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Using music, with or without permission More »What are the guidelines for using a portion of a song without permission?
Protecting an idea from competitors More »What can I do if a company uses my idea without permission?
Resisting controls on your future work More »Must I sign my employer's noncompete agreement?
Sharing a name with another company More »Is it infringement if someone uses my company's name for a different business?
Owning rights to an invention More »If I pay someone to work on my invention, can I still patent the idea?
Rights to photos used on the Internet More »Can I stop a website from using a photo of my dog?
Use of trademarks in training programs More »Can we use another company's corporate logo to advertise our training services?
Posting video footage without permission could get you into trouble More »Can I post video of my favorite celebrity online?
Learn how patents, copyrights, and trademarks serve different purposes. More »How Trademarks Differ From Patents and Copyrights FAQ
Learn how patents differ from copyright and trademark protections -- and when design patents might need those protections. More »How Patents Differ From Copyrights and Trademarks FAQ
Copyright law is the most important legal protection available tosoftware publishers. Here's why. More »Why You Should Copyright Your Software and Online Applications
Failure to get permission when you sample music could lead toserious consequences. More »When You Need Permission to Sample Others' Music
If you're a teacher, you should know if and when you may legally tape educational TV programs and use them in your classroom. More »Using Videotape in the Classroom Without Violating Copyright Law