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Four Reasons Nonprofits Should Be Especially Careful About Intellectual Property

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If “intellectual property” only conjures up images of scientists and trade wars, it’s time to think again.  Intellectual property or “IP” is relevant to all of us and should be a concern to your nonprofit. The materials you create, the website you launch, the software you develop, and the logo you design all involve IP. […]

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Fair Use

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Under certain circumstances, a copyrighted work may be used without the permission of the copyright owner. Such use is referred to as “fair use.” To understand fair use, a few basics on copyright are useful. Copyright Copyright is the exclusive legal right given to the creator of an original work to control copying and distribution […]

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Top 10 Questions Nonprofit Boards Should Ask About IP

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Budgetary issues, fundraising, hiring and programmatic initiatives. These are all typical topics of discussion among nonprofit board members and their senior managers. The topic of intellectual property – or “IP” – however, often isn’t considered even though it may be vitally important to your organization. Why not? Perhaps it’s because board members aren’t familiar with […]

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