Private label rights are by far one of the best things out there in the world of online marketing. Changing the material, making it uniquely yours and not be liable for any copyright infringement, are great for creating a brand for your business.
Recently, there have been a number of cases involving sound effects companies that are offering “free” sound effects as an enticement for people to sign up for their free accounts. Often times this is in order to harvest email addresses and names for marketing purposes or to sell lists to other marketing companies. The problem is that some of these sites are using copyrighted materials illegally. When companies do this they are not only neglecting their customer’s rights to privacy, but also placing them in potentially precarious legal dangers from the rightful copyright owners.
In the United States, patent laws vary from state to state or even from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Thus, California patent laws are unique to California. California patent laws are still both clearly defined and as technically difficult as other states. Patent infringement is basically defined the same everywhere.
Patent infringement is considered the theft of an invention, idea, or enhancement that has been filed with the U.S. Patent Office, with a given time frame of acceptable overlap of one year.
Obtaining a patent isn’t necessarily that difficult, however understanding patent laws can be very difficult. Many people hire a patent lawyer to make sure they understand patent laws and how to avoid patent infringement.
Understanding patent infringement also means understanding intellectual property. Obviously, the material inside my head, my thoughts, my feelings, and the brain activity that makes me who I am is mine.
However that is not all considered intellectual property.
Patent infringement in America today is increasing tenfold over occurrences even just ten years ago. Technological advancement has led to a significant increase in patent infringement. In some cases, it has resulted in two companies competing for the same basic technological achievement while in other cases it allowed the leaking of information to competitive companies for a handsome fee. Patent infringement is taken very seriously in this country, and the jury awards for the infringed upon are ample proof of how seriously it has surged.