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Cowboys and Aliens

We made some news defending Austin, Texas local Steve Busti to protect his original Cowboys and Aliens comic. http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/01/cowboys-and-aliens-lawsuit-copyright-infringement-comic-book/#.T2iwPxH2bLM http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/th… Read More
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The Wonderful World of Fair Use

One of the most commonly misunderstood concepts in copyright law that I encounter is fair use. It should be said at the outset that you cannot just take content that is on the internet and use it for your own purposes because of “fair use.̶… Read More
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Non-Compete Contracts

Many clients of mine have unwittingly signed contracts in which they promise not to compete against their employer after their relationship terminates. I have seen some pretty outrageous contracts in which essentially the employer tries to make it so… Read More
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What the heck is Trade Dress?

Most people are familiar with trademarks in logos and words. However, a lot fewer people realize that the actual packaging for a product and the design of a product can serve the same function as a trademark. This is known as Trade Dress. One promine… Read More
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Defining The Employment Relationship

One source of conflict that often occurs in the entertainment industry involves the employment relationship. There are many pitfalls for both the employee, employer, or independent contractor that can be easily avoided with the help of an entertainme… Read More
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