The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Whenever an author posts anything on the Internet, he or she should reasonably expect that it will be read, downloaded, printed out, forwarded, and even used as the basis for other works to some degree. So, just by posting, an author impliedly grants a limited license to use her work in this manner.
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CopyrightIt is a legal concept, enacted bymost governments, giving thecreator exclusive rights to it.Gives the copyright holder theright to be credited for the work,to determine who may adapt thework to other forms, who mayperform the work, who mayfinancially benefit from it.
Your rights as a copyright owner Right to make copies Prepare derivative works Publicly distribute Display and perform the work In the case of digital sound recordings, to perform the works over a digital network.
What you need to know aboutcopyright protection… Many people assume that everything posted on the Internet is public domain, probably because our law used to protect published works only if they displayed the proper copyright notice upon publication. The law, however, has changed: neither publication nor a notice of any kind is required to protect works today.
The factsSimply putting the pen to thepaper or in the electronic medium,putting the fingers to the save keycreates a copyrighted work. Onceexpression is committed to atangible medium (and computermedia is considered tangible),copyright protection is automatic.So, postings of all kinds areprotected the same as publishedprinted works.
Liability for posting infringing works The proliferation of RIAA lawsuits against individuals for peer-to-peer file-sharing make clear that individuals can be liable for their own actions when they copy and distribute others copyrighted works without permission.
Implied and express licenses to useInternet materials You can easily give your works an express license by attaching a Creative Commons license to the materials you post on your Website, or upload to other sites. Its easy and it sends the message that you want your materials to be part of the flow of creativity.
Creative Commons licenses• Every Creative Commonslicense works around theworld and lasts as long asapplicable copyright lasts.• These common featuresserve as the baseline, on topof which licensors canchoose to grant additionalpermissions when decidinghow they want their work tobe used.
Fair use Fair use is the right, in somecircumstances, to quote copyrightedmaterial without asking permission orpaying for it.
Getting permission Assuming the work you wish to use is protected, the work has not been licensed for your use online, and your use is not a fair use or otherwise exempt from liability for infringement, you need permission. Check the Copyright Clearance Center("CCC") first. If the work you want to use is registered with the CCC, you can get permission instantly for most materials. If your institution subscribes to the academic license and your work is covered, you dont have to do anything -- your use is covered.
Orphan Works and Public DomainOrphan Works Public Domain books, records, images, if a work is published without compositions, manuscripts, proper notice (name of publisher movies, screenplays, painting and date) during certain time and drawings, in short, any work frames (1923-1989), it becomes protected by copyright whose part of the public domain. If it is owner cannot be determined or not published, or if it is located or who does not respond published after 1989 without when contacted. indication of the author is, its protection is automatic and lasts for the life of the author plus (and longer in some countries).
Conclusion When you use others’ creative expressions, set time aside to understand copyrights and licenses rules that are linked to their original creation.