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Managing Hyperlinked Contract Terms

Managing Hyperlinked Contract Terms

December 29, 2020 at 1:38 PM - commercial contracts,

Many technology-related service agreements between providers and their customers now include terms beyond the four corners of the document. Specifically, certain contract terms are incorporated as mere hyperlinks to a URL where the provider’s standard terms and provisions are maintained.

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Walking the Talk: Codes of Conduct in Business

Walking the Talk: Codes of Conduct in Business

December 4, 2020 at 4:04 PM - commercial contracts,

It has become fairly commonplace for companies of all sizes and industries to tout a commitment to ethical and socially-conscious business practices as a key differentiator in their respective markets. For example, a clothing company might distinguish itself by its commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices that include waste recycling and efficient water usage systems. Aside from being a means of establishing brand identity, this promise also may help a company attract capital from investors who share a similar sense of social responsibility. Regardless of the reason, companies who choose to adopt standards which exceed basic government guidelines must take appropriate steps to ensure the fulfillment of such promised social and ethical obligations.

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How To Protect Your Copyrighted Material With the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

How To Protect Your Copyrighted Material With the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

January 15, 2020 at 9:15 AM - Merchandise licensing,

Many companies and individuals generate a significant amount of material protected by copyright, including video, print, music and merchandise. Unfortunately, this material can be infringed or “reused” by others with relative ease given the ubiquity of the internet and tech-enabled counterfeiting capabilities. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) offers a means by which copyright holders can seek recourse in the event of infringement. This article will provide a roadmap for leveraging the provisions of DMCA to protect your copyrighted material, starting with a brief history on how this law came into existence.

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Practical Considerations in Merchandise Licensing Agreements

Practical Considerations in Merchandise Licensing Agreements

October 29, 2019 at 1:19 PM - Merchandise licensing,

Licensing arrangements are a major source of revenue in many industries, including entertainment, (film, TV, music), sports, corporate brands, and colleges/universities. Each year, rights holders collectively earn billions of dollars from licensing revenue.

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