Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Keeping your website out of legal hot water – 05/20/13

This week, I talk to two attorneys from Venable LLP, a Washington, D.C. law firm, about how to make sure your website stays out of legal hot water. A.J. Zottola handles all types of negotiations involving intellectual property, privacy, trademark and copyright, and more. With him is a return guest, Jeff Tenenbaum, who is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit attorneys and who chairs the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group.

On this show, we discuss who owns the content on your site, some basics about copyright, licensing, and trademark laws, and how to be conscientious about protecting your work and the work of others. It is NOT TRUE that if you find something on the web, you’re free to use it however you want. This is a fast-paced, eye-opening show for website newbies and longtime website editors.

If you want to read more about copyright, licensing and trademarks, go to the nonprofit publications of Venable’s website to start your search.

The bottom line is: Pay attention to your website! Enjoy the show.