Finally! A social media group for lawyers that’s actually social. (Press Release) – Marketing and Management for Canadian Professional Practices

PRESS RELEASE Toronto, Canada (October 4th, 2018) –  Finally! A social media group for lawyers that’s actually social. There’s a new group coming to LinkedIn this October. ‘Keeping it Social: Practice Development for Lawyers TORONTO’ brings lawyers together to learn practice development tips. But there’s a twist. This isn’t yet another thinly-veiled exercise in self-promotion. This group’s reason for being...

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Are Press Releases Copyrighted?

A recent concern related to press releases is whether or not they are actually copyrighted. This is an interesting question because up until recently, press releases were issued with the express intention, and understanding, that they were to be picked up by journalists and either used as is or turned into what is termed a derivative work. In other words,...

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Is a press release a privileged and/or copyrighted document with ownership rights?

First, the press release is copyrighted from its inception and may have been work for hire (a close call since you wrote them for an LLC and the LLC had a deal with them). There is a copyright in someone, although the absence of a copyright notice limits the remedies available for infringement. Second, a link is not a copyright...

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