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Copyright and Conflict in Collaborative Projects

One of the great things about making art is the opportunity to collaborate with other creators. You get to borrow each other’s brains, see stories through one another’s eyes, and create things together that neither of you could have created on your own.

There’s just one little thing: it can be really hard to collaborate with other people.… Read More

What Does “Creator Owned” Mean?

What does it mean when a publisher or distributor says that the things they sell are “creator owned”?

It’s a great question, but (surprise!) it doesn’t have a simple or straightforward answer. … Read More

Work For Hire or Copyright Assignment?

Here’s a question that keeps popping up in my conversations with creators:

What’s the difference between a “work made for hire” and when I assign my copyright to someone else? In both cases I no longer own the copyright, so what’s the difference?… Read More

What’s This “Orphan Works” Business About?

A couple days ago my Twitter stream blew up with angry declarations about orphan works and pleas for artists to write their representatives demanding that they protect artists’ rights.

I was more than a little surprised. Flabbergasted would be a more accurate description.… Read More

The Difference Between Copyright & Trademark

I get questions from folks on a fairly regular basis that are along the lines of:

“I started a brand new business and have a great name picked out! Can you help me copyright it?”

“I’ve finished my first novel and I’m pretty sure it’ll be on Oprah’s book list by the end of the year; will you trademark the title for me?”

“I just … Read More

Your New New Year’s Resolution: Register Your Copyrights!

Happy 2015 everyone! I hope your new year’s celebrations were festive and suitably rejuvenating because, friends, it’s time to get back to work.

And you’re gonna start by registering your copyrights.… Read More

Contract Hacks: Giving it All Away

Contract Hacks: making freelance contracts better, one hack at a time.… Read More

What’s the Difference Between Copyright and Creative Commons?

At OryCon earlier this month I got to sit on a panel about Creative Commons licensing and how it can be used in creative work.

As someone who depends on Creative Commons licensing (all images in my posts are licensed via a Creative Commons license) I am always excited to hear the different ways people are using these licenses.

Because I think Creative Commons is … Read More

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Copyright and Conflict in Collaborative Projects

One of the great things about making art is the opportunity to collaborate with other creators. You get to borrow each other’s brains, see stories through one another’s eyes, and create things together that neither of you could have created on your own. There’s just one little thing: it can be

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