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Can I play music while live streaming?
No. If you play music without the proper legal permissions you are committing copyright infringement.
But everyone else is doing it.
Yes, they are. And they are also breaking the law.
But I'm not making any money.
I know. But making money is not a requirement for copyright infringement to apply. Simply using content that is not yours (and that falls within the protections of the copyright laws) is all that it takes to commit copyright infringement.
But it's in the public domain.
Nope, it's probably not. There is very little copyrighted material actually within the public domain. And more than likely...
I had the sheer joy and pleasure to sit down and gab with Jonathan all about copyright laws and how they impact our world as creators. Thankfully my good friend Bonnie L. Frank joined in and helped us get all the amazing questions answered! This is a longer blab ... so when you have an hour and want to invest in your knowledge about such an important subject to your business - this is a great way to spend that time!
Jonathan is the real deal and I encourage you to connect with the great community he's building over at Blabnation.
Dave and I got together and took specific questions from his creative community regarding copyrighting creative work and broke it down step-by-step. Click here to listen to the podcast....
Think about all the places you are using your name in your business. Every single instance is impacting trademark law. The reason for this extreme level of impact is that the purpose of a trademark is to identify and distinguish the source of goods and services for consumers, so that when they are shopping in the marketplace - they can easily see a brand and know whether they'd like to purchase.
When you know WHY you need to pay attention to trademark laws as you are busy building a business around a name/brand, then you are able to protect ALL the:
Go from feeling like you're 10 steps behind at the end of every day to feeling like you have all the time in the world to finish what needs to be done and with time left over ...