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Intellectual Property Protect Your Online Work, Too

Posted in Intellectual Property

People sometimes tend to think that almost anything they see or read online is free for the taking, a fact that has caused grief for both creators and the takers. In actuality, most of the same intellectual property laws apply to writing, photographs and other material online, as well as offline. While you still can’t really copyright an idea, for instance, the words you write about that idea are your property. Beyond a small amount for “fair use” purposes, no one else should be able to simply lift your words and put them on their site, and even then they should credit you in some way.

This is just one of the issues facing online creators, which is what makes the Asian American Personalities Morgan Chu interview so timely. Morgan Chu is one of the top intellectual property attorneys in the United States, and has over 35 years of experience as an intellectual property and trial lawyer. With advances in technology...