Embedding Copyrighted Content: Infringement or Not?

By: Curtis Victor The law, in general, is slow to adapt to technological changes, and the law surrounding copyright infringement provides a great…


Protecting Your Fashion Designs

  A How-To Starter Guide by Student-Attorney Jacqueline Paetzold The Issue: Threatening Designers’ Creative Investments Designers and…


Copyright and APIs: Federal Appeals Court rules against fair use defense in second round of Oracle America, Inc v. Google (2018)

Google's use of APIs were described at trial using the metaphor that Google copied the filing cabinet, but not the files inside In a recent decision,…


Linking to Copyrighted Content: Not a Foolproof Way of Avoiding Infringement Liability

There is a common misperception that “linking” to copyrighted content on other webpages, instead of simply copying and pasting an image, for example,…


The Dangers of Copying Terms of Service and How to Avoid Them

It might be tempting to copy the Terms of Use from another website, but should you? Attribution: Cathy Olson. Facebook has 1.55 billion users, and…


Early Engagement: How Working with Your Attorney Can Help Steer Your Startup

Consulting an experienced attorney should be part of your business model validation. Entrepreneurs may not exactly relish the thought of…


How to Find Software Development for a Minimally Viable Product

  Startups often find themselves in search of developers for their minimally viable product. A common issue for startups is where to find software…


Copy-left or Copy-right? Either way, you can still get in trouble for selling someone else's code

(c) Larry Ewing, Simon Budig und Anja Gerwinsk Robert Jacobsen was a model train enthusiast and a computer programmer. Combining these interests, he…


H-E-L-L-O Copyright Lawsuit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV-tVEbwreY On 01/18/2013, freelance photographer Brian Masck filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the…


Using Images from the Web Legally

This composite Creative Commons logo is a mosaic of 2500 flickr images licensed under a Creative Commons license. Photo by qthomasbower on…