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Feature Friday – Alex Warren and SEQUENCE

Feature Friday – Alex Warren and SEQUENCE

I love the film community that is steadily growing in Mississippi.  Thanks to the work by the Mississippi Film Office, there is a continuous stream of films (with a budget and well-known actors!) being filmed in and around the Magnolia state.  This growth also leads to more opportunities for up and coming filmmakers, like my … Continue reading

Let’s Get Copyright Cookin’

Let’s Get Copyright Cookin’

I love Pinterest.  There is something productive feeling about creating your own mini-magazines showcasing your dream home, your ideal wedding or every tip you could find on treating your pets.  Let’s not forget the recipes.  When I am not talking about, reading or researching intellectual property issues, you can usually find me in the kitchen.  There is something therapeutic, … Continue reading

I Died and Went to Trademark Heaven

I Died and Went to Trademark Heaven

I died and went to trademark heaven. The walls were lined with red. There was distinctive cursive writing everywhere. Curvy bottles to reinforce memories from long ago buried in our head. The House of Saucier took a trip this past week to Atlanta. The Hubs and I had separately visited the World of Coca-Cola museum … Continue reading

Top 5 Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far

Isn’t Fall such a reflective time?  Mississippi is just barely starting to get a glimpse with sometimes cooler temperatures earlier in the morning.  As we approach a new season, let’s revisit what has been the biggest copyright and trademark stories of 2014 … so far and according to what you all most read on Statute of RyAnne. … Continue reading

Etched Within Flesh – Inking Copyright

Last night saw the start of The Hubs’s favorite time of year – football season. With football season also comes the release of this year’s Madden NFL® video game. As NPR reported earlier this week, HERE, the video game will have at least one more realistic element. For the first time, the game will feature … Continue reading

Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?

Copyright SO Easy Even a Monkey Can Do It?

Monkey see. Monkey take a selfie? Then, monkey owns a copyright? That is what British nature photographer David Slater is claiming.  When he retrieved his camera from a group of monkeys who decided to play with the device, he found a very good up close and personal photograph taking by the monkey. Slater is claiming copyright ownership … Continue reading

Feature Friday – Revisited

When StatuteofRyAnne.com first started, I featured an artist each week I really admired.  The genesis was because there is SO much talent and great creative projects coming out of the South.  Just look at the film Get On Up, the story of James Brown, recently released in theaters and filmed almost entirely in Mississippi.  Or, the #HappyMS short music collage film showcasing Mississippi’s … Continue reading

Top 5 Copyright Myths

This past week saw a story about copyright and plagiarism in Mississippi that could only happen in Mississippi. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Charles Johnson, a blogger from California used photos on his website belonging (copyrighted) to someone else, specifically The Hattiesburg American newspaper (owned by Gannett) and The Associated Press. The news article in the Clarion-Ledger states … Continue reading

The Selfie Felt Around the World

Readers, you are in luck! This week there were two relevant stories, and it was hard for me to pick just one. They are both just yummy topics. You get the bonus of a double installment this week. Tomorrow’s discussion will center on this past week’s Saturday Night Live Disney themed opening number and later … Continue reading

Walking the Legal Tightrope in Film

Walking the Legal Tightrope in Film

This past week I have been busy preparing for a talk I am giving at Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson, Mississippi.  It is a great festival complete with good food, good music, great movies and wonderful southern hospitality.  For my film industry readers,  you should consider submitting your projects to this festival.  You can find out … Continue reading

Making Money from Your Smartphone

We have all heard the saying about a photo being worth a thousand words. What if that same photo was worth $1,000 or $4,000 or maybe more? I am talking actual dollars payable to you. The creators of the new app Foap created a stock photo royalty free platform to take smartphone photos, captured by … Continue reading

Top 5 Tips for Licensing Film Content

You’ve finally done it.  You have financed, filmed and are busy finalizing your first independent film.  Congratulations! All that is left for you to do is finish the edit, license these few pesky photos and music and color correct. Then, you’ll be on your way next year to the Academy Awards.  Before you start writing … Continue reading