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Sun, 22 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400Getting 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.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400If youre worried that someone will steal your work and take credit for your effort, theres a simply solution: copyrighting. Copyrighting online makes it easier than ever to be sure that your original piece is protected from plagiarism.
Fri, 20 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500The 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.
Sun, 01 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500The 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.
Mon, 08 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500One 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!
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Creating 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.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400The 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.
Mon, 02 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400Copyrights 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.
Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400Let 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...
Wed, 30 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400Online 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.
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400Copyright 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.
Mon, 19 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400You'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.
Wed, 14 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Copyright 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.
Tue, 19 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500I 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.
Sat, 11 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500When 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.
Tue, 23 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Copyright 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.
Sat, 20 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400There 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.
Fri, 19 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Copyright 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.
Fri, 19 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Determining 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.
Wed, 08 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500Fact #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.
Sun, 05 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500If you've taken the necessary steps to register your copyrighted works, you inevitably will have an opportunity to royalties off of them. To take advantage of the opportunity, you will need to be familiar with copyright license agreements.
Sun, 05 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500The use of a copyright notice is no longer required under U. S. law, but you should still give notice whenever possible. Because prior law did contain such a requirement, however, the use of notice is still relevant to the copyright status of older works.
Sun, 05 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500Your web site has been up for a few months and you are making money hand over foot. While surfing sites one evening, you are shocked to find a competitor using your design. You find out your designer sold them the same design. They must be breaking the law, right? It all depends on whether you own the copyright to your web site design. Many site owners are shocked to find out they do not.