Category: Intellectual Property Forms

3 Reasons You Need a Model Release Form

When a photographer takes a picture, based on copyright law, they automatically own the copyright to that picture. But they don’t own the identity of their subjects. This is where the model release form comes in. When the photograph in

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Work For Hire Agreement: What it Is and Why You Need It

If you’re a musician, a business owner, a writer, or any other profession in which you might hire a third party to create intellectual property for you, you need to know about the work for hire agreement—your legal claim to

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How to Send a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

It’s a copy-and-paste world out there, and keeping your music, poems, product descriptions, and blog posts secure can be a full-time job. It’s easier for someone to infringe on your rights than ever before—so what’s a busy professional to do?

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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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Copyright Ownership: Who Is the Rightful Owner of New Works?

The question of who owns a copyright depends entirely on the specifics surrounding the creation of the material. Let’s look at a few common circumstances to shed some light on how copyright ownership is determined. By default, the copyright is

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