Topic: Intellectual Property Laws & Regulations
What’s wrong with this picture?
Just because your staffer found the picture on Google images doesn’t mean it’s fair game. Being a non-profit doesn’t give you rights to copyrighted material. How do you protect your association’s intellectual property? And what is fair use?
Another trend for associations to know about revolves around policing of content. A recent article in Bottom Line Briefing reported an uptick in the number of enforcement matters regarding copyright infringement.Two recent discussions on ASAE Collaborate highlighted the issue as it relates to speakers and having your association’s content “borrowed.”
Join the Columbia Idea Swap for a conversation about this confusing topic with Stephen M. Schaefer, Esq. of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, L.L.P. Stephen will bring more than 15 years of experience advising nonprofit organizations and associations on intellectual property, copyright and trademark licensing. He currently represents a diverse group of trade associations and their supporting organizations, professional membership organizations, and academic societies on a broad range of nonprofit legal matters.