Pinterest Copyright Questions and Concerns
The Social Networking Nanny, Lanae, and I co-wrote a blog post over at Lanae’s blog. We discuss who should use Pinterest and why, and what copyright questions have been raised about the site lately.
Legal Issues Around Pinterest
Arik Hanson of ACH Communications interviewed me about Pinterest. We discussed some of the major legal concerns that have been raised over the past few weeks and where Pinterest is likely to go from here.
What Do Pinterest’s Updated Terms of Service Mean for Business Users?
Do You Like Free Advertising? Or, How to Make Pinterest Work for Your Business
The hot new social site is Pinterest, alternately referred to as a threat to Facebook and Twitter and the biggest threat to copyright since Napster. If Pinterest would be an asset to your business, how can you ensure your customers can feel comfortable pinning your products or services?
What is the Creative Commons and How Does It Interact with Fair Use?
The Creative Commons is a project initiated in part by professors at my alma mater, Duke Law, through their work at the Center for the Public Domain. The Creative Commons says that it “develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.” What exactly does that mean?
Legal Terms in Real Life: Distinctiveness
Today’s Legal Word of the Day is “distinctiveness,” from trademark law. Black’s Law Dictionary (8th Ed.) defines “distinctiveness” as: “The quality of a trademarked word, symbol, or device that identifies the goods of a particular merchant and distinguishes them from the goods of others.” I define it for the real world.
Advertising: Who Knew It Was So Complicated?
You want to send a newsletter to your customers, or you are interested in doing some direct mailing, or you want to start your own email marketing list for your current and prospective customers. You have vague ideas that some things are allowed and others will get you into trouble, but you aren’t sure with whom or why. What to do?
How Do I Protect My Idea? Part IV: Trade Secrets
This four-part series is a brief introduction to the various types of intellectual property. Today’s topic: trade secrets.
How Do I Protect My Idea? Part III: Copyright
This four-part series is a brief introduction to the various types of intellectual property. Today’s topic: copyright.
How Do I Protect My Idea? Part II: Trademarks and Service Marks
This four-part series is a brief introduction to the various types of intellectual property. Today’s topic: trademarks and service marks.