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Fair Use Frequently Asked Questions
What Can You Tell Me About Fair Use? Fair use is a subject that comes up a lot with my copyright clients. Some of them think it’s a magic bullet that will defend them against all lawsuits (it’s not). Others are simply confused and want to know more about what it is and how it works. Here are...
Estate Planning Consultation Prep
What Should I Bring When I See My Estate Planning Lawyer? When someone makes an appointment with me to discuss their will and trust (or lack thereof), they almost always ask what to bring with them to the estate planning meeting. Sometimes they will bring an entire box (or two) full of various documents, just to make sure...
Do I Need a Will or a Trust?
Finding the Right Estate Plan Will or a Trust? The topic presents confusion for many.  Some of this confusion comes from not knowing what these documents are or what they do, and some comes from not knowing which one you might need for your particular situation. Let’s start by talking about what each document is. The will is...
The Do’s & Don’ts of Using Content From the Internet
Can I use content from the Internet in my work? I get this question a lot. Sometimes, it’s not even a question – the person assumes it’s fine as long as they [use less than a certain amount/don’t make money from it/clipped it from Google/insert justification here]. Unfortunately, the mere fact that the content is on the Internet...
How Do I Put A Copyright Into My Trust
All right, you’ve created a trust. You’ve also created a copyright, one that’s valuable enough that you want to put it into your trust to protect it. You may even have several income-producing copyrights that you want to put into your trust. So how do you go about doing that? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as writing “all...

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