Expert Author: Melissa Gordon
Getting copyright for your own original work is something that is advised under the law, particularly if there is something about your work that makes it likely to be either copied or used for any purpose against your will. Being the creator of a piece of work is something that can provide both financial riches and personal kudos. If, however, you have not copyrighted this work, you will have problems trying to prove ownership further down the line.
Expert Author: Melissa Gordon
If you’re worried that someone will ‘steal’ your work and take credit for your effort, there’s a simply solution: copyrighting. Copyrighting online makes it easier than ever to be sure that your original piece is protected from plagiarism.
Expert Author: Gen Wright
The creators of Superman sold their copyright during the Great Depression for $130. Their heirs are now in the process of reclaiming that valuable copyright. Their tale is a graphic demonstration of the important copyright reversion rules under the Copyright Act. Under the Act, artists who sold their works many years ago are entitled to recover them, even if they signed contracts that said otherwise.
Expert Author: Johns Nesa
The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (The Act) runs to more than 330 pages so one must accept the risks of a brief overview. In essence it gives certain right to the creators of certain material. These rights limit the freedom of others to copy, adapt, distribute, communicate to the public by electronic means, rent or lend to the public, perform in public, distort and mutilate matter subject to copyright. There is an additional right in many cases for the copyright owner to be acknowledged.
Expert Author: Robert Melkonyan
One of the most long-drawn battles on copyright infringement that pitched pop diva Mariah Carey into a legal tussle came to a close today, on the September 26, 2007. This case had been ongoing for the last 1 year or so, with singer Rafael Chafir suing Mariah Carey for copying her song "Sexy", and refining some tunes to make her song, "It's like that!" Interesting to the naked eye and you would find the imbroglio even more intriguing when you get into the specifics!
Expert Author: Jamie Hanson
Creating a work of art, writing a book, or releasing a publication is not an easy task. By all means, everyone involved in such endeavors will do anything to protect them. The Copyright Law serves as a written shield to secure ownership of a publication or any other intellectual property.
Expert Author: Gihan Perera
The Internet landscape has changed when it comes to copyright. Previously, publishers would jealously guard their material, and could even send lawyers after you if you copied it without permission. But now Web 2.0 sites like YouTube encourage users to copy their material, so they get more exposure and more traffic.
Expert Author: Hani Masgidi
Copyrights piracy on the internet is the form of safety provided by laws of United States to authors of the "unique works of authorship" that includes dramatic, musical, literary, creative, and architectural with few other logical works.
Expert Author: Simarn Jit
Let us say that you have been working on your web site on the Internet for awhile and have built up a pretty nice little home business [or two, or more] - on the Information Highway. One day you open up your email...
Expert Author: J.P Boyce
Online work is as diverse as onsite work. Online work is demanding because the owner needs to work alone, be a self-starter, and be able to handle a lot of text material on a screen. The ephemerality of the web is another issue: many websites seem to disappear as soon as they spring up, and Silliman suggests the need for archiving online work is a problem that needs to be resolved. A key issue with online work is keeping it fresh, and not letting people forget about the space because out of sight, out of mind.
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