Fair use is primarily designed to allow the use of the copyright protected work for commentary, parody, news reporting, research and education. However, fair use is not an exception to copyright compliance so much as it is a “legal defense.” That is, if you use a copyright protected work and the copyright owner claims copyright infringement, you may be able to assert a defense of fair use, which you would then have to prove.
However, noneof this applies to material from the modern era, such as net postings.Note that granting something to the public domain is a completeabandonment of all rights.
I suspect that many of these proposals are reallynothing more than a disguised attempt to further reduce author's rights,by weakening copyright law.
The fundamental purpose of copyright law is to provide an incentivefor authors to create expression, by recognizing that expression is akind of property.
A report predicted an estimated 16 percent of all US music sales, or 985 million dollars would be lost due to online piracy by 2002 (Foege, 2000; cited from McCourt & Burkart, 2003) Even though this claim has to be taken with caution, as it is based on false assumption that if copyright laws were strictly enforced, audio pirates would become buyers, it is apparent that audio piracy grew to a w...
Distributors remain deeply protective of the creative artworks protected under these laws, while users and community groups lobby for keeping the ability to use copyrighted art in fair use circumstances.
Napster was a music sharing software that was shut down because of copying and distributing unauthorized MP3 files that violated the United States and foreign copyright laws....
In July 2013, I stopped writing and revising legal essaysfor my professional website, as a result of the disrespect of my personal property by copyright infringers.
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first posted 27 Dec 1997, modified 12 Sep 2015
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So, what do you do? You want to prevent socialists from having a hand in the making of the laws. You want to keep them from entering the legislature. You will not succeed, I venture to predict, while within the legislature laws are passed in accordance with the principle of legal plunder. Your idea is too iniquitous, too absurd.
But even a dog distinguishes betweenhis Master's property and someone else's property.
To fight back against the many students, and some professors and attorneys, who haveviolated my copyrights, in January 2003 I began posting my new essays in Adobe , with both printing disabled and cut-and-paste disabled,to make it more difficult for other people to violate my copyrights.
Copyright infringement has had a personal effect on me.
This paper will cover what events have taken a big role in copyright protection for artist, the consequences if someone was to break the rules of a copyright which is called copyright infringement, and how will a copyright hold in the future....
Music has been around before anyone could obtain a copyright and when the invention of the computer came along it made it easier for someone to steal another artist's intellectual property with the help of the internet.
However, today copyright law is more often used to protect the rights of corporations from losing profit, if someone else creates a similar product or posts the original product online for the public to view without having to pay the copyright holder....
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The following Internet web pages may have useful information on interpretation of"fair use" in academic settings and other practical interpretations ofcopyright law.
However, any questions about the legal terms used on theapplication form (e.g., Was this a work for hire?), should be referred to an attorney who is licensedto practice in your state familiar with copyright law.
I registered 177 copyrights from May 1997 to Sep 2015.