Intellectual Property


A copyright is the right to determine how your copyrighted creative materials can be used, distributed, sold, or otherwise interacted with. A copyright is a very broad right to control your copyrighted materials. How a Copyright is Created A copyright is automatically and immediately formed when you create something creative. Let’s break […]

Jan 2015 Facebook Intellectual Property Changes

On January 1, 2015, Facebook updated its terms and conditions. Specifically, there were some changes regarding your intellectual property rights. The key portion reads as follows: For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to […]

What happens to my Digital Assets when I die?

Generally, people grasp the concept that their physical or “tangible” real and personal property contributes to what becomes their estate when they become incapacitated or pass away. However, a new concept that may be a bit more challenging to understand is that one’s estate can include “digital” property. Digital property […]

Intellectual Property Venn Diagram includes Trademark, Patent, Copyright

Intellectual Property as an Independent Contractor

Frequently, independent contractors are hired to create content for companies, but who owns this intellectual property that is created by the independent contractor? This content can be photos, written content, computer code, videos and anything creative. Typically, you would look to the contract to specify who has the ownership of […]