Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Venable LLP

Key Copyright Guidelines to Help Your Marketing and Sales Department Stay Out of Trouble

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Advertising is replete with copyright issues, but many of them are not intuitive. Do you include written text, photos, videos, or music in your marketing? Of course! Our practical discussion will help advertisers spot and address common copyright issues before problems arise. Come join a Venable partner and former in-house counsel to learn some of the key areas of copyright law, including:

  • The power this strict liability tort wields
  • The significant limitations of the fair use defense
  • Why you should take another look at your independent contractor agreements
  • Why all of your materials should undergo a copyright clearance review and related best practices
  • Social media posts and common copyright issues
  • Issues relating to user-generated content and the often misunderstood DMCA safe harbor
  • How and why to protect content that you own
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • Practical advice

Linda J. Zirkelbach, Partner, Venable LLP