VOICES FROM THE INDUSTRY: Speed trap on the information highway: copyright law

As an intellectual property lawyer, it is often my duty to deliver unexpected answers to questions with seemingly innocent intentions: It’s OK to include a short clip from “Animal House” in our company’s annual meeting presentation, right? As long as we cite our sources, we can send our customers copies of helpful newspaper articles, right? It’s not a problem to embed a nifty video we found on the Internet on our own Web site, right? Unfortunately, incorrect assumptions like these…

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