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Guide to Copyright Laws & Information

Copyright is a number of exclusive rights which belong to a writer or creator of an original piece of work, e. g. a book. The copyright protects the work from unauthorized copying, distribution and modifications for a predefined amount of time until it enters the public domain, at which point the work is free to use for anybody.

The copyright is an intellectual property right which applies to a wide range of subjects. The owner can license his protected work, grant permission to use it, or transfer the instinctual property as he may wish. Check out our articles on the subject matter below to find all details and valuable insight information.

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Latest Articles on Copyright Law
What Do You Think of the Protect IP Act?

The E-Parasite Act addresses the matter of protecting creative material on the Internet. The government wants to extend copyright laws to the point of violating our First Amendment...

What Types of Clipart Can You Use When Publishing Your Book?

Clipart can provide a great source of affordable illustrations for your self published book, but only if all applicable copyright laws are followed. Learn how to protect yourself from...

Ultimate Guide to Protecting Your Photography

Learn why it’s important to protect your digital photos and what methods are available. This guide will help you get started....

Protecting Your Brand: Copyright, Trademark or Both?

You know you need to protect your intellectual property. But how do you know what protection you need for the type of product you've created? Read this article and find out...

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    Well Known Cases of Copyright Infringement

    Copyright violations can take you to court, damaging your time, money, and reputation. This article lists some famous copyright infringement cases that shed light on copyrights and "fair use"....

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    Business Ethics on the Internet: Understanding Copyright Laws

    Downloading a song from the Internet is easy. Before downloading, pause and reflect whether it is any different than stealing from a physical store? This article discusses some Internet ethics and...

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    Who Can Claim a Copyright? Examples of What You Can Copyright

    A copyright protects original creative works, including but not limited to books, music, research papers, and publications, to keep them safe from intellectual property theft by others. Read on for more...

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    The Differences Between a Copyright and a Patent

    Do you know what the difference between a copyright and a patent? This article looks at what a copyright is, what a patent is, and how they differ. We also explain why you would want a copyright or...

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    Job Outlook for Music Production Majors

    Even though the job outlook for music production majors isn’t strong, your intense passion for music could make you opt for this field. It’s a wise move, as you should seek a career in which...

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What is Poor Man's Copyright?

The poor man's copyright is not actually a valid way of establishing copyright ownership when federal law is concerned. It does establish your ownership of the copyright, but if...

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Anyone involved in producing content online needs to understand Internet copyright laws. Copyright laws for the Internet basically just expand upon the existing framework for writing...