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Legal Issues You Need to Know
in the Digital World
Bill Honaker, JD
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Additional resources for this seminar:
- Handout — (PDF)
You commonly grab photos from Google images to put on your blog and in your presentations. What liability are you exposing yourself to, including a possible bill from the photographer for thousands of dollars?
You show videos from YouTube in your presentation. You think, “It’s on YouTube — they want you to share it. Besides, how would anyone know I don’t have permission?” The owner can find out when audience members post their photos/videos of your presentation online and you are sued.
You use media and/or client logos on your website. Are you opening yourself to a lawsuit?
Did you know you could be sued for your own photos of a trademarked item? Do you have commercial rights to use stock photos? What might get you sued for Creative Commons photos? What about quotes from books you use in memes?
Bill covers all this and more.
You will learn how to:
- ensure you are using photos legally
- reduce the chance of getting sued for showing a YouTube video in your presentation
- adhere to copyright credit requirements for royalty-free images
- stave off unexpected copyright infringement bills and suits
More about our guest expert:
For more than 30 years, Bill Honaker has been helping businesses, ranging from Fortune 100 firms to individual entrepreneurs, to protect their patents, trademarks, and copyrights. A former Patent and Trademark Office Examiner, Bill has extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters. He evaluates patents, trademarks and copyrights and advises clients on the protection of inventions, trademarks and copyrightable subject matter.
He’s author of A Business Owners Guide to Intellectual Property — Turning Your Ideas into Gold. He’s especially good at keeping clients out of court.