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3 Copyright Application: Step-by-Step

Copyright Application Tutorial

Take a tour through the single copyright application with this replay of a live step-by-step session. Move quickly through the tricky parts. Complete with cost saving tips and clear explanations.

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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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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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11 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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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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