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Avoiding costly mistakes with online copyrights

June 4, 2012

Many people share the misconception that digital images that do not bear a copyright notice or protective watermark are in the public domain and free for copying. This can become a costly mistake for those people who make use of these images (for example, by copying them and posting them on another website, such as Pinterest).

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Bob Felber Bob Felber leads the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Waller Lansden in Nashville, Tenn. For more than 25 years, he has counseled clients on IP matters with an emphasis in the areas of domestic and international brand clearance and protection, domain name disputes, product distribution and franchising.
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