If you’re in business, chances are you have at least some intellectual property that needs protecting. And as companies increase their use of content marketing as a business growth strategy, the need to understand copyright law increases proportionately.
- Protect the content you have created
- Avoid infringing on others’ rights
A lot of myths and misunderstandings about copyright law are floating around. Attorney Ashley Dobb’s blog, Copyright Law: What Intellectual Property is Protected?, is a great primer on the subject. It’s a quick read and worth the time. Some of the key points she explains:
- What is — and isn’t — copyrightable
- What rights a copyright provides
- Who owns the copyright to work produced by your employees and independent contractors
Be sure your content marketing plan addresses intellectual property rights and that everyone on your team understands what you can and can’t do when it comes to how you create and use content. Got questions? Consult an attorney before a problem arises — it’s a worthwhile investment.
She the author of the novel Choices (A Joyful Cup Story) as well as the nonfiction books Words to Work By: 31 devotions for the workplace based on the Book of Proverbs and Finding Joy in the Morning: You can make it through the night. She is also the co-creator of several coloring books for adults.