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Copyright Assistant, Yahoo

This position will be part of the Copyright and Media Law team at Yahoo, a close knit group that partners with our editorial, marketing, and business teams to help them achieve their goals while avoiding legal risk. We advise on copyright, defamation, publicity rights, marketing, and other issues across all of our brands.

A little bit about you:

In this position, the Copyright Assistant will perform a variety of critical support and administrative tasks while working in a collaborative team environment with intellectual property professionals. Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with intake of copyright and media law matters
    • Process third party notices including capturing screenshots of content in response to third party notices 
    • Create and maintain files of correspondence and screenshots within document management system
    • Input and maintain updated information on matters (e.g., claimant info, deadlines)
    • Review and handle DMCA and other notices 
  • Assist with intellectual property enforcement matters
    • Conduct thorough reviews of allegedly infringing third party websites, summarize research findings, prepare recommendations and draft takedown notices 
    • Investigate various resources for ownership and contact information to send takedown notices 
    • Input and maintain updated data on enforcement matters (e.g., third party site info, summary of findings, status)
    • Prepare and send takedown notices to infringing websites, monitor websites and follow-up and/or escalate as needed 
    • Communicate final results of IP enforcement to internal stakeholders
  • Handle standard Permissions requests for use of Yahoo’s original/owned content
    • Monitor a dedicated Permissions email inbox
    • Prepare standard permissions agreements and customize agreements where needed
    • Communicate with internal stakeholders to verify copyright ownership information and gather terms and/or restrictions for content use (e.g., attribution, territory, format)
    • Communicate with licensing agency on some requests 
    • Assist Paralegal Managers with higher profile requests as needed. 
  • Miscellaneous other projects as needed to support the Copyright & Media Law team

Qualities and skills you have:

  • 2+ years of relevant copyright experience
  • 1+ years of administrative experience
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to interact with colleagues and clients across the business
  • Able to work independently as well as closely and collaboratively with a team that is primarily remote and located in various offices
  • Flexibility to adapt to business needs, and a proactive approach 

Other preferred skills include:

  • Prior experience in or a general understanding of the copyright landscape and intellectual property rights
  • Prior experience using rights-related content management systems and/or intake ticketing software

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