What is music Copyright <ul><li>The exclusive right to publish and sell artistic Work, enforced by the government . </li></ul>
Types of artistic work <ul><li>Poems , theses , plays , other literary works , movies , dances , musical compositions , audio recordings , paintings , drawings , sculptures , photographs , software , radio and television broadcasts would all fall under the copyright laws. </li></ul>
What’s the point of copyrighting? <ul><li>To give credit to the artist and to promote the progress of Science and useful arts. </li></ul>
Going against the Copyright <ul><li>Taking copyrighted work and either selling it physically in a CD or DVD is illegal </li></ul><ul><li>Lately a more popular form of this is downloading online. </li></ul>
How to I copyright my work? <ul><li>In all countries where the Berne Convention standards apply, copyright is automatic, and need not be obtained through official registration with any government office </li></ul><ul><li>Your work has to meet a standard of originality </li></ul>
Duration <ul><li>In most of the world, including Canada, the default length of copyright is the life of the author plus either 50 or 70 years. </li></ul><ul><li>But it might change depending on the type of artistic work and whether the work was created by an individual or a corporation. </li></ul>
Legal issues in File sharing <ul><li>Peer to peer ("P2P") technology allows people worldwide to share files and data; however some of the data shared is subject to copyright </li></ul>
File Sharing in Canada <ul><li>Canada does not explicitly condone piracy. However, the federal police do not actively search for copiers that do not make profits from their illicit activities. </li></ul>
Bibliography <ul><li>"Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . 27 Apr. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention_for_the_Protection_of_Literary_and_Artistic_Works>. </li></ul><ul><li>"Copyright - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . 27 Apr. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright </li></ul>
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