Imagine that you have volunteers who prepare the latest, greatest materials for your organization’s new program. Photos were taken, brochures are hot off the press, and training manuals are ready for distribution. You may ask yourself – how can I use these great materials for other future programs? Within this question lies a common, but dangerous misconception – an assumption that your organization owns the materials, and that they can be used in any manner that the organization desires.
Join us for an informative webinar discussing a broad overview of how to navigate Copyright Laws to protect the important work of your organization, specifically focused upon copyright ownership and the use of releases and assignments to protect the broad array of materials created by those within and outside of your organization.
During this webinar, we will discuss:
• Who owns materials created for your organization under U.S. Copyright Laws.
• What are the benefits of Copyright ownership for your organization.
• How can your organization use releases and assignments to ensure protection of copyrightable materials.
• What are the best practices for the use of copyright-protected materials owned by others.
Presenters: Devin Gordon and Kevin Glidewell, Turner
Whether your website is simple or complex, your organization could benefit by reviewing the legal issues that may arise from your website. Learn about each of them in this guide.
You put a lot of creativity into your Organization’s logo, but have you protected it? Learn about Trademarks, and how to keep your image your own.
Have your organization invented a product or process? Are your name or original materials protected? Find out about patents, trademarks and copyright from the experts.
Please note that in addition to the legal disclaimer above, this article contains information that is based, in whole or in part, on the laws of the District of Columbia. As a result, the information may not be appropriate for organizations operating outside the District of Columbia.
Odds are that many of your employees regularly visit online social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. It’s also likely that more than a few maintain their own blogs. You may even have employees that maintain sites on behalf of your organization. Should an employer care about what employees are doing online? Absolutely! During this webcast, our speakers help nonprofits understand the following risks related to social networking activities:
- Discrimination and harassment
- Copyright infringement
- Protection of your organization’s proprietary and confidential information
- Other legal risks for employers
- How to use social media safely and successfully
Our speakers then provide best practices for creating and enforcing policies to minimize these risks.
Lael Bellamy, Chief Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, ING Americas
Justin Connell, Associate, Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP
Virtually every nonprofit has a website, yet many do not consider the legal ramifications of having them. This webinar focuses on just a few:
- Policies presented on a website including, but not limited to, terms and conditions and privacy
- Who owns the rights to the website and other considerations regarding the web host
- Intellectual property issues related to domain names, content, pictures, and links to other websites.
Presenter: Bill Helmstetter, Alston & BirdTo view the archived version of this webcast, click here.
Nonprofits invest a lot of sweat equity into building their “brand” and developing their training or educational materials. As a result, many nonprofits want to protect their name and materials.
During this one hour webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand:
- What are federal and state trademarks and when they are useful
- Issues associated with the use of name
- What are copyrights and whether an application is necessary
- The costs associated with trademarks and copyrights.
Presenter: Richard Rimer, Troutman SandersTo view the archived version of this webcast, click here.