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Copyright Notice

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Is a copyright notice necessary? Surprisingly, in most cases the answer is yes.   

Although songs, stories, articles, paintings, sculpture and other original works are covered by copyright from the moment they are saved in tangible form, the owner must assert his or her copyright in most ... continue reading

Wyoming Copyright

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
What cannot be covered under copyright in Wyoming or any other state?

The following items:  

Idea or concept Processes Procedures Systems Methods of operation Principles Discoveries    An idea cannot be protected by copyright. Suppose you have an idea to write a book about ... continue reading

Delaware Copyright

Friday, July 16th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
In order for an original work to be protected by copyright in Delaware or elsewhere in the U.S., it must be saved in fixed or tangible form. Many people are surprised by this requirement.

Steve and Candy are comedians at a popular comedy club in Wilmington, Delaware. ... continue reading

Colorado Copyright

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
In order for a copyright to be issued, a work must meet three conditions:

Originality Expression Tangible Poems, dances, photographs, sculptures, songs, compute programs and other works of intellectual property must meet these three criteria to qualify for protection under copyright law.

Originality means that ... continue reading

Alabama Copyrights and Trademarks

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
The three major types of intellectual property in Alabama and other states are copyright, trademark and patent. All three offer protections to the owner, but each is different in the type of material it protects under federal or state law.

The federal Copyright Office, a division of ... continue reading

Copyright Resources

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Posted by Tamara
The U.S. Copyright Office offers free advice on many issues related to trademarks and copyright.

Very simply, copyright protects the intellectual rights of the creator of original works or creations including books, songs, paintings, photographs, dances, plays, computer programs, websites and many other types of literary or ... continue reading

Montana Copyright

Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
It is important for everyone to understand international copyright law. A poet writes a love poem and gives it to his paramour. Does his lover now own the poem?

The short answer is, “Not exactly.” A longer answer is, “No, not the poem itself, but, yes, the ... continue reading

New Hampshire Copyright

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many people in New Hampshire have questions regarding copyright. When it comes to questions about intellectual property, an often-heard term is “international copyright laws.”

This may be confusing to many people, creative and otherwise, who have raised questions about New Hampshire copyright laws. In reality, laws controlling ... continue reading

North Carolina Copyright

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
How many creative people in North Carolina are aware of the fact that their intellectual property is theirs from the moment they commit it to the medium of their choice, whether that medium is paper or a computer hard drive?

Probably very few are aware of it, ... continue reading

Rhode Island Copyright

Monday, September 29th, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Intellectual property is protected by copyright laws. Several people have asked about the specific details of Rhode Island copyright.

For Rhode Island and the rest of the United States, intellectual property is covered by federal law. Some people use the expression, “international copyright laws”, because other countries ... continue reading

Massachusetts Copyright

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Massachusetts copyright laws present many questions.  One of the most confusing aspects of copyright laws is the fact that the laws that govern copyright in this country are actually federal laws.  The often-heard term “international copyright laws” is actually used because most other countries recognize United States copyright laws, and ... continue reading

Maryland Copyright

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Copyright laws, which cover intellectual property, present numerous questions for people in Maryland, as well as other states.  The type of intellectual property that is covered by copyright laws includes photographs, paintings, songs, the written word, software, movies, dance, and television and radio broadcasts.

Copyright law stipulates that the ... continue reading

Louisiana Copyright

Monday, January 7th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

In Louisiana, copyright laws bring up many questions.  For instance, many people are not aware that the United States laws that govern copyright are federal laws.  The primary reason for this confusion is the frequently heard term, “international copyright laws.”  This term is universally used because most other countries recognize ... continue reading

Georgia Copyright

Friday, January 4th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Copyright law presents questions in Georgia, as well as other states throughout the country.  Copyright laws cover intellectual property, which may include photographs, paintings, sculpture, songs, the written word, and software.  Intellectual property might also include a variety of other types of original works, including television and radio broadcasts, dances, ... continue reading

