Streaming Music Services in the Workplace. Which Business Use Is Permissible?
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:00:29 -0500
Thousands of recorded songs are easily available thanks to Pandora, Spotify, Amazon’s Prime Music, and other streaming music services. Under which circumstances may a business use these services? In preparation for my "Using Music at Work" webinar presentation, I perused...
Using Music at Work – Free Webinar on February 23, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:20:58 -0500
I am the speaker for a webinar about uses of music within the work and office environment. The Copyright Clearance Center is sponsoring the complimentary webinar to take place on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm...
Don’t Use Contest Rules Like These. A Real-Life Example of Deficient Contest Rules.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:35:19 -0500
Recently, I encountered the following short paragraph that professed itself to be rules for a contest. The gist of the paragraph remains intact but I have altered details to protect the contest-rule-drafting challenged. {Contest Sponsor} invites you to enter its...
Adding Music to Your Company Video
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:19:22 -0500
Your company produces a short video. To make the video more interesting, your company adds a popular song as a soundtrack. Your company now wants to post the video online. Any problems with that? Yes, a few. There are a...
Obtaining Personal Consent and Release via Placard Notice. Does It Really Work?
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:46:31 -0400
Your organization is hosting a festival, a seminar, a book-signing, a musical concert – or other event that will attract attendees. You want to capture images of people enjoying your event – and then share those images in news reports...
Legality of Fantasy Sports - Gambling or Not
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:15:00 -0400
The fantasy sports industry nearly imploded in 2015. While several factors fueled that near detonation, chief among them was a belief that fantasy sports games are actually illegal lotteries or illegal gambling games. Since the 2015 implosion, eight states, including...
Copyright Implications of Protecting Tattoos. Questions Raised by NBA 2K Video Game Lawsuit.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400
NBA 2K is a video game series developed and released annually since 1999. Each game features animated, realistic versions of National Basketball Association (NBA) players. The 2014 and 2015 NBA 2K renditions include depictions of NBA players LeBron James, Kobe...
Finer Points of Online Copyright Registration: the Single Application versus the Standard Application
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0400
Registering the copyright in your creative work seems relatively simple. After all, the copyright registration process requires only sending the U.S. Copyright Office three items: a completed application, the filing fee, and a copy of the work (called a deposit)....
Tragedy Strikes Contest Promotion
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:17:39 -0400
Contests are designed to increase public awareness of a business or organization. Increase it in a positive way. That objective goes horribly awry if a contestant gets seriously injured or dies. Eating Contest Tragedy in Albuquerque That is unfortunately what...
Eight Facts about New York’s Legalization of Fantasy Sports
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 23:33:18 -0400
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill legalizing fantasy sports on August 3, 2016 – a nail-biting seven weeks after the New York legislature’s passage of the bill. It’s Official. Fantasy Sports Games Are Not Illegal Gambling...

rssfeedwidget.com