July 2017 Newsletter - Fight back with #TeamInternet, and save the date for our 10 year celebration this October!
Submitted by New Media Rights last modified Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:28pm
The Federal Communications Commission, under it's new Trump-appointed chairman, has made a dangerous new proposal to end the hard-fought net neutrality protections that internet consumers, innovators, and creators fought for and won back in 2015.
Join us in fighting back with thousands of other organizations and web services this Wednesday July 12 to protect the internet as we know it. Learn more about what you can do by checking out this page and by joining the coalition of thousands of organizations and web services at Battle for the Net. #TeamInternet
In 2015, New Media Rights' comments were heavily cited in the order implementing net neutrality rules at the FCC. We'll be submitting comments July 17 to the FCC arguing that we must keep regulations in place to save the internet as we know it.
A new edition of of our book
The second edition of our book Don't Panic is published! We also have an audiobook available as well! Help us celebrate by picking one up from Amazon or get $4 off at this link when you use the code "RSJ2R92F". If you find it useful please take the time to write us a review!
The book has been adopted in over 10 college and graduate classes to teach legal concepts to creators. If you're a teacher or professor and want an evaluation copy and assistance incorporating the book into your teaching let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date, we're celebrating our 10 year anniversary in early October!
We're celebrating our 10th anniversary this year. Whether you're a client, former student, or just love the work we do, come celebrate with us in early October! Right now it looks like our celebration will be Saturday, October 7 in San Diego, but keep an eye out for further details soon. If you have suggestions for the event, or want to update us with what you been up to, you can fill out our event survey here.
Welcome back to Shaun Spalding
Shaun Spalding has rejoined the New Media Rights team full time this July as our Assistant Director. Welcome back Shaun!
What we've been up to lately
Our Executive Director Art Neill recently spoke at national conferences of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and Investigative Reporters & Editors. We also have some recent client stories to share, including a math and science education virtual reality startup, and a couple of films (here and here) we've worked on.
All the best,
Art, Shaun, and the entire New Media Rights team
Please remember New Media Rights is an independently funded nonprofit program and we rely on individual donors to support our work. Without donations from individuals like you, these services simply won't exist. Become an NMR Supporter and ensure this service exists for years to come!
In our new book, we focus on issues you may encounter from the inception of your business to the moment (that hopefully doesn’t happen) you get a nasty lawyer letter for the first time.
You’ll learn how to form your business, protect your intellectual property, and avoid problems when launching your project. Taking a few simple steps upfront to protect your business or project can save time and money down the road. Don't Panic has also been used in undergraduate & graduate classes nationwide to teach business and legal concepts to non-lawyers. Professors can request a FREE evaluation copy
FINALLY, CLEAR ANSWERS FOR LEGAL AND BUSINESS QUESTIONS WRITTEN BY LAWYERS AND DESIGNED FOR CREATIVES
After 10 years of advising creators and entrepreneurs, we’ve kept hearing about the same unsolved issue from our clients...
Creatives want to learn the legal and business rules they need to grow and protect their businesses. BUT they don’t have the resources to purchase 10 different books, read 100 different conflicting blog posts written by non-lawyers, and then spend $1,000 hiring an expensive lawyer to summarize them all before they’re understandable and usable.
That’s why we‘ve created our Resource Library. These checklists, best practice guides, and videos are made specifically for creative entrepreneurs who want the right strategies -- laid out in the right order -- to legally protect and thoughtfully grow their businesses.
We realized there needs to be an affordable and accurate place to find best practice guides written by lawyers but designed to be implemented by creators.
We are supporting the Library with ongoing updates -- which means you get new, actionable content for as long as you remain a member.
You can directly suggest new additions for the topics we’ll add. YOU as members, dictate what is added to the library based on what YOU need the most.
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