Copyright

Cloud Music Storage Services Protected by the DMCA “Safe Harbors”

This is big: In a potentially highly damaging day for the US content industries, the New York District Court has ruled that digital music 'cloud' lockers don't need licences from record labels to store recorded music and that the operators of ...

4th Annual Information Technology Law Seminar

I'll be presenting "Representing the Web-based Business" at the 4th Annual Information Technology Law Seminar next week on Wednesday, September 21, at the Inn at St. John's, Plymouth. The seminar is geared toward lawyers and law students. More information can be found ...

Is your website an asset or a legal liability?

Your website is hip, innovative, informative, and interactive and does it all using cutting-edge design. But…is it also inviting legal trouble? Here’s my rundown of a few common website mistakes: You are committing massive copyright infringement. Okay, maybe not you directly ...

Protect your intellectual property and your business.

I'm a guest blogger this week over at Your Legal Resource, sharing tips on protecting your intellectual property as well as your business. From the post: Entrepreneurs are, by their very nature, energetic risk-takers often with a singular focus on ...

Safford & Baker in the News: Hacking Your Phone

Yours truly is quoted in this Detroit News article on cellphone "unlocking" and "jailbreaking" -- the act of modifying your phone to move to a new network or to download applications otherwise barred by your service provider. From ...

The Obama Poster Case: Beyond Fair Use

On November 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., I'll be giving a presentation to the Detroit InDesign User Group at Schoolcraft College.  A synopsis of the presentation follows: The Obama Poster Case: Beyond Fair Use

The Harry Potter Lexicon Case – Pushing the Limits of Fair Use

On Saturday, November 13, 2010, the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports (ACES) Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, together with the Right to Write Foundation, are presenting a program on copyright law and fair ...

IUE2010

On Tuesday, July 27th, I will be presenting the program "Copyright, the DMCA, and User-GeneratedContent: protect the user experience...protect yourself" at the IUE2010 conference on the campus of Washtenaw ...

Movie Making in Michigan: A Lawyer’s Guide

I'm speaking today as part of this seminar on movie making in Michigan presented by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and cosponsored by the Arts, Communications, Entertainment & Sports Section of the State Bar of Michigan.  Here's ...

Lecture on Copyright Law for Creative Artists in Muskegon

Yours truly will be presenting a lecture on copyright law for creative artists this Friday, May 21, 2010, from 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m., at the Muskegon Area ISD.  The seminar ...