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Topic: intellectual property

4 Legal Issues Brands Need to Understand Before Livestreaming on Periscope or Meerkat

It's easier than ever to create video—and headaches

Social marketing has always seemed dangerous for brands, and that's simply because things can go badly in real time. We've all seen the #fails. And now enter two live-streaming video apps that…

4 Ways to Avoid Being Sued by a Celebrity Over a Tweet

Legal experts share tips for brands as Heigl takes Duane Reade to court

When you're the social media manager for a brand, a celebrity being photographed with your product is probably the best and worst thing that can happen to you. It's a…

You Won't Believe How This Magazine Replied to a Photographer's Copyright Claim

Chicken grower says she was insulted, threatened with lawsuit

UPDATE: We've received responses from both Survival Magazine (which is online only had says it has no print edition) and the photographer. You can read their statements at the bottom…

Study: Internet Piracy Is 'Tenacious and Persistent'

Voluntary efforts have yet to reverse the trend

Despite the best efforts of Internet service providers, advertisers and ad networks to stop copyright infringement on the Internet, piracy is still a runaway train. In January 2013, 432 million unique…

White House Copyright Czar Steps Down

Victoria Espinel encouraged public-private partnerships to stop piracy

Victoria Espinel, the nation's first copyright czar, stepped down from her role four years after she was confirmed as the U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator. Her last day was Friday. Until…

White House Pushes More Voluntary Actions to Protect IP

Enforcement czar reaches out to private sector for help

The White House intends to reach out to search engines, data storage services, and domain-name registrars to adopt a set of best practices for protecting U.S. intellectual property. The action item…

Lawmaker Uses Reddit to Craft New Law on Domain Name Seizures

Feds shut down more than 700 websites

A number of lawmakers have taken to the Internet to crowdsource ideas for laws and policy. The latest is Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who is using the Reddit community to…

Proponents of Tougher Intellectual Property Law Try to Shift Debate

U.S. Chamber IP study details IP contribution to jobs, economy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, joined by three senators, today reopened the debate over protecting U.S. intellectual property with a new report connecting the IP economy with jobs. It was the…

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