No matter your level of exposure, followers, or income, we have all experienced someone copying our work.
Whether that’s reformatting and posting a story on social media, slightly editing a free product you offer and claiming it to be original work, or completely hijacking a paid product and selling it, copycats are exploiting the hard work of entrepreneurs for their own personal gain.
We have our favorite lawyer turned legal expert for CEOs, Sam Vander Wielen, back on the podcast to discuss the best ways to protect yourself from copycats, and the steps to take if you find yourself with one.
Sam Vander Wielen is an attorney-turned-entrepreneur and legal educator who helps coaches & service providers legally protect and grow their online brands through her legal templates and signature program, the Ultimate Bundle ™. She’s also the host of the podcast, On Your Terms, where she shares legal tips and business-building advice for online business owners each week. Sam lives in New York with her husband Ryan, her mini bernedoodle, Hudson, lots of plants, and her ever-growing stack of favorite books. If you’ve always associated attorneys with words like “shark,” “intense,” and “cutthroat,” you’re in for a down-to-earth breath of legal fresh air from Sam.
🎙What types of copying are actually illegal
🎙How to define intellectual property and what you can protect
🎙The correct way to utilize Fair Use protection
🎙Defining the line between expressing gathered knowledge and copying
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