Newsletter: Here's what we've accomplished this year with your support!
Submitted by New Media Rights last modified Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:58am
Here's the work we've accomplished with your support in 2018! Also, you'll have a chance to continue to protect fair use, net neutrality, and privacy through our upcoming Giving Tuesday (November 27) challenge with Crowdrise. We've worked hard this year to provide important legal services to hundreds of artists, creators, and innovators throughout the world. Here's a glance at some of the work we've done this year:
Reached our 1000th sale of our book Don’t Panic :) A Legal Guide (in plain English) for Small Businesses and Creative Professionals. The book is now adopted at colleges across the country including the Berklee College of Music. You can get your copy of Don’t Panic today!
Teamed up with EFF and the Organization for Transformative Works to comment and testify in favor of DMCA Anti-circumvention exemptions that protect fair use before the US Copyright Office. The Office renewed and expanded important fair use exemptions for video creators based on our input.
The Copyright Office is modernizing the online registration system, and we want to hear from you! We are currently working on a regulatory proceeding about modernizing the way we register copyrights with the Copyright Office. If you have ever registered a copyright online using the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) Registration System, or if you have ever used the Copyright Office's online Public Records Catalog, please fill out our survey.
All the best,
Art, Shaun, Erika and the entire New Media Rights team
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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
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After 10 years of advising creators and entrepreneurs, we’ve kept hearing about the same unsolved issue from our clients...
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