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    Copyright Copyright Presentation Transcript

    • Copyright Questions about Copyright? By: Francisco Alejo 2012
    • What is copyright?
      • Copyright is a protection given in the U.S. Constitution.
      • It is granted by law for Original Works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
      • Copyright laws covers both published and unpublished works.
    • What does copyright protect?
      • Original Works of authorship
        • Literary
        • Dramatic
        • Musical
        • Artistic
        • Examples include: (Poetry, novels, songs, computer software, and architecture.)
    • When is my work protected?
      • The work is protected under the copyright the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form.
      • Remember:
      • Ideas are not protected by copyright.
    • What Does Copyright Give Rights Holders?
      • Right to reproduce the work.
      • Right to prepare derivative works.
      • Right to distribute copies for sale.
      • Right to perform AV works publicly.
      • Right to display musical and artistic works publicly.
    • How Long Does Copyright Last?
      • A copyright last for life plus 70 years for individuals for anything on or after 1978.
      • A copyright lasts for 95 years for corporate authors after publication for anything on or after 1978. (It is 120 years after creation if not published.)
      • Works published before 1978 and after 1923 are protected for 95 years.
    • What is Fair Use?
      • Use of material for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
      • Limitations apply. This includes consideration of the purpose, nature, amount and substantiality, and the effect of the use on potential value of work.
    • More Fair Use
      • You can use excerpts from a book to write a review of it. However, you can’t reproduce whole chapters of the book for reviewing purposes without permission.
      • A class dealing with film studies can screen a movie without payment for study purposes. However, no admission can be charged and only students in the class can attend the screening.
      • Difficult area that can get people in trouble. Consult an attorney if you are in doubt…
    • Resources
      • http://www.copyright.gov/
      • The Library of Congress