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Welcome to "Check-My-Meme" - Low cost legal service to look for Copyright fair use risk and other legal issues of viral content

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

MEME "FAIR USE" LEGAL REVIEW - Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

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Introduction

If you are an epic YouTube, Tik-Tocker (*or "Toker" as some say), Tweeter, or poster of funny parody materials intended to go viral, you might want to use our Copyright Fair Use checker service.  Get a legal opinion before you post (check your toast before you post)!!  Don't get burned.  

We are one of the few (if any) law firms in the country that offer a TRULY AFFORDABLE "meme checker" service that will help you preserve an "innocent infringement" copyright defense is a copyright troll wants to come after you for using a short video, music, news, or image clip in your meme.

For just $20.00 (yes, we accept credit cards), we can check your memes before you post it.  This can save you lots of time and legal trouble you DO NOT WANT.  As a copyright infringement lawyer that has handled HUNDREDS of infringement and fair use cases, I know the things you need to look at BEFORE you post the next viral meme!

Things I look for:

1.   What clips are you using?

2.   What company might take offense (certain BIG companies, and smaller one, are more aggressive than others).  Sometimes I like to say, the bigger the company, the bigger the legal copyright risk, but not always.

3.  Are there any "right of publicity issues"

4.  Are you risking "defamation" claims (libel or slander)

5.  Are there "privacy" risks you have not considered?

6.  Will any musical artists take issue 

7.  Do you know choreography can be subject to copyright?

8.  Are there any "trademark issues"

These are some of the things. As a law firm that has represented both Plaintiff and Defendants in a slew of copyright cases (we are #25 law firm in the United States in the area of copyright cases handled according to the most recent LexMachina report).

There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between penalties for WILLFUL INFRINGEMENT vs. INNOCENT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.  Most people (and even many lawyers) do not understand the difference. 

We can QUICKLY review your project for potential problems and provide a FAST email opinion as to what the potential legal issues are.

This is SUPER IMPORTANT.  WHY?  If your meme or post goes viral, you can become "the hottest thing since sunburn", and you may get requests for interviews, and licensing, etc.  Wouldn't you feel a WHOLE LOT BETTER if you know someone was not going to sue you because of your masterpiece, and your creativity?

IMPORTANT VIDEO  -  Are Memes Legal?

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VIDEO:  Watch IP lawyer Attorney Steve® explain the basics of internet fair use in this important video.  Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to join over 23,100 other subscribers who love our videos!!  Education is power.  Be Smarter Than Your Friends!

Send us an email through our contact form or call (877) 276-5084.  Remember the 5 P's of success - PROPER PLANNING PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE. 

WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO PROTECT YOU.  Better safe than sorry.

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- Attorney Steve® - 

About the Author

Steve Vondran

Thank you for viewing our blogs, videos and podcasts. As noted, all information on this website is Attorney Advertising. Decisions to hire an attorney should never be based on advertising alone. Any past results discussed herein do not guarantee or predict any future results. All blogs are written by Steve Vondran, Esq. unless otherwise indicated. Our firm handles a wide variety of intellectual property and entertainment law cases from music and video law, Youtube disputes, DMCA litigation, copyright infringement cases involving software licensing disputes (ex. BSA, SIIA, Siemens, Autodesk, Vero, CNC, VB Conversion and others), torrent internet file-sharing (Strike 3 and Malibu Media), California right of publicity, TV Signal Piracy, and many other types of IP, piracy, technology, and social media disputes. Call us at (877) 276-5084. AZ Bar Lic. #025911 CA. Bar Lic. #232337

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