Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions for Music Licensing Study

From the United States Copyright Office NewsNet 542 May 5, 2014 The U.S. Copyright Office will hold a series of public roundtables to gather input for its music licensing study. The roundtables will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on June 4 and 5, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, on June 16 and 17, 2014, and … Continue reading »


Why I Oppose Amending the MN Constitution for Voter ID.

As an attorney, I feel compelled to speak up concerning the proposed Voter Identification Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution.  Putting aside the partisan political aspects of the issue for a moment, this is a bad idea.  Simple ideas sometimes have complex consequences, and in the case of voter id, the simple idea is both expensive … Continue reading »


Giant Steps 2011 – a day-long conference for entrepreneurial creatives.

From the folks at Giant Steps 2011 Dear Creative Minds and Brave Souls, We are excited to officially open registration for Giant Steps 2011, a day-long interactive event for creative entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial creatives forging their own paths. Giant Steps will inspire you, connect you with like-minded souls, and introduce you to valuable resources. Giant … Continue reading »


SPNN Workshop: Copyright Myths

When: Sat, March 5, 1pm – 3pm Where: SPNN – 375 Jackson Street, Suite 250 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101 Description: What is a copyright and how does it affect you as a video producer? Kenneth Kunkle of Kunkle Law Office will go over common questions creative people may have concerning copyright issues. Kenneth is a … Continue reading »


Hand-held Devices & Privacy: We Know What You Read, Bought, Watched, Ate and Emailed Last Summer – Are You Scared?

Is it a phone? An ebook reader? A video game controller? A credit card reader? An entertainment system? A medical device? A GPS navigator? A camera? A remote control? An email/social networking communication device? A news reader? Today’s hand-held devices are ALL of these and more. As hand-held devices such as smart phones and tablet … Continue reading »


Legal Muse as Top 25 MN Legal Blog

Legal Muse is pleased to announce that the editors of have named Legal Muse as one of the state’s top legal blogs. Besides referencing my content and images, the editors noted the recent release of my microsite I am grateful for this acknowledgment and am honored to be in the company of some … Continue reading »


Legal Issues When Using Social Media

Last Friday I had the honor of presenting a program on Social Media and the Law at the annual American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco which was written up by the American Bar Association Journal (Slander or Satire? When Does Social Media Cross Legal Lines?). Presenting with me was Marylee Abrams of Abrams and … Continue reading »


Twitter Bribe to Benefit Springboard

The gist: To benefit Minnesota Creatives, I will bribe the entire world to follow me on Twitter for $1 each. I’ll also be drawing for 2 tickets to Springboard for the Arts’ Bounce Bash to benefit the Artists’ Access Healthcare program. Here’s how this is going to work: If I have 500 total followers by … Continue reading »


AIGA Solopreneurs breakfast event

From AIGA Minnesota Website. Sign-up available at the AIGA website. Event is Thursday, June 24, 2010. Discover your entrepreneurial spirit and business desire. If freelancing or self-employment is in your future, this event will provide ideas, possibilities and insight. Join us for this special event, where a trio of speakers awaits your questions. Hear from … Continue reading »


CoCo Day Camp: “Common Myths and Misconceptions About Copyrights and Trademarks”

On Thursday, May 6th, I’ll be providing a seminar for creative professionals on how creative professionals are affected by copyright (e.g., public domain, fair use, joint works and work for hire) and trademark law at CoCo in downtown St. Paul. the program is set to run from 10am to 12pm. Cost:Session + 1/2 day of … Continue reading »

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