Beware of Copyright Trolls — Marketing with Marshal and Meesha, Ep. 14


For many years, the internet was a wild west of creativity and also artistic liberties. People regularly hijacked source code, borrowed images, and repurposed music without asking permission or even notifying the original creator. Now that the internet has matured and has become a powerful economical people, intellectual property is more valuable than ever and many creators are hellbent on protecting their work.

Unfortunately, this can mean trouble for small business owners. Recently, we’ve seen small businesses getting notices from stock image companies and other asset creators that demand payments and threaten lawsuits. The worst part, is that these small businesses genuinely tried to do the right thing. They weren’t just taking images from Google. They hired developers and writers and trusted them to make the right professional decisions. And that’s where our story begins.

Listen to this episode to learn more about copyright law and how it could impact your business.

About the Hosts:
Marshal is a content marketer and founder of Carper Communications. Learn more about him and his work at
Meesha is a designer and founder of RedTree Web Design. Learn more about her and her work at

Song rights:
“Final Battle of the Dark Wizards” Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
2 Men Blues by Stefan Kartenberg (c) 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: Admiral Bob

Photo rights:

Photo by Erich Ferdinand used under Creative Commons license.

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