This post consolidates the links to the entirety of Intellectual Property Attorney and TBB Author, Nils Montan’s, recent 6-Part, Legal Ramifications series on Copyright Law. If you as a business blogger need a brief review of Copyright Law, then you should read the following:
We have gone into some great depth about the law of copyright, probably the IP basket that concerns most bloggers. Today we will start our discussion of the basics of trademark law.
This will be the last post on the fundamental basics of Copyright law and will cover what happens when a plaintiff successfully sues a defendant for copyright infringement. The short answer is that the plaintiff will be entitled to damages, real and those imposed by the law and injunctions, orders telling the defendant to stop…
A copyright is owned by the person who creates the work – in a blog, that’s you. Under copyright law you are called the “author.” The three exceptions are:
Fair Use is one of those terms that can raise a lot of passion among people. Some people today say that all use should be more or less “fair” and it is unfair for big media companies to try and hassle people. The traditionalists in the crowd say that fair use is merely a small limitation on the rights of copyright owners so that others may use portions of their works for certain purposes.
In the last Legal Ramifications, we gave an overview of intellectual property (“IP”) law and said that bloggers will have to contend with two of the three main parts of IP – namely, copyrights and trademarks (patent law will rarely if ever effect a blog).