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4 When to Protect Creative Work

Deciding whether and when to invest time and resources to protect creative work can be a challenge. If you find yourself in any one of these three situations, you need to take action.

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8 Copyright Lessons from Shark Tank

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A hopeful entrepreneur told the Sharks how she shut down someone who infringed her design. They weren’t impressed. This is the enforcement strategy she should have used to make copyright infringement pay.

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8 Who Owns Rudolph’s Nose?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was a work for hire, but the department store employer returned the copyright to the author. This is how copyright registration turned Rudolph into a gold mine for the writer’s family.

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22 Advocating for Creative Rights Is Personal

Protect your creative rights by challenging those who would take them from you. It’s not always easy. Here’s what happened when I was caught off guard by someone who blatantly admitted stealing the creative work of others.

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4 Privacy and the Copyright Office

The need for privacy is a concern for many writers and artists. Filing an application with the Copyright Office for a copyright registration on your work creates a public record. There is a natural tension between protecting your work with a public filing and protecting your privacy, but it can be done.

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2 Creative Entrepreneur: Running a [Jailhouse] Business

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It takes a certain kind of person to be a creative entrepreneur. A successful business is made up of more than just a good idea. Good ideas are key, but they are also a dime a dozen. Solid execution is needed to bring that idea to fruition, to turn that idea into a going concern, to have that idea make money.

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Rip-Off Protection Report for Creative Professionals

This free report shows you four basic steps to: 

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    Protect your creative assets,
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    Deter poachers, and
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    Enforce your rights. 

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