Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Keeping your website out of legal hot water (replay) – 11/18/13

Hi, everyone. I’m getting ahead of America’s Thanksgiving travel rush and taking a holiday this week. I found a show that I wanted to replay for you about websites. Did you ever think of yourself as a publisher? Well, you are one if you have a website. This episode will help you understand a few things about content ownership, copyright and how to stay out of legal hot water.

This week, I talk to two attorneys from Venable LLP, a Washington, D.C. law firm. 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 and trademark laws, and how to be conscientious about protecting your work and the work of others. This is a fast-paced, eye-opening show for website newbies and longtime website editors.

If you want to read more about copyright and trademark issues, go to the areas of practice section of Venable firm’s website to start your search.