Copyright is a form of protection given to authors/creators of original works. This property right can be sold or transferred to others.
Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship. › The Copyright Act of 1976 › Title 17 of the U.S. Code.
Copyright law assures ownership, which comes with several exclusive rights: › Make copies of the work › Distribute copies of the work › Perform the work publicly › Display the work publicly › Make derivative works
The law provides certain ways in which copyright works may be used without asking for permission › Fair use › Public domain › Library privilege › Copying for examinations and copying for instruction
Automatic Published and unpublished works
Literary works Dramatic works Musical works Artistic works
Not everything is protected by copyright law. › Facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation.
Copyright protects original works of authorship, while a patent protects inventions or discoveries. A trademark protects words, phrases, symbols, or designs identifying the source of the goods or services of one party and distinguishing them from others.
“Universal Access” to research, education and culture. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted on the network: copy, paste, edit source, and post to the Web. Provides a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. http://creativecommons.org/about
Under the Teach Act, the Copyright law provides educators with a separate set of rights in addition to fair use, to display and perform others´ works in the classroom. › Section 110(1) of the Copyright Act
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