Anyone who works in the business world is likely aware of the importance contracts play in a company's success. In addition to being used to broker the sale or purchase of goods, they also can be used where services are concerned. In the case of certain business positions, contracts are put in place that outline where and when a worker can start a job with a competitor. These contracts are known as non-competes.
For years, copyright laws in the United States have allowed residents of New York and beyond who have created things, to protect and be compensated for their creative works. As technologies change and the way creative works are shared has simplified, most would agree the current copyright laws have not kept up. Recognizing there is a problem, the individual at the helm of the US Copyright Office recently requested that Congress take a stab at addressing the matter.