|Welcome to "Copy
Right, Copy Sense."
I've provided several
articles about copyright to explain various aspects of
copyright. They include "My
Copyright Infringement" and "My
Copyright was Infringed!" A link to the
articles page is at the top of every page in this copyright
topics provide explanations of a number of important copyright
related topics. In some instances, links are provided within
articles to applicable topic pages.
On the left side of every page are useful copyright related
references. They include the rulings in several key
copyright related court cases. A linked index is provided to
the United States House of Representatives pages for the United
States Code related to copyright.
The purpose of this site is to provide information in one
location that others can use to help them learn about copyright.
It is my hope that others will find this site useful.
Please feel free to link to any page of the site and , if you find
it useful, please recommend it to others.
Labor - no protection
Rights - exclusive rights
Civil or Criminal - what kind of punishment for
Compilations - what's required for a compilation to
Constitutionally - the basis for United States
Copyright Facts - 20 specific copyright related
Copyright Notice - Is it Really
Duration - how long copyright lasts from original
date (or "when does it expire")
Electronic Mail - Is e-mail copyrighted?
Fair Use - use of copyrighted material without
Fair Use and the DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright
Act... does "fair use" apply?
Foreign Works - copyright for works from other
From Creation -
when copyright starts
Inadvertent Infringement - ignorance of the
copyright laws may not be a defense
Infringement - what it is and what is required
to make a claim of infringement
Infringement Remedies - what infringement can get ya
Licenses and Notices - how they may relate to
Not Everything Protected - copyright limited to
specific aspects of a work
Originality - a
requirement for copyright
Ownership - who owns the copyright?
Permissions - a way around infringement
Plagiarism - relationship to copyright
Pre-planning - example of use of copyrighted
Public Domain - what is it really?
Purpose of Copyright - promotion of progress
Really Copyrighted? - some copyrightable material
U.S. Government Works - U.S.
Government works are automatically in the public domain
- what can be
Who Owns the Law?
- you might be
Work Place Training
copyright issues in a training environment
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