Archives for September 2012

EVENT RECAP: ONA12 Law School For Digital Journalists

The¬†Online News Association (ONA) Conference hosted the Law School For Digital Journalists on September 20, 2012. Of the full program of courses covering legal issues in digital media, CREATE Legal attended sessions on copyright law, newsroom law, and the legal risks associated with running a digital news business. The event concluded with a panel of… Continue Reading…

What To Know Before Running Facebook Promotions & Contests

Social media is an effective marketing tool for businesses to build name recognition and interact with customers. Some businesses use social media for promotions that give away prizes to winners. Facebook is a particularly popular platform for businesses to run contests and sweepstakes. However, Facebook has rules and restrictions on promotions that companies need to… Continue Reading…

Copyright Issues in Fan Fiction

In fan fiction, writers take familiar characters and story elements from existing books, movies, television shows, and popular culture and incorporate them into new stories. Fan fiction is especially popular within online communities, such as FanFiction.net, where fans come together to read and share works. Sparking lively discussion about new scenarios for favorite characters, fan… Continue Reading…

Public Performance Licenses and Music for Your Small Business

Music and musical performances have been essential to many small businesses for creating an engaging customer experience. Establishments such as coffee shops, fashion retailers, and restaurants offer music to enhance the ambiance of their businesses and entertain their customers. These amenities, however, may not come free. Performing rights organizations (PROs), entities that collect performing rights… Continue Reading…