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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...

Protecting America's Secret Sauce: The Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law

Michelle K. Lee | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Michelle K. Lee

Today is a new day for American inventors. The President and Congress helped American companies and innovators protect their intellectual property from those engaging in economic espionage by passing and signing the Defend Trade Secrets Act.

How Prince's Quest for Complete Artistic Control Changed the Music Industry Forever

The Conversation US | Posted 04.23.2016 | Entertainment
The Conversation US

It was Prince's pursuit of complete artistic freedom that will make up a significant portion of his legacy. His several notable confrontations with record companies, streaming services and social media users inspired other artists to both demand artistic freedom and earn their fair share of profits.

For Entrepreneurs: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

In a digitally connected world, ideas are easy to share, distribute and, unfortunately, even steal. By definition, an entrepreneur is a person who "...

Artists. Lives in the Balance.

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.14.2016 | 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.

Photo Copyright: Oscar Wilde, Richard Prince, and Your Instagram Content

Kim Farbota | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Kim Farbota

Foundations: Oscar Wilde and the Origins of Photo Copyright In 1882 a 27-year-old Oscar Wilde arrived in New York City. Wilde's best-known works, The...

Content Filtering Would Hurt Free Speech and Innovation

Joshua Lamel | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Joshua Lamel

This week marks the four year anniversary of the largest online protest in history, when 75,000 websites and 15 million users protested legislation supported by the entertainment industry that threatened freedom of expression online.

After 70 Years, Germany Is Printing 'Mein Kampf.' Should It?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts

Mein Kampf, or My Struggle, Adolf Hitler's hate-filled screed that paved the way for the Holocaust, is set to be printed for the first time in Germany...

Legal Questions When Creating a Musical Group or Band

Brad Reid | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Like it or not, law permeates our society including the arts. Musical groups find themselves surrounded by legal questions. Frequently, default legal ...

Politicians: Respect And Protect Copyright

Steven Tyler | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Tyler

This week, I sent a letter to Donald Trump's campaign asking to not use my music at political rallies. My intent was not to make a political statement, but to make one about the rights of my fellow music creators. Now is the time to show us some love by supporting the effort to reform outdated copyright laws.

3 Common Mistakes On Your About Me Page

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

On the surface, the purpose of your "About Me" page is simple: it's a place where your clients can get to know you better -- right? But actually, the goal of your "About Me" page goes much deeper than a simple autobiography.

How 'The Fat Jew' Learned The Hard Way That You Can't Break The Internet's Golden Rule

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.21.2015 | Comedy

Josh Ostrovsky -- or, as 5.7 million people on Instagram know him, The Fat Jew -- was living your typical Cinderella story of Internet fame ... until ...

The Good, the Bad, and the Uncomfortable About Being a Creator in the Digital Age

Sarah Hinchliff Pearson | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Sarah Hinchliff Pearson

If you believe in what you're doing, and I hope you do, then telling your story and explaining why people should care should really become part of your toolbox. And there is something pretty magical about the crowdfunding process when it works.

The Real 'Happy Birthday' Song Could Soon Make It To Movies And TV

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts

For decades, characters on screens big and small have been held back from singing "Happy Birthday" to one another by copyright law. Yes, if producers ...

You Can't Steal Jokes On Twitter Anymore

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology

Have you ever wanted to tweet a comedian's joke without attribution? If you do, your message could end up looking like this: That's because Twitter i...

To Pitch, or Not to Pitch, That is the Question

David Fagin | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
David Fagin

It seems you can't throw a stone in Hollywood these days without hitting someone who claims, at one time or another, they've had an idea they pitched stolen. This goes for both unknown writers, as well as established ones. But the thing to keep in mind here, is not whether they actually did.

Trending: An Education in Fashion Law

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.14.2016 | Style
Stacy Slotnick

Fashion may be the epitome of imagination and art but without fashion lawyers to help protect inimitable brands and original works, the industry cannot thrive and advance. Human creativity needs safeguarding.

Promoting the Value of Creativity With Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, and Independent Theaters Around the Country

Chris Dodd | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Dodd

If you are heading to the movies this summer to meet a dinosaur or explore the feelings inside your head or maybe for a little magic, be sure to look ...

6 Steps to Ending the Copy Cat in Business

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

The unoriginal, uninspired, and lacking of confidence in the phenomenon of a person who steals your ideas, words, and work is an eye roll to every business owner.

Fixing the DMCA, Step 1: The Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

Right now the U.S. Copyright Office is deciding whether Americans will be able to unlock phones and other devices they've paid for, whether farmers can repair their own tractors and whether Americans with disabilities will be able to access e-books and other electronic media.

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...

453 Days Later...

Tom Rubin | Posted 05.19.2016 | Technology
Tom Rubin

Welcome news this week from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. By a vote of 11 to 1, the court overturned its injunction against the controversial video called "Innocence of Muslims" that it had ordered off YouTube back in February 2014.

As Important as the Intended Artwork Is Selecting the Right Print Studio or Foundry

Daniel Grant | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Art is often a solitary pursuit but, sometimes, even the most reclusive artists must seek out the help and services of others.