Monkey Selfie and the Court of Public Opinion

One of the things that strikes me most about the "monkey selfie" dustup involving Wikimedia and photographer David Slater is that much of the discussion seems to be about people's opinion of who should own the selfie, rather than the law. We all have opinions, but in coming to conclusions about legal matters, the law governs. I'd rather that you know about the law - a number of articles that I have read seem to get it twisted. So here is what I can tell you about the law in this case: Since Slater says that the monkey stole the camera, ran off, and took the selfies, ...

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How Do You Use Electronic Signatures?

Even if you have a contract ready for your client, it can be a real pain and a rigamarole to get the thing signed. A contract that is not signed is about as good as not having one. So let’s make life easier by learning about electronic signatures.

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Trademarks Are Adjectives

One of the key things to know about trademarks is that they are adjectives and not nouns. This matters because the value of a trademark – and thus a brand – comes from the consumers recognition of a trademark as something that distinguishes your product from others on the market. Knowing this helps designers and brand managers to build a strong trademark for clients.

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