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  1. Legal Blogging Liability FAQs

    by , 07-06-2012 at 04:59 PM


    This Legal Blogging Liability Overview is a set of FAQs which addresses common blogging issues of a legal nature which could affect your writing as a blogger, publisher, and most importantly in situations where you may have been sued or face some type of legal action regarding to information published on your blog.

    What do I do if I am sued for something that I blogged?

    Contact a good attorney (If you don't have an attorney already, or need help finding one, ...
  2. Overview of Copyright Protection Law

    by , 08-24-2011 at 02:01 AM
    Copyright protection applies to any original work of authorship, fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright law does not protect functional aspects of works as that falls to patent law. Copyright law cannot be used to protect any work of the United States Government, i.e. NASA pictures, Supreme Court opinions, or Navy battle plans. Any work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s duties may not be copyrighted. Unlike patent law, here it ...
  3. Overview of Copyright Law

    by , 08-19-2011 at 12:46 AM
    Copyright protection applies to any original work of authorship, fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright law does not protect functional aspects of works as that falls to patent law. Copyright law cannot be used to protect any work of the United States Government, i.e. NASA pictures, Supreme Court opinions, or Navy battle plans. Any work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s duties may not be copyrighted. Unlike patent law, here it ...
  4. Copyright Frequently Asked Questions

    by , 08-19-2011 at 12:32 AM
    1) What is a copyright?

    A copyright gives a person ownership over the thing he/she creates. They cover literary works such as books, paintings, computer software, etc…. A copyright does not cover facts, ideas, processes (ex: directions or recipes), or unfixes works (ex: a “jam session” which isn’t recorded). Having a copyright gives the creator the right to control it.

    The creator/author is in charge of the reproduction, distribution, and adaptation of the work. ...