Kelley Way explains how you can use a copyrighted work thanks to de minimis. It’s no guarantee, but de minimis helps you see if your usage is legally sound.
Who owns the copyright when you are hired to work for another person or company? It can be complicated, yet you can navigate this intellectual property issue. Let’s discuss the Work for Hire Doctrine with literary and estate lawyer, Kelley Way.
Literary lawyer Kelley Way details step by step how to put a copyright into your trust.
If you’re confused by plagiarism vs. copyright, then check out our latest post on the topic by our monthly columnist, Kelley Way, a lawyer specializing in literary law.
I’ve had several people reach out to me over the last month regarding a recent Supreme Court case, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com. The ruling made them worry about their ability to protect their copyrights. For those who aren’t aware of the case, here are the details:
When you have an income-producing asset like a copyright, it’s easy to focus on how to keep that income flowing over the next few months.
Copyright Expirations Resume in 2019! January 1, 2019 was a big day in the world of copyright law. Things will get very interesting.
Today we welcome a returning guest writer to Writer’s Fun Zone, Kelley Way, who is stopping by to chat with us about “Understanding Publishing Contracts: The Grant of Rights Clause.” Enjoy!
I’ve had several occasions now where I’m talking to an author, and they mention how frustrating it is that this publisher has the rights to their book and, for one reason or another, the publisher refused to give the rights back when the author asked for it. I promptly ask the first question that comes to my mind: “So, do you think you’ll exercise your termination right when the time comes?”