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U.S. Copyright Office: Non-Humans Need Not Apply

Regina M. Joseph

Regina M. Joseph

British nature photographer David Slater reportedly took an expensive trip to Indonesia to snap nature pictures. He set up his equipment in the wild and left it for a while to see what it would pick up. And it did. A macaca nigra monkey became intrigued and snapped hundreds of pictures of itself, some of which were even in focus. (Among many reports: Who owns the copyright to monkey’s selfie?) Continue reading

Social Media Start-Up Capital: Don’t Try a Ponzi Scheme

Regina M. Joseph

Regina M. Joseph

You’ve got the perfect idea for a social media site, but how do you attract a critical mass of members to launch it? Your credit cards are maxed out and your friends and family are tapped too. Can you attract members by offering to pay cash incentives for recruiting other members, who in turn recruit other members and then others (known as “downline recruits”)? Continue reading

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Social Media and Digital Assets in M&A Transactions

Regina M. Joseph

Regina M. Joseph

Wait! Don’t skip these articles thinking that social media doesn’t affect you. Social media has invaded our lives, with only a Rip Van Winkle being immune (maybe). Some may scoff and others may cringe. The well initiated may laugh that the social media landscape,  Continue reading