Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

Ross | March 23rd, 2011

The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. But there’s much confusion and misinformation about typefaces, fonts and the law. Many people do not understand the law governing the use of typefaces and fonts. Others incorrectly assume that they can freely use any typeface or font for any […]

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Small Business Legal Issues: Copyright Basics

Ross | October 26th, 2009

Prior to crowdSPRING, I was a lawyer for 13 years – focusing on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This is the first in what will be a regular feature in our blog discussing important legal issues that impact every small business. What is Copyright? Copyright is a form of legal protection provided to those […]

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How Does crowdSPRING Protect Intellectual Property?

Ross | June 22nd, 2009

UPDATED: March 17, 2010. crowdSPRING respects intellectual property – this is one of our core values as a company (before co-founding crowdSPRING, I spent 13 years as an attorney focusing on the protection of intellectual property, for clients around the world). People often ask what crowdSPRING does to protect intellectual property. The Q&A below shares […]

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Inspiration and imitation

Chris | August 20th, 2008

In our continuing discussion of copyright, imitation and inspiration, I’ve decided to throw in my two cents. Hi, I’m Chris, one of the developers here at crowdSPRING. While I may spend most of my days making and breaking portions of our site, I did manage (and still try) to dedicate a small portion of my […]

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Concept Copying – A Primer (Part 2 of 3)

Ross | June 12th, 2008

In part 1 of our discussion about concept copying, we defined concept copying, and illustrated an example, from an Apple patent application. Concept copying is a very important subject in the design community – both for professionals and non-professionals. After all, while it’s commonly accepted that all design is inspired by other design, mere copying […]

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