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Intellectual Property Copyright

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  • October 26, 2012
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What is Copyright? Federal Law Governing Copyright Copyright is a form of protection provided by federal law that gives authors of “original works of authorship” certain exclusive rights in those works. Congress derives its power to regulate copyrights from...

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Copyright Notice and Protection

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  • October 25, 2012
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U.S. copyright laws give protection to authors and artists for “original works of authorship.” Such works include literary and dramatic works, music, choreography, paintings, sculpture, sound recordings, and movies. The copyright holder has the exclusive right to take certain...

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Fair Use and Other Exceptions to the Enforcement of Copyright Law

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  • October 24, 2012
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Exceptions to Enforcement of Copyright Law Copyright protection in the U.S. has existed since the formation of the Constitution, and coverage has continually been expanded to keep pace with new technology and other developments, such as copyrights for sound...

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The Changing Face of Fair Use

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  • October 23, 2012
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Fair use is a principle of copyright grounded in the idea that the public is entitled to use excerpts of copyrighted materials without permission in the publishing of commentary and criticism.  Absent such permission, copyright owners would be completely...

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