Sampling Safety: 10 Tips on Intellectual Property and the Pitfalls of Sampling

April 24th, 2013

Music sampling is not a sport for amateurs. There are a lot of myths out there and a lot of legal pitfalls. This blog post lays it out fairly simply. There’s a lot more to it but here’s a start:

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Copyright Protects Oscar

April 16th, 2013

Copyright protects songs and poems and paintings and books and… don’t forget sculptures! Even iconic images like the Oscar statue can be protected by copyright. If it’s protected by copyright, you can’t make a reproduction of it. One company throwing Oscar parties learned this the hard way.

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Your Band (Name) is your Brand

April 6th, 2013

Sometimes a band’s name makes all the difference. A band name is also a brand and is also a trademark. Naming a band takes serious consideration – it must be a great name but also can’t be similar to any other name. Trademark law is very important when considering a band name. Here’s a blog post that lays it out in layman’s terms:

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