Florida Copyright

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
Posted by Tamara

The issue of copyright laws presents a number of questions for many people in Florida.  It is important to note that the laws governing copyright in the United States are federal laws.  The term “international copyright laws” can be a bit misleading because it is so commonly used.  It is ... continue reading

Idaho Copyright

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
Posted by Tamara

How does Idaho copyright law differ from Minnesota copyright law?  This is a trick question.  Copyright law in the United States is codified at the federal level, so the law is the same for all states in the union.  Nevertheless, people in Idaho can be just as confused as those ... continue reading

Delaware Copyright

Monday, November 19th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

How does a person obtain copyrights in Delaware?  Well, that’s not really the right way to ask the question.  Copyright laws protect what lawyers call “intellectual property,” a broad term that covers works of art, software, literature, movies, television and radio broadcasts, and nearly everything that can be considered original ... continue reading

Georgia Copyright

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Posted by Tamara

 How does Georgia copyright law differ from Minnesota copyright law?  This is a trick question.  Copyright law in the United States is codified at the federal level, so the law is the same for all states in the union.  Nevertheless, people in Georgia can be just as confused as those ... continue reading

Colorado Copyright

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Posted by Tamara

How does one obtain copyrights in Colorado?  Well, that’s not really the right way to ask the question.  Copyright laws protect what lawyers call “intellectual property,” a broad term that covers works of art, software, literature, movies, television and radio broadcasts, and nearly everything that can be considered original work.  ... continue reading

Iowa Labor Laws

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you owe it to yourself to be familiar with the labor laws in your area. In some states, federal laws set by the US Department of Labor are the only laws governing labor, and in other states, the state government has legislated ... continue reading

New York Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is one of the largest white-collar crimes in America today, second only to tax evasion. New York City has the dubious distinction of having the 9 th highest rate of insurance fraud cases in the nation.

In order to combat the rising number of cases, New York ... continue reading

Alabama Marriage Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Patrick

I went looking for the Alabama Marriage Laws on the internet today and was glad to see they were easy to find and understand. Anyone planning to “Tie The Knot” in the state of Alabama should be well educated on the Alabama Marriage Laws. If you are not, then I ... continue reading

Wyoming Will and Living Trust Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Lacey

In the state of Wyoming if you are over the age of nineteen and of sound mind the law allows you to make a Will and Living Trust.  You may prepare a handwritten Will in your own handwriting or have it typed.  This must be witnessed by at least two ... continue reading

Georgia Adoption Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Georgia’s Safe Have law permits a mother to surrender an infant up to one week old at any medical facility. These include hospitals, infirmaries, health centers and birthing centers, but not the private offices of physicians or dentists. The mother must provide her name, address and proof of identity. The ... continue reading

Louisiana Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Residents of the state of Louisiana who need to know the guidelines regarding tax exemptions can refer to Louisiana exempt employee laws. These laws also cover tax liability as well.

Louisiana exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. ... continue reading

Kentucky Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Kentucky exempt employee laws help citizens understand their responsibility regarding the payment of taxes. These laws specifically address issues of tax exemption.

Kentucky exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. For example, usually when people are working they ... continue reading

Nevada Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Nevada, like many other states, does not have a separate Nevada probate court system in place for the sole purpose of handling issues regarding probate laws. However, the state of Nevada does still enact all probate laws. Instead of having a Nevada probate court, the District Court of Nevada handles ... continue reading

Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Patrick

If you are opening a business in Wisconsin, take a look at this blog entry. It doesn’t go into a great deal of detail, but it will give you some pointers when dealing with the Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws.

If you are looking for Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws, you ... continue reading

West Virginia Business Corporate Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Patrick

If you have decided to become a business owner in West Virginia, congratulations! That is a big step! However, before you open a business or corporation in the state of West Virginia, you should be well versed in the West Virginia Business Corporate Laws.

These laws have been created ... continue reading

Idaho Will and Living Trust Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

Idaho law permits wills and living trusts as legal documents that leaves your estate to your heirs at the time of your death.  Holographic wills which is a handwritten will is permitted but requires that the “material provisions” of the will be in your handwriting.  To ensure that every part ... continue reading