Internet Law

Troll Face with Monetizing Internet Memes and Copyright law

When our Intellectual Property/Arts & Entertainment team presents at one of its legal workshops (and we typically do these for various arts groups along the Front Range), sometimes we tell the story of Carlos Ramirez, the creator of the Trollface meme.

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That Tweet that has been making the rounds, and maybe even gone viral, should be fair game, right? Everyone has been retweeting it, so embedding the original tweet into my website isn’t hurting anyone…riiiight? Well, not so fast. The answer may depend on where the case is heard. Katherine B. Forrest, a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of ...

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An Internet domain name can be vital to branding and marketing, so it’s important for business owners to be familiar with some of the legal rules related to domain names, including the intersection of domain name rights with trademark rights. This post also reviews actions you can take to dispute domain names that may infringe upon your trademark rights. A ...

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A good website for your business can be an invaluable marketing tool. However, if you’re not careful, you could get into trouble for using images, photos, videos and other content in violation of copyright law. Rights Granted under Copyright. Under the U.S. Copyright Act, the owner of a creative work is granted certain rights, including the right to prevent others ...

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