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Richard Stim

Richard Stim Richard Stim is an attorney specializing in intellectual property law and small business issues.

Richard Stim is a Bay Area attorney and author specializing in intellectual property law and small-business issues. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books, including:

  • Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business
  • Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference
  • Getting Permission: How to License and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off
  • Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference, and
  • Profit From Your Idea: How to Make Smart Licensing Deals
Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual-property questions at his blog: Dear Rich: Nolo's Intellectual Property Blog. In addition to working as an editor at Nolo, a Berkeley publisher, Stim maintains a private practice and has represented cartoonists, graphic artists, toy designers, software developers, musicians, and writers. He's worked as a musician and currently records with two bands. His new obsession is photographing crows.
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  • view course page for Podcasting: Business and Law

    Learn how to start a podcast , generate an income from your podcast, and avoid lawsuits.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for Music Taxes and Accounting

    Making money in the music business? Find out how to claim income from gigs, maximize your deductions, and file the right tax forms with the IRS.

    56m 28s
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  • view course page for Music Law: Managing a Band's Business

    Learn to avoid the major music business and legal pitfalls that can break bands apart, such as financial mismanagement and contract disputes.

    58m 45s
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  • view course page for Music Law: Copyrighting a Song

    Learn how to get and protect copyrights for your songs, and understand the critical language, concepts, and business aspects of music copyright.

    1h 7m
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  • view course page for Music Law: Recording, Management, Rights, and Performance Contracts

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