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By Eric Ball, Partner, and Earl Mah, Associate, Fenwick & West LLP
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Posting your own personal information on social media may waive your privacy rights, but evolving social customs may change that.
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Copyright and trademark law are often confused. Understanding what each protects and how can simplify your life and maximize your rights.
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Gretchen McCord, J.D., M.S.I.S., Editor
Lady Justice teaches lessons for everyday life as well as for our legal system.
Question: Jane told Joe that he can “do anything he wants” with one of her copyright-protected works, so long as he gives Jane 15% of any profits. They do not have a written agreement. Joe created a modified version of Jane’s work. Did Joe have the right to create the new, modified work? Is the new work a derivative? If so, is Joe the sole author, or are Joe and Jane joint authors? Does Joe have to credit Jane in his new work?
Question: Is it OK to copy and use an image that is in the public domain from a book that itself is protected by copyright? I thought so until I found the same image offered under a license, for a fee, on a stock-photography website.
Teaching Copyright, By Electronic Frontier Foundation
Big Changes at the Copyright Office
House Judiciary Committee Pushes Even Bigger Changes