Sheppard Mullin’s Intellectual Property Law Blog (another LexBlog creation) has an excellent post on The Top Ten Ways Copyright Law Can Mess Up Your Transaction. The post will go a long way towards keeping any company or individual out of the Northern District for copyright infringement issues. But it does not address one of the biggest copyright dangers — not addressing the use of potentially copyrighted materials within an organization. Every modern business relies upon information, often that information is gathered from copyrighted sources, for example the internet, television, books or newsletters and magazines. It is important to educate your employees to respect the copyrights covering their information sources and to set up corporate policies to make it clear that the company respects copyrights. The fix for this problem is inexpensive and quick, but it can head off very expensive mistakes — statutory damages for copyright infringement can be astronomical.