The internet is considered a type of intellectual property. And further, the content that exists on the internet is also considered a type of intellectual property. You must understand the full breadth of internet intellectual property before you add anything new to your website. And on the flip side, if you have an internet intellectual property violation at hand that is hurting your website, then you must fight back. Read on to discover the different types and how a seasoned New Jersey internet intellectual property consultant at The Ingber Law Firm can assist you as necessary.
What are types of internet intellectual property?
There are many internet-based matters at hand when it comes to intellectual property rights. Just some examples include the following:
- Website disclaimer: on your website, you must state the limitations of your liability for the use of your website and its content, along with your relationship with any external links. With this, you will not be held responsible for any damages that users may suffer as a result of your website.
- Website privacy policies: on your website, you must inform your users about what data you collect, how it is used, how it is stored, and how it is protected, among other things.
- Work-for-hire agreements: this is work whose ownership belongs to a third party rather than the creator. So, work created by your employee as part of their job is subject to copyright owned by you.
- Confidentiality agreements: this is an agreement you should have your employees sign so that your website’s confidential information remains protected.
- Website hosting agreements: this is an agreement between you and the company that provides hosting for your website so that your content can be stored in a secure place.
- Website design and development agreements: this is an agreement between you and the company that provides design and development for your website so that you can understand the pricing, timeline, scope of work, and intellectual property rights, among other things.
- Music clearance and licensing agreements: this is an agreement between you and the copyright owner of a musical composition (i.e., musician) so that you can use their preexisting songs and music recordings on your website.
- Content licenses: this is an agreement between you and a copyright owner so that you can repurpose or republish their material on your website.
As you can see, there are a host of internet disclaimers, policies, and agreements to consider when you are the owner of a website. With all this put into consideration, if you require assistance with executing these legal requirements, or if you believe that your internet intellectual property is being infringed upon, then you must acquire legal representation. Rest assured, a competent Essex County, New Jersey intellectual property lawyer is ready to step in and fight for your rights. Pick up the phone and call us today.