copyrights<br />AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC<br />8333 OLIVE BOULEVARD<br />ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63132<br />314-566-9294<br />© 20...
AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />COPYRIGHT IS THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO COPY A WORK.  IT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE IDEA ITSELF BUT...
AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />COPYRIGHTS PROTECT:<br />BOOKS, CATALOGS, SOFTWARE<br />MUSICAL WORKS AND ACCOMPANYING WOR...
AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />COPYRIGHT PROVIDES 6 RIGHTS<br />MAKE REPRODUCTIONS<br />CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS<br />DIST...
AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />HOW LONG DO COPYRIGHTS LAST?<br />LIFE OF THE AUTHOR PLUS 7O YEARS.<br />FOR ANONYMOUS WOR...
AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />PLACE COPYRIGHT NOTICE ON ALL DOCUMENTS: ” © 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERV...
AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />FAIR USE --COPYRIGHT LAWS ALLOW YOU TO COPY MATERIAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF<br />CRITICISM<br ...
AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />WHO OWNS THE WORK?<br />EMPLOYEE CREATES A WORK WITHIN THE SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT -- EMPLOYER...
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What is Copyright law?

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  • SINCE 1989 THE COPYRIGHT NOTICE IS NOT REQUIRED BUT IS GOOD TO PROVIDE A NOTICE FUNCTION.
  • What is Copyright law?

    1. 1. copyrights<br />AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC<br />8333 OLIVE BOULEVARD<br />ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63132<br />314-566-9294<br />© 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />
    2. 2. AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />COPYRIGHT IS THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO COPY A WORK. IT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE IDEA ITSELF BUT THE EXPRESSION OF THE IDEA.<br />DOES NOT PROTECT THE IDEA, PROCEDURE, PROCESS, METHOD OR CONCEPT. <br />PROTECTS THE IDEA THAT IS EXPRESSED.<br />A COPYRIGHT EXISTS THE MOMENT IT IS CREATED, WHICH IS WHEN THE WORK IS FIXED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A TANGIBLE MEDIUM OF EXPRESSION<br />© 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />
    3. 3. AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />COPYRIGHTS PROTECT:<br />BOOKS, CATALOGS, SOFTWARE<br />MUSICAL WORKS AND ACCOMPANYING WORDS<br />DRAMATIC WORKS AND ACCOMPANYING WORDS<br />CHOREOGRAPHIC WORK<br />PICTURES, PHOTOS, GRAPIC AND SCUPTURE<br />MOTION PICTURES AND OTHER AUDIOVISUAL WORKS<br />SOUND RECORDINGS<br />ARCHITECTURAL WORK<br />© 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />
    4. 4. AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />COPYRIGHT PROVIDES 6 RIGHTS<br />MAKE REPRODUCTIONS<br />CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS<br />DISTRIBUTE THE WORK<br />PERFORM IN PUBLIC<br /> DISPLAY<br />TRANSMIT THE WORK DIGITALLY<br />A COPYRIGHT IS INFRINGED BY THE UNAUTHORIZED EXERCISE OF ANY OF THESE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS <br />© 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />
    5. 5. AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />HOW LONG DO COPYRIGHTS LAST?<br />LIFE OF THE AUTHOR PLUS 7O YEARS.<br />FOR ANONYMOUS WORKS OR WORKS MADE FOR HIRE A COPYRIGHT EXISTS FOR THE SHORTER OF:<br />95 YEARS FROM THE FIRST PUBLICATION DATE OR<br />120 YEARS FROM CREATION.<br />© 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />
    6. 6. AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />PLACE COPYRIGHT NOTICE ON ALL DOCUMENTS: ” © 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.” <br />THE NOTICE DOES NOT ALLOW DAMAGES<br />REGISTER WITH COPYRIGHT OFFICE YOUR DOCUMENT (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS) TO GET DAMAGES.<br />REGISTRATION WITHIN 5 YEARS RAISES LEGAL PRESUMPTION OF OWNERSHIP AND VALIDITY OF THE COPYRIGHT.<br />REGISTRATION ALLOWS DAMAGES AND POSSIBLE ATTORNEY’S FEES.<br />© 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />
    7. 7. AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />FAIR USE --COPYRIGHT LAWS ALLOW YOU TO COPY MATERIAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF<br />CRITICISM<br />NEWS REPORTING<br />TEACHING<br />SCHOLARSHIP<br />RESEARCH<br />© 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />
    8. 8. AGRAWAL LAW FIRMCOPYRIGHTS<br />WHO OWNS THE WORK?<br />EMPLOYEE CREATES A WORK WITHIN THE SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT -- EMPLOYER IS THE AUTHOR<br />WORK FOR HIRE --WHEN A COMPANY OR A PERSON HIRES AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TO CREATE A WORK.<br />INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OWNS THE WORK. MUST HAVE AN AGREEMENT IN THE EMPLOMENT CONTRACT THAT THE WORK IS BEING CREATED FOR A “WORK FOR HIRE”. <br />OTHERWISE THE CONTRACTOR CAN COPY , USE, SELL, OR ASSIGN THE WORK TO SOMEONE ELSE.<br />CO-AUTHORS – EACH HAS THE RIGHT TO FREELY USE AND ASSIGN THE WORK, ABSENT AN AGREEMENT STATING OTHERWISE.<br />© 2010 AGRAWAL LAW FIRM, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.<br />

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