Starting a business
Copyrights & Licensing 101: The Basics For artists, one of the biggest questions in publishing work is wondering how all of our hard work will be protected. Another big question is how we can safely use the many creative resources on the web (from stock photos to fonts and code) to our benefit. Most of these resources come with licenses to ensure fair use, and here we will give a summary of basics on how to make sure your work is safe, based on Smashing Magazine’s article. Some topics to be covered include: copyright and licensing, understanding “fair use”, what “public domain” is, legal terminology, and how to use Creative Commons. Copyright and Licensing
If you’re like thousands of other designers, programmers and other creative professionals out there, at one point in time you’ve considered starting your own business. Unlike most, you’ve gone against common sense and decided to open shop for yourself. And not just freelance full-time, mind you, but file for the company name, get some stationery, and wade through the legal mumbo-jumbo. Maybe even get a real office with a water cooler. This article offers real-world advice from the trenches of a small start-up, and is applicable to designers, web developers, copywriters, usability experts and all manner of service providers. Freelancers take heed: there are several items that are just as pertinent to your profession.
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