Expert Author: Jim Wilson
Copyright protection is everywhere these days. It seems like whenever we browse a newspaper there is another blurb about it. Click on the radio and a famous actor or performer is discussing the importance of it. From Youtube and file sharing debates to film duplication, copyright is all over. In this article we will define copyright and at a high level, look at the reasons why anyone would copyright their creation and list work types that can be copyrighted.
Expert Author: Mike Bradbury
You've just gotten married, and are traveling the world with your new spouse on your honeymoon. A good friend who filmed the wedding and reception has just finished putting together the footage. He has posted it on YouTube so you both can relive your wedding day on your honeymoon.
Expert Author: Peter Woodhead
Copyright is a legal tool that provides the creator of a work the right to control how a work is used. US Copyright law is a Federal law which protects all kinds of works of authorship. This includes books, magazines, newspapers, and other writings. but can also include music, art, photographs, films/videos, computer software, maps, choreography, and architecture.
Expert Author: Michael LaRocca
I used to make this joke in my Advanced English Writing classes. I'd write on the board, "There are no new ideas" and attribute it to Plato, and then say in my lecture that he probably stole that quote. Are we allowed to do plagiarism humor in China? They forgot to comment on that in my contract.
Expert Author: John V. W. Howe
When you create original content, it is automatically copyrighted, but you should know about copyrights and how to specifically mark your work. Also, establishing the date of creation is very important.
Expert Author: Paul Thomas
Copyright is a type of intellectual property law, and it protects original works of authorship including dramatic, literary, artistic works and musical, and such as poetry, movies, novels, songs, computer software and architecture. Copyright does not protect ideas, facts, systems or methods of operation, though it may protect the way these things are expressed.
Expert Author: Pete Arkwright
There are two major international multilateral copyright conventions which operate in the global system. One is the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne) and the Universal Copyright Convention. Most European and Commonwealth countries belong to Berne, however up to recently the US only belonged to the Universal Copyright Convention. In 1989 the US acceded to the Berne Convention.
Expert Author: Pete Arkwright
Copyright is a key area of intellectual property law - it grants a right to prevent others from doing what the copyright owner has the exclusive right to do. IP is intangible property - that is to say that it is not physical property that can be touched. Intellectual property is a legal expression to cover such areas as copyright, design right, patents, trade marks, service marks goodwill and registered designs and is an area of ever-increasing importance to businesses of all sizes.
Expert Author: Sharon Housley
Determining protection can be complex. Fair use is often disputed, and it is difficult for legal scholars to understand, and even more difficult for publishers to decipher. When determining fair use there are a few questions that help determine whether a copyright violation has occurred.
Expert Author: Chad Criswell
Fact #1- The "Fair Use" part of the US Copyright Law says that in most cases you can allow your students to use copyrighted material such as songs, photos, and other media as long as the finished product is not going to be reproduced and distributed.
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