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FOIA and Copyright

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Molly Petitjean

on 27 February 2013

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Transcript of FOIA and Copyright

Where Did Copyright Come From? Art. 1, Sec. 8, Cl. 8 "Congress shall have the power... To promote the Progress of Science and the useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries" Authors = everyone who creates
Writings = anything created It Lasts How Long?!?! Life of the Author + 70 years = (c) Who Owns it After I Die? Thanks, Dad! What Can Be Copyrighted? Copyright, Trademark, Patent -
What's the Difference? Patent The science behind the product Trademark All about trade, commerce, and business Identifies a SOURCE Copyright All about creativity - artistic and literary expression Copyright Infringement or
Trademark Infringement? - It's important because of a brand's "good will"
- Consistency Protect It! Get to keep your patent forever, but ONLY if you protect it If you don't protect, it's considered ABANDONED How Do I Get a Copyright? 2 Requirements: Originality Fixed in a Tangible Medium Idea v. Expression Big Creativity + Little Effort = Copyright! Big Effort + Little Creativity = No Copyright! Rights of Copyright Holder 1. Reproduction
2. Derivative Works
3. Public Distribution
4. Public Performance
5. Public Display
6. Public Digital Performance of Sound Recording Test For Copyright Infringement 1. Valid copyright
2. Copying (need both a. and b.) a. Proof of copying OR proof Defendant had access to copyrighted material
b. Substantial similarity Copyright Infringement?
(You Be the Judge) BUT.... Limited ways to write a pop song Is this illegal? Welcome to China
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