Tagged with Copyright

Returning to My Radio Roots

Returning to My Radio Roots

Imagine it if you can – a six-year old brunette little girl with a heavy southern accent, dressed up in all the frills and red taffeta her mother could find taking part in her very first beauty pageant and answering her very first question on stage.  I remember being so very scared to talk in the … 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

Copyright Ideas Keep on Turning

Copyright Ideas Keep on Turning

The House of Saucier loves Saturday Night Live! We wait in anticipation about who is going to be the hosts, musical guests and the announcement of the new cast members each season. Even when the sketches are bad and miss the mark, they have an inherent goodness about them that allows society to laugh. But that … Continue reading

Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spots

Case Study: Ad Agencies and Spec Spots

I love it when my readers write in with questions and blog ideas! Keep. Them. Coming. Today’s post centers around the world of marketing and ad agencies. Here is the scenario: Directors of Production and Motion Graphics people are all told when their reel is thin to do spec spots for various clients. So, a potential … Continue reading

Etched Within Flesh – Inking Copyright

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

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

Making Money from Your Smartphone

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

Pass the Intellectual Property Stuffing

Pass the Intellectual Property Stuffing

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to take this time to say THANK YOU to each of you.  We reached a milestone a few weeks ago in surpassing 1,000 subscribers!  It’s true; check it out to the right of your screen under “Don’t Miss an Update.”  My goal was, and still is, to … Continue reading

Magic Wands of Copyright

Magic Wands of Copyright

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy” – Beethoven. I can’t help but wonder what Beethoven would think of the takedown notices sent to websites earlier this week that display song lyrics. As Billboard reported in THIS article, the National Association of Music Publishers sent takedown notices to nearly 50 websites that … Continue reading