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Copyright Law

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Parent Category: Intellectual Property
The rights assigned to the creator of an original work, for a certain time period, in which its publication, distribution and adaptation are protected.
Assignment of Intellectual Property It is a transfer of ownership of intellectual property rights from one entity to another, often required to be written and signed. Assignable intellectual property rights include, among other things: copyright, patent or trademark registration or a pending patent …
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According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office: A Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of 'original works of authorship' including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. The 1976 Copyright Act gen…
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Assuming the material was created and first published after 1977, it would be 70 years for works authored by a person, 95 years after publication for corporate works and 120 years from creation of a corporate work, if that would be earlier than 95 years after publication. For works prior to that, t…
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Web Page CopyrightsHere are several opinions and answers from Wiki ers:Generally speaking, yes, even if you don't see a copyright notice. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, "The original authorship appearing on a website may be protected by copyright. This includes writings, artwork, photograph…
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Registering a Copyright OnlineYes, you can. Go to this website: http://www.copyright.gov/forms/ which is the Electronic Copyright Office.
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Copyrighting Another's Work Yes, but only if it has been contractually assigned to you or you inherited it. According to the U.S. Copyright Office: Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the prop…
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Under the laws of more than 160 countries, copyright is granted automatically to the author upon the event of recording a creative work of expression in a tangible form, be it paint on canvas, pixels in a digital camera, or pencil on paper. Under USA law, since 1989 there have been no "formalities"…
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Cost of Registering a Copyright, 2006 Here are the published filing fees of the U.S. Copyright Office as of 2006. These are subject to change, and also note that private companies or Web sites might do the registration for you for an additional fee. To enforce a copyright in a different country, …
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TM vs. SM vs. ® vs. © Copyright © laws protect ownership of things like music, writing, artwork, photographs, and other "original works of authorship." Copyright protection is automatic and may last for over 100 years. However, not everything can be copyrighted, and some copyrights expired prior …
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Works are protected by copyright as soon as they are "fixed." If you wish to register a work with the copyright office, you may do so.
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Both actions are illegal duplication of the recording. The reason rightsholders get more upset with downloading than with recording off the radio is that the file resulting from a download is much easier to further copy and distribute. It must not be illegal. It must simply be free. I challenge any…
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Any reproduction of copyrighted work constitutes an act of copyright infringement. While there are many softwares available for you to decrypt and copy the DVD while you have it rented, this is not part of the agreement between you the renter, and the "video store" The rights that the video store …
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Answer Go to the team web site and send an e-mail attention the Purchasing Department. Be prepared to supply complete details about your company, including such things as a credit history, the names of the officers, where you are incorporated, at least two bank refferences, and at least three bu…
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Answer yes it is and it is also piracy. Lets say you were a singer and you made music for a living. You did pretty well as a singer but all of a sudden you are not doing so well because of your music sales. Then you lose money because you only make a percentage of your record sales. Wouldn't you …
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You own the copyright on material you create until you sell it to someone else.Assuming you own the copyright before you post it, you still own it after you post it. Unfortunately, the public does not universally respect the copyright of online information, and you may find people try to copy it or …
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The sale of a copyright results in an "assignment" of the intellectual property rights embodied in the copyright, not to mention the power to enforce those rights. This may vary, depending upon what country you're in, the type of material copyrighted (literature, sound recordings, sculpture, etc), a…
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Answer Legally, none, not one little bit. Answer Yes, technically, none. Or at least none of the copyrighted parts (new creative works). But the copyright owner still has the burden of proof on a number of issues, so a relatively minor infringement isn't going to justify calling out the bus-l…
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Publishing companies now have all the resources to publish children's books with the same productivity and efficacy as that of regular black and white books. Considering the fact that most children's book are in full color, you should choose a publishing company whose book's are of the highest quali…
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Save your money! It doesn't work and it's just another money grabbing cheap way of giving false hope to people who want to have curves and lose fat in the right places. A good exercise regime and a trip to your gym will help get that tummy flat and curves happening. Watch what you eat, but eat wel…
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Registration is not required for protection, and is not available in some countries. For US registration information, see the link below.
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That depends Was it original material? If the singer wrote the tune and or the lyrics, he's the copyright holder, unless he sold it or transferred it somehow. Publishing the tunes without the author's permission is illegal. If they were cover tunes, then whoever published the CD is on the hook…
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It's fair use If you already own a copy of the song, then copying it from a digital file to CD is not a problem. Copying from vinyl to tape or from tape to some other medium or from a hard drive, which can fail, to a CD or DVD, which is durable and serves as a backup, is considered fair use. …
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Hi, If you are a limited company you could log on to companies house web site. Not sure what country you are in but if you are in the UK the site is www.companieshouse.co.UK
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The answer depends on whether you mean sheet music or recorded music; they each have their own copyright and expiration. One may expire without affecting the other. More than likely, yes. In general a US copyright is valid for the life of the holder plus 70 years, or 95 years from publication, if do…
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The copyright for any work protected under the current US Copyright Law will last for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years. If the author transfers ownership or their identity is unknown the copyright will expire 95 years after publication or 120 years after creation, whichever is shor…
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Patent Law It has been stated that you should: "write it all done seal in a envelope and send it in the mail certified to yourself. that way once you get the product made you have dated proof that the idea was yours and no one can steal your idea. also that way if it takes a long time to get th…
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Yes; regardless of the status of the product or business name, using it in a generic sense weakens and devalues the mark. If every transparent tape is Scotch tape, why bother paying the extra 20 cents or so for the "brand name" version?
