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Are you staying legal with Canva?

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 you be the next Kate Spade and use Canva to design your logo? 
  • Can you deck out, all of your graphics...
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Copyright Free Background Music

This information is provided for educational and informational purposes and is an excerpt from BIZLEBOX™ - the legal lunchbox for your PB&J. Since every single decision we make in our businesses has a legal impact point, make sure that you're talking with an attorney you know, like, and trust before acting on anything you read, hear, or see.

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...

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Copyrighting Creative Work

When you know what your real assets are, how to protect them, and when to protect them - you are in a powerful position and driving your business and brand in the direction that you want.

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!

Blab with Jonathan Trip

 

Jonathan is the real deal and I encourage you to connect with the great community he's building over at Blabnation. 


My legal Q&A with Fresh Rag's Dave Conrey

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....

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