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Making Sense of Your Goldmine

You’ve seen my chapter from Katrina Sawa’s JUMPSTART YOUR ______ : 26 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Share Stories and Strategies on How to Jumpstart Many Areas of Your Life, Health, and Business

It was great to work with Katrina Sawa and the other guest authors.

My Purpose is to help You GUARD YOUR GOLDMINE

I hope you found the chapter Jumpstart Your Intellectual Property helpful.

Today we know in the digital age just how easy it is to share original content (photos, art, articles, blog posts, video, audio, white papers, etc.) and how important it is to protect that valuable content.



On this page you’ll find:

  • References to support information provided in the chapter
  • Further important measures you can take to protect your original content (GUARD YOUR GOLDMINE ℠)
  • Some steps you can take to Defend Your Goldmine, as necessary
  • My Free Guide to The 10 Biggest Copyright Mistakes Anyone Can Make…That Could Land You in Court
  • Remember to grab the offer
  • Three very brief videos that demonstrate how copyright law education can be FUN
  • A conversation with Katrina Sawa, author/publisher of JUMPSTART YOUR ________ book

REFERENCES to support information provided in the chapter

For information only and not to be considered an evaluation or endorsement.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) defines IP as “Creations of the Mind.”

Here’s a very quick overview of Intellectual Property and WIPO’s work : http://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/

WIPO has a very helpful pamphlet about Intellectual property http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/intproperty/450/wipo_pub_450.pdf

In the chapter, I very briefly discussed Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, and Trade Secrets.For more info about PATENTS: https://www.uspto.gov/patent

For more info about TRADEMARKS:  https://www.uspto.gov/trademark

For more info about COPYRIGHT: https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf

For more info about TRADE SECRET: https://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/international-protection/trade-secret-policy



What’s IN YOUR Goldmine?

Ideas aren’t protected by copyright law; it’s the expression of ideas that are protected.


What is Protected  https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf

What is Not Protected   https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ33.pdf


Measures you can take to GUARD YOUR GOLDMINE

  1. Add a copyright notice on your work. Add a watermark or disable “right click”
  2. Create a Google alert
  3. Create strong Terms of Service on your webpage. (Also known as Terms of Use or Terms and Conditions). For a quick overview https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_service (Retrieved August 5, 2018.)
  4. Register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office.             https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ02.pdf


If your content has been stolen, consider these steps you may take:

  1. Evaluate each case:  Does Fair Use allow them to use your work? Is the infringer making money from your work or does it seem to be unintentional?
  2. Contact the infringer by email to inform (educate) them nicely that they have used your copyrighted work without permission. Give them options, with a deadline.
  3. Contact the platform that is hosting the site (e.g. WordPress) and ask that your content be removed. Each social media site also has a copyright infringement section with instructions to request removal.
  4. Do a WHOIS or DNS search to find the host registrar and file a DMCA  takedown notice. Attorney Carolyn E. Wright provides a helpful discussion of the         steps.  Carolyn E. Wright. [File a DMCA]        https://nppa.org/page/5617  (Retrieved August 5, 2018.)
  5. Consult an attorney with appropriate expertise.
  6. Chalk it up to the “cost of doing business,” and return your attention to creating content. Implement GUARD YOUR GOLDMINEmeasures outlined above

The 10 Biggest Copyright Mistakes Anyone Can Make…

That Could Land You in Court

This is a starter guide through the myths/misunderstandings about Copyright law in the Digital Age.


Here’s a 5-minute video of a presentation I did in California at one of Katrina Sawa’s events:

Pirates want to steal your content:

Don’t Be Tricked Out of Your Copyrights (A vampire wants to trick you to sign away your copyrights)


Katrina Sawa (the esteemed author/publisher of our book Jumpstart Your _________) and I had a conversation in August 2018   (45 minutes)



You can Jumpstart Your Intellectual Property so it works for you!

This has been a very brief overview of Intellectual Property, with a focus on Copyright.

Do you have questions about how to  GUARD YOUR GOLDMINE?

Information provided should not be construed as legal advice.

For legal advice, consult an attorney with appropriate expertise.

© 2018. Barbara C. Ingrassia.  All Rights Reserved.  For permission to re-use in whole or in part, please contact:  barb@managecopyright.com