September 21, 2016 — Building and maintaining a website to market a business, to promote a cause, or to just blog an opinion is fraught with intellectual property (IP) issues. Protecting the content and branding on the website is one concern; making sure you are not infringing someone else’s copyrights and trademarks is another. In our globally connected economy where a strong internet presence is necessary for success, trademark bullies and copyright trolls are ever-watching; ready to pounce on unsuspecting infringers. We will discuss exactly what is protected by copyright law and by trademark law; common infringement risks seen on websites (and how to avoid them), and the fair use defense.
March 21, 2015 — From copyright and trademark concerns to changing privacy laws to determining how to comply with the range of open source licenses software publishers use today, the number of issues that a web developer can face in trying to determine how to comply with it all can become daunting. This session presents best practices to avoid some of the common pitfalls, and how to make the process a bit less painful in the future.