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Will Using a Social Media Hashtag Really Make You Legally Liable to Delta Airlines (or Any Company for that Matter)?

It appears that on or about December 20, 2017 Delta Airlines updated their SkyMiles Program Rules to include a section entitled "User-Generated Social Media Image Rights" whereby you would grant a very broad license for use of your image simply by using the hashtag #SkyMilesLife and/or #DeltaMedallionLife on your social media channel. By tagging photos [...]

By | 2018-08-27T11:21:57+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Copyright, Instagram, Social Media|3 Comments

Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Sharing Other People’s Work

Some people like to call it ‘content curation’. Really, it’s just a fancy way to say you want to share work that is not yours. In theory, this sounds like a really nice thing, sharing someone’s work and giving them an audience beyond their own. In reality, though, it’s intertwined with copyright law; which makes [...]

By | 2018-08-27T10:52:04+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Blogging, Copyright, Facebook, Instagram, Social Media|1 Comment

6 Key Takeaways From 2015 Update to the FTC Endorsement Guides FAQs

For the first time since they were first written in 2009 (and made public in 2010), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has updated its "What People Are Asking" page, which is a Q&A-type resource relating to the FTC Endorsement Guides and related online disclosure rules. The update provides further clarification related to how and why [...]

Creative Commons Licenses Explained In Plain English

  One of the best ways to find usable copyrighted works, especially images, is to find someone who wants to share their work under a Creative Commons license. Since 2002, Creative Commons has been giving creators a way to share their work without having to relinquish copyright or individually license their work. These licenses have [...]

By | 2014-02-14T06:00:38+00:00 February 14th, 2014|Blogging, Copyright, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Social Media|51 Comments