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I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

Yes, I have been absent. No, nothing is wrong. Yes, I have been keeping up with everything going in the world by way of entertainment, copyright and trademark law. And, I have missed you all! Thank you to those readers who wrote in, tweeted or otherwise let me know you miss the blog. To say … Continue reading

The Eye of Music Copyright Law

The Eye of Music Copyright Law

There is this urban myth I hear all the time.  “If I just “use a few seconds” of a song then it is fair use, and I do not need a license.”  I deliberately chose the word “myth” because it is just that – a myth.  As a very general rule, most use of music requires … Continue reading

The Trademark of Friendship

The Trademark of Friendship

Southern girls are known for many things. Big hair, impeccable manners, and the ability to pull together a shower, tea, tailgate or dinner party at a moment’s notice, complete with delicious food and sweet tea. We also know the proper times when “Bless your heart” is a genuine statement of concern and when it is … Continue reading

The Electronic Superhighway of Copyright Law

The Electronic Superhighway of Copyright Law

Much like the Dolby Surround Sound demonstration before a movie in a theater, when you practice in the field of copyright and trademark law, you soon realize copyright law and trademark law is “all around.” The Hubs and I decided to visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum while in Washington, D.C. My biggest takeaway was … Continue reading

Finding Balance with Yoga, Trademark and Copyright Law

Finding Balance with Yoga, Trademark and Copyright Law

It is obvious intellectual property issues weave their way into creative businesses, such as music, writing and film. What I think is most interesting is how intellectual property issues are finding their way into nonobvious businesses. Outside of simply trademarking the name of the business, because of social media, all businesses are now creators of … Continue reading