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Copyright

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Clint Kubala

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Transcript of Copyright


Anything published before 1923
90% of works published from 1923- Jan. 1964 are not copy righted.
US Federal Government Published Documents are public domain unless marked otherwise.
Great Public Domain resources include:
Petrucci
Europeana
Internet Archive
Wikimedia Commons
Library of Congress
Flickr: The Commons
Wikisource
Project Gutenberg
Open Images
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Works in the Public Domain

How can you bring copyright infringement charges against someone or an organization?
What is infringement?
"Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner."


Poll Everywhere
What doesn't copyright protect?
facts
ideas
systems
methods of operation

However, it may protect the way these things are expressed.
Public Domain
Oxford Dictionaries defines this as:

"the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright"
What does copyright protect?
Original works of authorship including:
literary works
dramatic works
musical works
artistic works
Examples include poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.
C opyright
A work becomes copyrighted when it is fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
As of March 1, 1989 works do not require a copyright notice (© or the word copyright, the author´s name and the year of publication)
Copyright registration is also no longer required, but it is smart to affix a copyright notice to works so that the owner is easily identified
Examples of Public Domain:
The Holy Bible
Works of Shakespeare and Beethoven
The Mona Lisa Smile
Most of the early silent films


http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/jcBqeKauH5MECrz

Samantha C.
Casie R.
Whitini R.
Clint K.
http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html
http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html
Bibliography
http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-protect.html
www.unc.edu/~unclg/public-htm
https://www.lib.purdue.edu/uco/CopyrightBasics/basics.html
http://www.copyright.gov
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/public-domain?q=public+domain
http://publicdomainreview.org/guide-to-finding-interesting-public-domain-works-online/
What to do first?
Register to with the Copyright office. A registration is a prerequisite for U.S. authors seeking to initiate a suit for copyright infringement in federal district court.
Who enforces the copyright laws?
The Copyright office is not responsible for enforcing their laws.
It is a civil matter and the owner must pursue in federal court.
Who can help you?
The Copyright office cannot recommend an attorney, but your local bar association may be able to.
There also are organizations who may help you such as Volunteer Lawyers to the Arts. They offer discounted and even free legal advise to those pursuing copyright infringement.
Even local law schools may help represent you through their clinical programs for their students.
How & When Does a Work Become Copyrighted?
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