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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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3 How to Protect Designs from Illegal Copying

It can take as much ingenuity to protect your designs as it does to create them. Designers in fields like graphic art, jewelry, furniture, and fashion need to use different laws in combination to catch copyists. Here are some examples of how copyright, contract, and trademark law work together to protect your work.

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17 Charles Dickens and the American Copyright Problem

American copyright law was not always a powerhouse protecting the rights of creators. Back in the day, foreign writers had their work ruthlessly plundered by American publishers. Charles Dickens was active in bring the United States into the international copyright fold.

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