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The Fundamental Principle Under United States Copyright Law


Who Shall Own The Copyright In A Book Publishing Agreement?

The Independent Subcontractor Agreement

The Permission Form (Revised 2018)

Giving Up Your Rights

The Need For Vision

The Notice and Take Down Provisions of the DMCA

The Need For A Written Web Design Contract

The Transfer of Rights in a Web Design Contract

Work Made for Hire Agreements

The Work Made for Hire Agreement: Further Issues (Revised 2018)

Derivative Rights and Web Sites

Dignity For Designers

The California Long-Arm Statute

Taking Over A Web Design Project

Copyright Infringement-Some Issues

The Use of Music On A Multimedia Web Site

Who Owns the Copyright In Your Web Site?

The Web Site Audit Check List

Owned and Controlled Licenses

Private Laws

Rights to Use Photographs

Domain Name Disputes-An Update

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Look and Feel Protection for Web Sites

Verifiable Parental Consent Under COPPA

Narrowing of the "Safe Harbor" Provisions of the DMCA


Are You A "Service Provider?"

Keywords, Meta Tags and Trademarks

Linking and Crawling Issues

Database Copyright Protection (Or The Lack Thereof)

Copyright Transfers

Electronic Rights: The Supreme Court's "Tasini" Ruling 

Online Advertising and Affiliate Agreements

Online Liability Insurance


Exit Strategies

A Legal Nightmare: The Unwritten License

Using Domains As Leverage To Collect A Debt

The Right to Transfer Copyright Licenses

The Validity of Online "Contracts" 

Work Made For Hire Agreements: Further Issues

Mere Facts vs.  Protected Expression of Facts

Consultants' Liabilities

Precise Contract Language

The Letter of Intent

Scenes A Faire Under Copyright Law

Copyright in Compilations

A Legal Nightmare: The Unwritten License: Further Issues

The California Anti-Spam Law

Copyright Infringement: Further Issues

Defamation On The Internet

Are You The Provider of An "Interactive Computer Service?"

The Federal Can Spam Law

Joint Authors Under the Copyright Law

Respect For The Law

Working Without A Signed Agreement

“Best Efforts” Clauses

Precise Contract Language--Again

California's P2P Law

Advertising Injury Provisions in Liability Insurance Policies

Mandatory Privacy Policies

Web Design and Hosting Combinations: Cautionary Tales

The Need For Written Agreements

If You Own, Operate or Host An Interactive Web Site...

"Bad" Contracts: Leverage Follows The Money

Derivative vs. Collective Works

The Validity of Online 'Contracts': What the Big Guys Do

A Legal Nightmare: The Unwritten License-Even Further Issue

Web Site Copyrights: Liabilities for the Web Designer, Site Owner and Others

10 Words That Can Help You Make Money

Precise Contract Language: Yet Again

Uploading To The Internet: Where To Sue? Web Designers, Clients and Domain Names
What is a "Use In Commerce" For Trademark Purposes? Jargon 
Hoffman-isms: 35 Words That Can Help You Make Money Merchandising Rights in Publishing Agreements (Revised 2018) 
Work Made For Hire Agreements Under California Law   AB 5: An Overview
AB 5: The Bona Fide Business-To-Business Rule   AB 5: Copyright Implications
Articles About Fair Use Under the Copyright Law

Fair Use

Napster and Fair Use

Fair Use: Further, Further Issues

Fair Use: Further Issues

The Seinfeld and The Wind Done Gone Cases: Studies in Fair Use

"Beanie Babies" Collector's Guide: Another Study in Fair Use

Screen Shot Liability for Computer Book Authors

Fair Use-Even More Issues

Fair Use: Unpublished Works

Fair Use And Derivative Works

Fair Use: Music Sampling

Fair Use: Even More Issues: Follow Up

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