By: Camille Albrecht In the heart of every child is an inventor; with the naive need to save the world from the irritations of everyday life. Elaborate plans for automatic homework machines, anti-drip ice cream eating apparatuses, and self-cleaning bedrooms, all come to mind when thinking about inventions a child might create that could change the […]
There are many nuances when it comes to copyright ownership of recipes created by a chef while employed at a restaurant, but there are some simple ways for a restaurant owner to protect recipes created by a chef from copyright issues. The easiest and simplest way is for the chef to sign a written employment […]
About a month ago, Google made a significant change to its search algorithm. With this change, Google will downgrade websites that are accused of violating copyright laws. Google, in an http://insidesearch.blogspot.com post, said that the new algorithm will take into account the number of valid copyright takedown notices that Google receives. Sites referenced in a […]
Many college students get into trouble because they don’t understand or follow copyright laws. While doing school projects, papers, or presentations, students may end up violating copyright laws. Students often hear about plagiarism. Plagiarism is not a law; it’s a breach of ethics. It may get you fired or cause you to fail an exam, […]
City Weekly just published my recent interview with Gavin Sheehan about Utah Lawyers for the Arts.
Last week there was a great article in the New York Times about the looming legal battles over termination of copyright transfers in the recording industry. The legal background is straightforward: when the Copyright Act was revised in 1976, it included provisions that allowed virtually any transfer of copyright (that is, a license from a […]
Under the US Copyright Act, the owner of a copyright has the exclusive right to control certain uses of a copyrighted work. See Section 106 of the Copyright Act. For example, if you write a book, you can control who gets to reproduce (copy) that book. But the rights of the copyright owner are […]