& more often a Vlog
Nicholette, one of my favorite business buddies sat down with me to chat about all things legal and Canva related. I'll let her take it from here.
Nicholette: There are two types of Canva people (okay maybe more, but stay with me here), the one is nervous about breaking the law when they use Canva and the other doesn't even know that there are legal consequences to think about.
Which one are you?
I was both. I went from not even thinking it's a thing to being uber paranoid. I don't want either one for you.
As my friend Tamsen Horton likes to remind me "every business decision, has a legal impact".
I've been keeping a list of all your legal questions (keep em coming babe) and I asked Tamsen to set the record straight on staying legal with Canva without letting it keep you stuck and not taking action on sharing about your business, using visuals.
Questions like ...
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....
Ready to be on the beach without your laptop because your work is done? Ready to really only work that couple of hours a day? Good because around here we simplify while we protect what matters most. Love to have you join in.