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Copyright Courses in Certificate in Copyright Management Program

The nine copyright courses in the Certificate in Copyright Management Program offered through Special Libraries Association (SLA) and Lesley Ellen Harris of Copyrightlaws.com are offered throughout the year. Listen to webinar recording explaining the courses and certificate program. There are three […]

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Copyright in 2014 and 2015

Happy New Year! On a personal level, 2014 was a major career change for me. After eighteen years of publishing and editing The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter, I

Copyright Lawyer in Novels

J’adore an author who bases her novels on the life of an intellectual property (IP) lawyer! I recently read two fiction books by author Isabelle Laflèche and if

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Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled

International Copyright Law June 2013 marks a milestone in international copyright law and in the role of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with the finalization of a new

Copyright Law Courses in October 2014

Have you encountered a copyright concern and need to learn how to handle it? Check out our copyright law courses being offered in October. Or email us and

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Copyright Compliance and Management – Lower your Copyright Risks

Copyright risk management is key to copyright compliance.  In most situations applying U.S. or other copyright law to the facts at hand is not a clear cut process.

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Mash-Ups and Copyright Law

What is a Mash-Up? Mash-ups are definitely part of our digital lives. What exactly are mash-ups? I like to define them as a digital collage or a montage. A

The Legal Protection of Ideas

It is a long standing international copyright law principle that ideas are not protected by copyright law.  What copyright law protects is the expression of these ideas.  The underlying reason

The Balance in Copyright Law

Copyright law, by its nature, is a balancing act evident behind each provision in a country’s copyright statute.  On the one hand, copyright law provides an exclusive bundle

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Great summer read: J’adore Paris by Isabelle Lafleche

Last month I was at the Vancouver airport in Vancouver, British Columbia, on my way home from the Special Libraries Association conference. I had spent 3 days totally

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