An overview of intellectual property issues facing content creators including designers of audio and visual content (offline and online). Legal areas to be covered include copyright, branding, trademark, right of publicity/privacy, trade secret/idea theft, fair use and advertising legal issues. U.S. law is the primary focus. Examples are presented to aid understanding of the practical implications of such legal issues in visual arts and web design. The goal is a basic introduction so that content creators are alert to areas of high risk, and can work more effectively with legal counsel to assess and reduce that risk.
Sharon Webb M.D., Ph.D., is a registered patent attorney and a partner at Convergent Law Group LLP. She works with a broad spectrum of clients, including venture capitalists and institutional investors, large-cap and small-cap companies, universities and start-ups. She is also a filmmaker and, together with her son, helps kids make movies.
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