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Ep 038: Copyright Law with Bobby Klinck

By Bobby Klinck | YOG Podcast

Aug 07

In this episode, Bobby is addressing a subject that is often brought up in entrepreneur circles and is extremely important to anyone who creates content of any kind. He will explain what copyright law is for, what it covers, how to protect you from being copied and how to enforce your rights. Bobby also goes over the basic process that you can go through to protect your work and marks.

Bobby shares the priority importance of registering and protecting marks and what might need to be enforced.  The issue of potentially copying someone else’s work is also an issue of concern so Bobby shows how and when you can use other peoples’ work safely. He talks about how to properly use and mimic other peoples’ work in safe and fair ways while avoiding common copy-related issues.

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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • Why copyright law is especially important to online entrepreneurs.
  • What is copyright and what is actually covered by a copyright.
  • The difference between ideas and expression.
  • Common misconceptions regarding copyright.
  • What you have to do to get copyright on your work.
  • How protecting and registering your mark works.
  • The advantages to register your copyright in the beginning.
  • The value of using a copyright notice.
  • How to go about using other peoples’ work safely and legally.
  • The concept of fair use and what it means.
  • Debunking the “7-second rule”.
  • What you can do when using other peoples’ work.
  • The area of copyright law that gets people in the most trouble

Ideas Worth Sharing:

If you create great content, people are going to copy it. You need to accept that and you need to be ready for that - @bobbyklinck Click To Tweet Once your work is in fixed form, you have copy right on it.” - @bobbyklinck Click To Tweet You need to assume that any written works, any images, any pictures, any recorded audio or video or anything like that, that you find anywhere else online – is copyrighted and that you can’t use it without permission. - @bobbyklinck Click To Tweet

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About the Author

Bobby Klinck is an intellectual property attorney, but he’s not your typical lawyer. Sure, he went to Harvard Law School and worked at some of the most prestigious firms in the country, but if you look at the big whiteboard in his office, you won’t see much about the law. His whiteboard is filled with tasks related to platform building, inbound marketing, and sales-funnels. Bobby is a full-fledged online entrepreneur, whose area of expertise is the law.