+ DIGITAL, INTERNET, AND E-PUBLISHING
With the advent of the Internet and electronic communication systems, the publishing industry has expanded from traditional print publishing to include many varieties of digital publications, including social media, online magazines, e-newsletters, and blogs, to name a few. While digital publishing may be a cost-efficient alternative to print, there are various intellectual property issues and risks involved when choosing one format over the other, or expanding from print to digital formats. For example, the relatively easy reproduction and re-distribution of online publications results in an enhanced exposure to libel and trademark and copyright infringement claims, including unauthorized re-publication and alteration of the original work. With our firm’s experience, we are able to ensure that our publishing clients’ rights are protected in the ever-shifting legal landscape.