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Be Prepared! Scout Illustration avoids copyright infringement
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Truly Public Domain Images for Marketing and Blogging

The public domain images are not only available for free use, but highly searchable.
Elevation Image at Issue in the Case
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IP Year in Review: The Problem With Writing Your Own License Agreements

In a decision that misstates one of the basic tenets of copyright law, the Eleventh Circuit this year held that the artist's copyright infringement action failed because he had granted, by his course of actions, an implied nonexclusive license to the defendant to use his works.
Malibu Media Porn Copyright Troll Defense
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Defendant's Copyright Fees Claim Against Copyright Troll Malibu Media

Malibu Media dodged a bullet and will not have to face the U.S. Supreme Court over its vexatious litigation tactics -- for now.
Dineen Wasylik Rotarian of the Month

Dineen Honored as Rotarian of the Month for Thanksgiving Service Project

Dineen was honored as one of two Rotarians of the Month for November by the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel- Noon.
Wasylik Appellate Practice Column GPSolo
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Mentoring 30,000 Lawyers on Appellate Practice

I was honored to be asked to write the mentoring column in a recent appellate practice-themed issue of the American Bar Association's GP Solo magazine.
WTAN Radio Sign
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Do You Want to Hear a (Trade) Secret?

Tonight, June 4th, 2015 at 11 pm, I will be on the Half Empty, Half Full Talk Radio Show with Laurie Zook to discuss and explain trade secrets law. Tune in!
Florida Capitol
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Testimony in Opposition to HB 271

On Thursday, I testified before the Florida House of Representatives' House Regulatory Affairs Committee on behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in opposition to CS/HB 271, the True Origin of Digital Goods Act.
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IP Expertise Featured on Radio Show

I was honored to be a guest on the Half Empty, Half Full Radio show on WTAN 1340 last week, talking about intellectual property law.
6th Annual IP Symposium Aereo Panel
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6th Annual IP Symposium a Success

I gave the copyright law roundup presentation, and also moderated a panel on the Supreme Court's decision in ABC v. Aereo.