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NO. LimeWire Pro means you are paying for the media that you download. So that means it is not illegal. This is because you are technically BUYING the media that you want at home instead of going to the store.If you have NOT paid for LimeWire, however, then it IS illegal. You are stealing the media.…
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Only if you take some of their ideas and re-phrase them. You cannot copy exactly what they have. Copyrights are seldom worth the trouble. I was shocked to learn that others can still steal your ideas as far as becoming an author or selling your paintings (they can copy them with just one or two sma…
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Yes, of course. However, it is all about how you distribute, by any means, the copied work.To put it simply, you become a thief when you represent copied material as your own, sell it without authorization as a copy or otherwise diminish the value of the original work.This is a complex legal area, b…
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Yes it is possible, you just need to make a sketch and describe your idea then hand the form to the patent office, a lot of patents now are only ideas.
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If you don't have sheet music or liner notes to refer to, the most likely source is the performing rights organizations linked below.
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March Madness is where NCAA basketball teams have a single elimination tournament to crown the number one team.
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I have Florida in my bracket. Other possibilities could be Georgetown or Texas. im correcting this person it will be the Conneticut Huskies im also correcting these people and the winner is UNC all the way
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AnswerCopyright basically in simple form of words means you are not allowed to copy someone elses words, letters, photos/images/ pictures without their permission.
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It's hard to measure one country against another, because while one country may be strict about one abuse issue, it may not be in another. No one country has strict enough legislation in place to prevent all the issues animals are against today from happening. Thus, there honestly is no real answer…
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Answer Either you registered the idea under someone else's name OR more likely, they saw your idea and registered the copyright before you did. If this is the case, they are the owner of record until you can substantially prove in a court of civil law that you were the original creator. If you do…
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The vast majority of OTR would be protected, as sound recordings have especially convoluted copyright durations. According to the Hirtle chart (http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/public_domain/), no sound recordings will enter the public domain until 15 February 2067.
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In order for something to be protected by copyright, it must be "fixed." That is, it must be written down, recorded, physically formed, etc.
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Copyrights means you own the rights to your work. It's your choice whether someone can make copies of it, display it for people to see, publish it, or perform it in a show. No one can do any of those things without your permission. The legal protection given to ideas, inventions, or processes th…
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It isn't necessary to take any action for a work to be protected. Copyright protection is automatic, as soon as work of sufficient originality is "fixed in a tangible medium, perceptible to human eye, machine reader or other device". If you wish to formally register a copyright, contact the copyri…
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Most research can be done by Library of Congress staff, for a fee.
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Intellectual property boundaries are set in a number of ways. First no intellectual property can be protected forever. It either has a fixed term (copyright/patent) or must be renewed regularly (trademark). Additional limits are set by exceptions to existing law allowing intellectual property to…
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Gandhi broke the unjust "salt laws".Gandhi believed in respect for all humans.the salt laws for one.
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Copyright protects...."Copyright gives the creators of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works, sound recordings, broadcasts, films and typographical arrangement of published editions, rights to control the ways in which their material may be used.The rights cover; broadcast and public performan…
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Just a little company by the name of Universal Pictures If you are looking for stock-and-amateur licensing rights to Wicked, they are not available yet. They are usually not released until after the original Broadway production has closed. Wicked won't be closing anytime soon, so unfortunately yo…
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The best resource for determining copyright term is the Hirtle chart, maintained at Cornell. http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/public_domain/ Another source is the Copyright Office. http://www.copyright.gov At the copyright office page, click on "search copyright information," then click …
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Answer Data base is a list of information given with details as needed. It can also generate and distribute to users some tables and graphs. It can be password and access level protected. Answer Entering information and numbers, and the calculations of those numbers.
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Answer Either the author themselves or their publishing company. If the quote was written BEFORE December 31, 1922 it is considered public domain and you are free to use it without permission. Pay careful attention to all other dates and be sure to get permission to print in writing! Copyrig…
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LOOK DOWN FOR RELATED LINKS! The King James Bible. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1911 edition. All U.S. government works: USGS maps, GPO publications produced by government employees, etc.
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For most uses, you would just need to license it from the rightsholder, rather than buy the copyright. Production company information is available on IMDB.
