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Ideas and the Law: Using Intellectual Property to Protect You Part 2 (Copyright)

As previously discussed on this blog, there is little legal recourse available if someone steals your idea. In certain limited circumstances you may have legal recourse but even then you have to have the resources to enforce your rights. Therefore, … Continue reading

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A Primer on Music Performance Licenses (Musical Compositions)

Among the exclusive rights granted to the owners of most copyrights is the right of public performance. As discussed in the Primer on Music Performance Licenses (Sound Recording), the public performance right for a sound recording is only available for … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Copyright and the Problem with Lost Owners: unintended consequences (Part Two)

As discussed in The Fundamentals of Copyright and the Problem with Lost Owners (Part One) the exclusive rights of copyright attach automatically to a work, whether a photograph or a poem, once it has been transposed into tangible form. However, … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Copyright and the Problem with Lost Owners (Part One)

Many people find the comparison of real property to intellectual property disconcerting or inappropriate. The arguments I have heard include “one is tangible, the other is intangible” or ” a finite number of people can use one, while millions of … Continue reading

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