We are thrilled to be continuing our work with the Grant for the Web Community!
New Media Rights is a nonprofit program that provides pro-bono (free) and low cost legal services to independent online creators and startups whose projects require specialized internet, intellectual property, privacy and media law expertise. We will be providing Grant for the Web grantees and other web monetization innovators an option to get pro-bono legal support to encourage the safe and wide distribution of their content or technology projects.
We are offering free 1-hour legal consultation sessions for Grant for the Web recipients and others who are involved in web monetization projects.
After the consultation, appropriate projects may receive additional free or low-cost legal services. We are licensed attorneys based in California, which means that we might not be able to speak to the specific laws of other states. We also can only advise on US laws.
If you’re based in the US or encountering US legal questions, come talk to our team about your copyright and trademark concerns, contracts, and other legal issues you might encounter working with web monetization tech!
Should you need assistance, or are interested in signing up for a free consultation, please contact us via the contact form on our website (https://www.newmediarights.org/about_us/contact_us)
Here are a few examples of the types of work that we can do:
*Preventative work (during the conceptual phase of the project)
*Transactional work (during the creation phase)
*Pre-publication review (to spot legal issues before publication / launch)
*Response to third party legal demands after publication/launch/distribution
These might include:
*advising on copyright, trademark, and data collection issues to know when you may need a lawyer or may need to change your approach at the concept state to comply with these laws
*reviewing a documentary film for fair use or software for proper crediting of open licenses
*assisting with licensing requests / distribution contracts or bogus cease and desist letters.