‘Tis the Season

Con season, that is. We were thrilled to meet friends both old and new at HEROES in Charlotte, NC in mid-June. Organizer Shelton Drum of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find does a fantastic job putting together a convention featuring creators of all stripes, resulting in an atmosphere of camaraderie and dedication to the fans of […]

The Wondrous World of Works Made for Hire (Part 2)

In our last post, we discussed “work made for hire” status for works created since January 1, 1978. That is the effective date of a major overhaul of the Copyright Act, which included a more detailed (and arguably a more contractor-friendly) approach to defining works made for hire. The prior 1909 Copyright Act included only […]

Thinking about IP – Starting with the Basics

The term “intellectual property” can cover a lot of ground, but for this blog dedicated to issues faced by content creators, the most common IP issues are those involving copyright and trademark. We’ll address trademarks in the future, but for now we are going to focus on copyright. The concept of copyright is so fundamental […]