy of pursuit. But, it must be accomplished in a way that doesn't disturb the current pace of innovation being carried-out by legitimate online services providers.

A (Semi-)Victory for Appropriation Art

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

There was a semi-big win for appropriation art, not to mention appropriation artist Richard Prince and New York's Gagosian Gallery. The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that found Prince had violated the copyright of French photographer Patrick Cariou.

Aereo Ruling a Win for TV Viewers, Future of Cloud Computing

Edward J. Black | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

A few weeks after Aereo started offering its service in New York last year, big entertainment companies like Fox and ABC sued on copyright infringement allegations. Letting the Aereo ruling stand will be a key step toward giving people the content they want on the device of their choice.

Is This A Tory Burch Knock-Off?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.26.2013 | Style

Looks like Tory Burch is suiting up for court yet again. After surviving a contentious lawsuit and settlement with ex-husband Chris Burch in Decemb...

'I Saw One Of Your Paintings In A Movie'

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
John Seed

A friend at work caught me by the drinking fountain a few days ago and mentioned something rather surprising: "I saw one of your paintings in a movie ...

How to Stop Copycats in Their Tracks

Denise Gosnell | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Denise Gosnell

Today's technology makes it so easy for people to steal content from others and then hide behind their remote location to try and get away with it. Nearly every business owner I know has faced piracy problems like this, and the problem continues to get worse.

Cartier Ticked At Obscene Logo Knockoff

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.12.2013 | Style

Cartier has ordered a Parsons design student to cease sales of his "Cuntier" hats spoofing the jewelry brand, the Daily Beast reports. As parodies ...

If Someone Makes a Sci-Fi Movie That Has Lightsabers in It, Would They Be Infringing Copyright by Copying Star Wars?

Quora | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ken Miyamoto, Screenwriter There have been a few examples of this actually happening in real...