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Progress report from the New Media Rights team!

Project Update

We have connected with and advised a number of projects that use alternative forms of web monetization. The web monetization community has been critical to connecting folks to our legal services. We have worked on 7 different matters so far.

Progress on objectives

Our proposal was to serve as a support to creatives and innovators experimenting with web monetization, and so far, we have steadily been accomplishing that. We expected to put in at least 200 hours of legal services, and we are well on our way at 142.5 hours. Clients have ranged from startup and smaller web services, to software developers, to filmmakers and other creatives. These individuals and organizations need exactly the kind of intellectual property, open licensing, contract drafting, and privacy legal work that is our specialty, along with other legal services.

Key activities

Our activities have ranged from brief 1-3 hour consultations, to extensive service engagements that last for months.

Communications and marketing

We made an early post on the web monetization community detailing the services we provide and how to request the services.

Due to attorney confidentiality, we aren’t able to share details of specific representations online, but we have been hearing from a number of grantees and individuals that need a variety of legal services for their web monetization related project.

What’s next?

We will continue to provide legal services on additional matters throughout the life cycle of the grant. There is certainly a demand for these services and we’re excited to be supporting alternative web monetization models.

What community support would benefit your project?

We’re open to consult with any web monetization-related projects. The biggest assistance we could get from folks is to send projects that need legal services to our legal services request form at this link.

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