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Share and Show Off the OWs that are copyright protected with Myows

On 06.11.12, in Announcement, General

The awesome team of developers at Myows has been hard at work to create new ways for you to register your copyright though RSS or simply create your own Intellectual Property Licenses with a Contract Generator.

As you know, the files you upload to Myows are securely stored inside your account, and no one but you or your clients can access them. But what if you want to show them off? Today we’re happy to announce a new function that allows you to share with your friends and social networks the works you upload to Myows in a very simple way, and you can even gather feedback that way thanks to Facebook commenting! (more…)

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How to protect your Etsy copyrights

On 05.31.12, in Announcement, General

We have many users on Etsy asking us what the best way is to protect their copyright. So today I thought I’d publish the answer for all to see. (more…)

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Copyright Security for Web Design Agency’s Clients

On 03.26.12, in General

I received a really nice email today from Robin Jennings who runs a Web Agency in Australia. I wanted to share it with you: (more…)

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How a Logo Design Company in Vietnam Protects its Copyrights

On 02.08.12, in General, Interview

We love creatives, getting to know our users, see your designs and find out how you use Myows to protect your copyright. Last week while going through our stats I noticed more hits than usual from Vietnam and decided to investigate. The sudden spike was attributed to AiO Studio, they create great-looking logos and proudly mention on their website that their logos’ copyrights are managed with Myows. I decided to contact the owner for an interview. (more…)

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Online Copyright Protection Basics for Digital Creatives & Busy Startup Owners

On 02.06.12, in General, In the News

Today I wrote a guest post about the basics of copyright for Wixel’s blog readers. Wixel is the company behind the awesome Boxrockit, a platform that allows you to sell your digital goods in the most simple way.

The article is called Copyright Protection for Those Who Didn’t Attend Law School and is geared towards busy digital creatives and startup owners. In it I cover some copyright basics in what I hope to be layman’s terms: (more…)

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Your Doctor’s Contract Might Claim Copyright on your Reviews

On 02.02.12, in General

This is a bizarre case taking copyright law and take-down notices to an extreme. According to this article, lawyers representing doctors have found in copyright law a way to discourage bad reviews. (more…)

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Copyright Infringement Case of the Day: SkyNews ignores licensing restrictions from the public

On 02.01.12, in Exposed, General

Back in 2009, while we were working on building Myows Online Copyright App, I remember reading about Sky News using a Twitpic picture by Joe Neale without permission or licensing and the debate that followed.

In Today’s case, the perpetrator is again SkyNews, this time using a 1 minute Youtube video without seeking permission and then using legalese bullying techniques to reach an ersatz settlement. (more…)

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Copyright Infringement Case of the Day: Curebit Steals Design and Code from 37signals

On 01.31.12, in Exposed, General

Unbelievable case today, and shocking response from the copyright perpetrators, Curebit, a startup that recently received 1.2M$ in funding and couldn’t be bothered to pay the few thousand dollars it would cost to design and code their own landing page. Poor form Curebit. (more…)

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Copyright Infringement Case of Day: Would the Real Creative Please Stand Up

On 01.27.12, in Exposed, General

With close to 50 000 Twitter followers, Jacob Cass is a celebrity in the design world. He runs the popular logo award site Logo of The Day and publishes regular great articles on his website, JustCreativeDesign.

Many freelance designers worldwide aspire to be him; some taking it too literally as this Tweet may attest.

So today we have a case of a brand identity specialist who’s own identity is being used by an unscrupulous thief in hope of getting work from – imagine the disappointment on the client’s face should he fall for it?

Thankfully, as a design professional, JustCreative seems to be proactive about it. (more…)

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What Plagiarists Say: 6 Most Common Excuses by Copyright Thieves

On 01.21.12, in General

Whether you are dealing with plagiarists online, in an academic environment or in the workplace, odds are that you’re going to hear a lot of lame excuses for the misdeed.

Over the years, I’ve heard hundreds of excuses and I often joke about writing a book of “Things Plagiarists Say” made up of quips from my email box from people caught taking the works of others without attribution.


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