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How Do I Obtain Copyright?

If you're uncertain, it doesn't hurt to go ahead and get the copyright registered for your project anyway. It can certainly be helpful if you should ever need to use it when you go to court over copyright violations....More...

Definition of Copyright Legislation

A copyright is a form of legal protection that allows the author of an original work and his/her heirs to enforce exclusive rights over publication, distribution and adaptation for a certain period of time. Although copyright legislation differs from country to country, international treaties exist ...More...

How Copyright Protection Works

Copyright is a type of intellectual property law, and it protects original works of authorship including dramatic, literary, artistic works and musical, and such as poetry, movies, novels, songs, computer software and architecture....More...

Google & Copyright Theft

Most internet users are familiar with the term €Google Slap€ where Google accuses other parties of infringing its copyrights but this article tells you about Google being accused of intellectual theft- €Google Slapped€! Google is ... ...More...

Copyright Laws on Derivative Works

Protect your derivative work with a copyright.poids du capital image by rachid amrous-spleen from Fotolia.comThe 1976 Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code) was established to protect “original works of authorship” in both published and unpublished form. The law defines a......More...

How to File Copyright Application in India

Copyright is one of the forms of Intellectual Property. Under copyright, the creative works of literacy, artistic, musical and producers of cinematography films and sound recordings can be registered....More...

How to Pursue Copyright Infringement

Under United States copyright law, the legal or beneficial owner of any valid copyright is entitled to bring an action against any infringing party. Before bringing action, make sure that you actually hold the copyright in question and that your material is protected by common law copyright protecti...More...

How to Choose a Literary Agent

Do you want to choose a literary agent to publish your writings? If yes, then you need to be extra careful while selecting one. Literary agent would market your writing, deal with publishers and also keep a track of all the rights you possess for that published material....More...

When Is Music Sharing Illegal?

Sharing music through the Internet has become enormously popular around the world, especially on college campuses. Online piracy of music is defined as uploading a copyrighted sound recording to the Internet for others to download or downloading the uploaded music from a website or file-sharing netw...More...

Public Domain Pictures

Public Domain Pictures, also called "stock photography", are pictures that have no copyright and hence can be used by anyone for any purpose. It's important to note, however, that in order to use a public ... ...More...

How to Copyright Printed Materials

Copyright protects a creator's works from theft. "Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed" in identifiable permanent form, according to the U.S. Copyright Office. Nevertheless, many people register their work with the U.S. Copyright Office to establish a public rec...More...

Using Public Domain Content For Your Online Business

Let's establish that anything that is public domain is free, meaning that if you want it, you just take it. You don't have to pay for it and you don't have to tell anybody you took it. It's there for everybody to have. That's why it's called public domain....More...

For Profit Vs. Non-Profit Copyright Laws & Fair Use Issues

Historically, the fair use doctrine has entitled those with a legitimate purpose to reproduce portions of copyrighted works without being subject to copyright infringement action.The fair use doctrine has been widely used by non-profit organizations especially to protect their use of of copyright pr...More...

How do I File Copyrights in India?

Copyrights are automatically granted to the creator of any literary, artistic, musical or theatrical work as soon as an original work comes into existence but are not officially recorded until the author registers the work. Many individuals choose to register their copyrights for further protection,...More...

Why Should You Copyright Your Software?

Under U.S. copyright law, copyright protection attaches to an original work of authorship as soon as it is reduced to a tangible medium. Even typing out a collection of ones and zeros will protect your algorithm, for example. Nevertheless, the U.S. Copyright Office allows you to register your copyri...More...

Limits on Copyrighted Artwork

As soon as a piece of art is created, the copyright of the art belongs to the artist unless otherwise agreed. This copyright lasts as long as proof can be obtained, up to 70 years after the artist's death. The copyright covers just the original artwork, not the ideas within the artwork, and the copy...More...