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Basic Copyright and Intellectual Property Law

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Marie Smith

on 7 March 2015

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Transcript of Basic Copyright and Intellectual Property Law

Copyright Law
Original works of authorship

reproduce the work in copies

prepare derivative works

distribute copies

display publicly

perform publicly
Who can claim copyright?
The author, at the time the work is created
1. Work made for hire by
employee in the scope of employment
2. Work specially ordered or produced for use as
contribution to a collective work
part of a motion picture or audiovisual work
a translation
a supplementary work
a compilation
an instructional text
a test
answer material for a test
an atlas

What works are protected?
Literary works
Music including words
Dramatic works including music
Pantomimes and choreographs
Pictorial, graphic and sculptural works
Motion pictures and audio works
Sound recordings
Audiovisual works
What works are not protected?
works not in tangible form

titles, names, short phrases, slogans, familiar symbols or designs, variations on typographical orgamentation, lettering or coloring, listing of ingredients or contents

ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, principles, discoveries or devices

common property with no original authorship
Digital Media
It is a violation of the law to:
upload or download digital media

whether intentionally or unintentionally

without the permission of the copyright owner

Penalties for violation are:
statutory damages up to $30,000 for each work infringed

If intentional violation is proved up to $150,000 for each work infringed

Possible additional liability for owner's attorney's fees
Copyright Law
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