Category Archives: Copyright
Are Instagram Images Copyrightable?
With the increasing popularity of photo sharing social media sites like Instagram, understanding applicable copyrights can become more complicated and confusing. One of the main questions that frequently comes up is whether posted Instagram images are copyrightable and who owns the original copyright. In general, when you upload a photo to Instagram, you do… Read More »
Works Made For Hire And Copyright Assignment To An Employer
Copyright law protects a creator’s eligible creative work as soon as it is created. Employees in creative fields of work often produce work product that is immediately protectable under copyright law. The ownership of the intellectual property protected in this way can become a source of dispute if the employer and employee do not… Read More »
Are “Hot Yoga” Moves Just Hot or Copyrightable?
Can You Copyright Yoga Moves? Under federal copyright law, it does not take much originality for a work to merit copyright protection under the liberal standard for such protection. Indeed, the standard is that only a work have been independently created and been the product of minimal creativity. For years, the founder of Bikram… Read More »