We explain the idea of fair use of copyrighted material and go through factors that are considered fair use.
For crafters and other creators, the public domain is a goldmine of opportunity for inspiration and material for their creative work. There are, however, a lot of misconceptions about what “public domain” means. The challenge is knowing what’s in the public domain, and what you can use it for.
The new CASE Act is a step forward in making copyright enforcement more accessible to small businesses and individuals who can’t compete with the deep pockets of large corporations.
A scaled-down version of the hit reality show glassblowing competition Blown Away is streaming now.
In this podcast episode, Meg and Patrick McElwee of Sew Liberated talk about their journey to build a values-based business that’s focused on sustainability and personal empowerment.
A consignment agreement is important when you’re leaving your goods in the possession of an authorized third party to sell. Kiffanie Stahle walks you through the short form and long form agreements so that you can protect your products or artwork.
Whether you are hiring your first employee, or you already have a staff of hundreds, recruiting best practices are critical for your business. Strong recruiting practices have significant benefits for any organization.
In this Legal Q&A Session, intellectual property and business lawyer Patrice Perkins will be answering our legal questions. From contracts to copyright to registering your business, get solid legal information you can easily understand so that you can move your business forward.
Curious about ADA requirements for business websites? An increasing number of plaintiffs are filing claims for damages against businesses, alleging that their websites aren’t accessible to all. Take your first steps at making your digital presence compliant with the ADA.
Attorney Kiffanie Stahle explains whether it’s possible to invoke an “Act of God” clause to end contracts that will become difficult to complete during a public health crisis.
GDPR regulations are now an important part of the internet, no matter where you’re located. Use this checklist to go through your business and website to be sure you’re dealing with customer privacy properly.
Use our quick-start guide to writing a job description to clearly communicate expectations to your future employees when hiring.
Carolina Moore had an idea for a quilting notion so she partnered with a major distributor to get it manufactured and into shops.
A new YouTube settlement with the FTC could have major implications for craft business channels if they don’t comply with marking their channels as “child directed.” Find out how COPPA may impact your YouTube channel.
Nina Shope is a fiber artist who has created a collection of Frida Kahlo art dolls and embroideries that she sells in her Etsy shop, SnapDragonOriginals. Her Etsy shop received a takedown notice from FKC and she decided to fight back.
Selling gift cards in your shop can be a great way to boost sales, but be aware of these legal issues before you dive in.
Any business that sells products to consumers must consider the risks of products liability claims: lawsuits filed by people who allegedly are injured or suffer losses from defective or improperly performing products. Getting product liability insurance can protect you if a claim is filed. Here’s what you need to know.
Kiffanie Stahle is the legal eagle behind the artist’s J.D. In this Q&A session Kiffanie answers members’ legal questions on everything from trademark and copyright to contracts and more!
Changing your business name means undertaking quite a bit of time, effort, and financial outlay to successfully rebrand your business, while also bringing along your current customers and followers.
Fans of Ruth Bader Ginsburg rejoiced at her return to the Supreme Court a few weeks ago. Copyright holders were, perhaps, less excited when they read Ginsburg’s decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.Com. Although the decision merely clarifies a procedural point relating to infringement litigation, makers who vigorously protect their IP rights are concerned about the delay the Court’s decision will add to the already time-consuming process of copyright litigation.