Monthly Archives: August 2012

TM vs. R – Which Is Right for My Trademark?

TM vs. R—The Showdown What’s the difference between TM vs. R? Do trademarks need to be registered before being claimed as trademarks? What is a trademark—and what isn’t? The decision to use “TM” or “R” is not an arbitrary one;

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4 Common Excuses for Copyright Infringement That Don’t Hold Water

With the global nature of the Internet fostering shared information and shared copyrighted materials, it’s no surprise that copyright infringement is not always clearly understood. And if you don’t understand copyrights, it’s likely that you could be infringing on someone’s

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Creative Commons: Inspiring Creativity and Innovation

If you’re a musician, a videographer, a visual artist—an artist of any kind, really—you should know about Creative Commons licenses. Not only do these special kinds of licenses allow you to benefit from someone else’s copyrighted material in all kinds

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Intellectual Property Forms for Successful Musicians

What makes a successful musician? Talent, certainly, and dedication to the craft, and perseverance—but an important aspect of being a working musician is the business aspect, and whether you’re interested in that part or not, it’s important to understand how

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