If you have ever done very much posting on the web, you have likely turned to images to help illustrate a point you were trying to make. When you pull that image from somewhere else on the Internet, do you ever consider who made it? Do you know if you have permission to post it […]
With the amount of money being spent on web development these days, it’s no wonder that web copyright infringement has become such a hot button topic. Protecting one’s precious online content has become increasingly difficult as online content volumes grow and the lines between what is and is not ethical in terms of information sharing […]
Copyright violations and copyright law may vary from country to country, but the legal and professional impact they can lead to is essentially the same. The U.S., the United Kingdom, Australia and Russia have all taken steps to prevent copyright violations online in 2015 with the help of ISPs. As a member of the IT […]
Copyright violations aren’t anything new under the digital sun, but measures taken by Russia will most certainly strike an unfamiliar chord across the world. Starting in May of 2015, any website in Russia found guilty of multiple copyright violations will be permanently blocked in Russia. In an unrelated measure to fight Internet piracy in Russia, […]
We’re not ones to say,”I told you so” but we did talk about content theft in November of 2013 and apparently, according to an article that just appeared, 85% of web content images are illegal and those who stole them are responsible for a felony amount of money that will destroy their life. We won’t […]
Whether it happens in a corporate conference room or in a startup client’s office, at some point in your career, whether it’s as a designer, social media manager or marketing expert, someone is going to ignore your suggestions and ideas and say, “here’s a site I like. I want one designed just like this!” Your bruised […]
It’s hard to pinpoint one’s feelings about the new site, “LogoThief.com” While it’s always nice to see justice done, one has to wonder if a client has been trapped by logo stealing, if it’s just one of those coincidences, or designers are using dingbats and clip art for what should be copyrighted material?
In a recent article about creating successful content marketing for your business, the subject of copyright infringement came up. While posting content to the web, there are several legal issues you need to know not only to not break copyright laws but also to protect your own copyrighted material and the integrity of your content.
“Dear Ethicist– I am an artist and a graphic designer. Lately I’ve been thinking about “derivative works,” mostly due to the press surrounding Shepard Fairey’s Obama photo and the recent court ruling. Every artist is inspired by something: nature, another work of art, another artist, a book, a blog, a comment made by a friend. […]
Technology moves fast. Sometimes it’s faster than we can comprehend, so, to help you find the latest and greatest, here’s a roundup of some of the newest technology, from apps, to software, to web sites and everything else that enters our digital lives. Here’s some hot news…
Comedians who used to do impressions of politicians and celebrities would be the first to say, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” They said it so they wouldn’t be assassinated by the CIA or beaten just short of death Frank Sinatra’s boys. Maybe it works for entertainment but does it work in business? Too […]
So, you were surfing the web and found the coolest image you’ve ever seen. You decide it’s perfect for your web site and you either pop it on yourself or hand it to a web designer and ask him or her to put it on your site. Then you decide you want to go rob […]