Category Archives: Copyright

[CGL Alert] Kevin Powell v. Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.

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Creative Genius Law is the strategic legal partner for creative entrepreneurs and innovative businesses. We work with creators to protect and monetize their content through a copyright and licensing strategy If you’d like to start the conversation, submit an intake here.



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Four legal issues in your crowdfunding campaign.

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You are a creative entrepreneur with a massive vision expanding every day. Some of your friends have run successful crowdfunding campaigns for their businesses and you’ve wondered if you should do the same. Before President Obama signed the JOBS Act in 2012, you could only give your crowdfunded investors (or backers) rewards. You know? A signed t-shirt. An autographed print. Limited edition tote bag. Now, with the JOBS Act, Title III equity crowdfunding rules approved by the Securities and Exchange



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[#PrinceTaughtUs] Legal lessons we can learn from Prince about creative entrepreneurship.

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Prince was no stranger to legal matters and doing what was necessary to protect his intellectual property ownership. In 1993, we saw him change his name from Prince to The Artist Formerly Known As… in order to get out of a contract with Warner Brothers. Then, there was the 2008 Coachella débâcle where he sent similar takedown notices to YouTube demanding removal of his performance of Radiohead’s song “Creep.” In 2013, we saw him send DMCA takedown notices to Vine for six



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What is the biggest risk of launching a business while working?

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You are working a 9 to 5 with ambitions of entrepreneurship. You’ve had a few signs that now is the time. You’re ready to make real traction towards your move. Let’s call it your grand escape. I get it. You don’t even hate your gig. But, that draw to launch your own business is more compelling than what you do every single day. You read your favorite industry magazines. Visit the best blogs for entrepreneurs. Read the books that everyone



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