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Copyright protection is actually an "umbrella term" It refers to a series of rights granted to the author of an original work that determines how he/she can control who and under what circumstances the work can be used. Specifically copyright law allows the author to control, distribution, duplicat…
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Answer Copyright law does not protect a business name. However, you might want to register a trademark on the name/brand. This can be done at a federal or U.S. state level. In the USA your brand is protected from infringement as soon as you first use it in commerce in association with your goods …
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Bear in mind that it isn't necessary to take any action for a work to be protected. Copyright protection is automatic, as soon as work of sufficient originality is "fixed in a tangible medium, perceptible to human eye, machine reader or other device". If you wish to formally register a copyright, …
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Copyright law exists in one form or another in virtually every country. The exceptions include Vanuatu, Afghanistan, Somalia, Turkmenistan, São Tomé and Príncipe, San Marino, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Laos, Eritrea, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Aruba, and Anguilla.
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Certain extreme examples of infringement carry a jail term.
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Legal recordings used in a classroom environment should not require additional licensing, but music used in public performance may require permission from the copyright holder if the venue is not already licensed.
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Some of them are. Go to commons.wikimedia.org.
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Answer The reproduction or use of someone else's copyright material without permission or license. Copyright infringement is the unauthorized or prohibited use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright holder's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted…
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on a video at this website www.redtube.com
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When the states make there own laws for just that state
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Unless you can justify the changes and subsequent posting as "fair use" you would need to contact the licensing department at the applicable rights holder. Due to corporate mergers and splits current IP rights for Mighty Mouse are split between three companies. CBS Operations holds the character t…
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Under current copyright laws in Ghana (revised 2005) an infringement of copyright occurs when any of the following rights are violated. (a) the reproduction of a copyrighted work in any manner or form, (b) the translation, adaptation, arrangement or any other transformation of the work, (c) pub…
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a painter
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Phrases and words cannot be protected by copyright, but if used in commerce, they can be registered as trademarks.
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Contact the copyright holder in writing to ask permission. Be specific about the clips you want to use, and their total duration.
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The online Copyright Catalog gives only three titles: Let Them Say, Race don't have to be a barrier, and a collection of song lyrics. Pre-1978 works would only have paper records, and registration is not required for protection.
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Answer I've heard bittorrent is pretty fast. Don't know personally, though. limewire can though be a better option.
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Yes John Steinbeck's book The Long Valley is in the public domain. The book the Long Valley was written in 1938.
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Rights may be held by one or more production companies, rather than the network. Contact all rightsholders in writing, and be as specific as possible about your proposed use.
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The design of the item is copyrighted, meaning you can't manufacture a product that looks like the original (a knock-off), or is so similar it's obviously derived from the original. The silverplate is pretty much irrelevant, unless it is a unique factor of the design, which is unlikely. Silver plat…
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Yes it, in all likelihood it is an infringement of copyright. Whether or not a copyright symbol is displayed has no bearing on the materials copyright status. Since the law was amended in 1989 it has not been required to have a copyright notice in evidence to maintain protection.
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IP Issues Yes, please see the Related Links for "Copyrights on Answers.com" to the bottom for the answer.
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Nothing. All creative works in the US are automatically copyrighted when first physically made. There are fees to REGISTER a copyright, but registration is needed only if you anticipate a likelihood of commercial use. The "mail it to yourself" idea suggested by a couple of other posters is someti…
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Register a Copyrighted Work From: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-register.html#register How do I register my copyright? To register a work, submit a completed application form, a nonrefundable filing fee of $45, and a nonreturnable copy or copies of the work to be registered. See C…
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Since the Ukranian Bell Carol was performed in the US prior to 1923, it should be in the public domain. However, certain arrangements of it may still be protected, for example the common English SATB setting by Peter Wilhousky, or David Foster's recent "new age" version, among many others. Sound rec…
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Yes, particularly if the rightsholder feels the act was "prejudicial to his honor or reputation." Account of profits may cover the actual loss of income, while the additional damages address the moral rights.
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Contact the copyright holder or print rights administrator.
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Answer No. The copyright laws were not invented at that time. Which is why everyone prints the Mona Lisa on Birthday cards, postcards and sings songs about it. The song "Mona Lisa by Tony Bennett" has a copyright on it. Because Bennett wrote and performed it and made it famous. However, just …
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As long as you do not make money on the pattern...that is, sell the pattern as your own. If you make the pattern for sale, you must acknowledge the pattern maker. But if you give away the product of the pattern (as your question seems to say), then you may make copies for the organization. The abov…
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Works of sufficient originality are automatically protected by copyright as soon as they are fixed in a tangible medium. There may be policies to cover whether students and faculty retain rights to their works, or if they transfer to the institution. As far as "academic information" goes, facts can…
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They won't; copyright has nothing to do with that.
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There is no list unless someone is keeping track of them by themselves.
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You can find a listing of links to all of Joseph Mary Plunkett's poetry at the site in the related link below. http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/9/99/Joseph_Mary_Plunkett.jpg
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If you are making a legal "back up" copy of a copyright protected DVD that you own you will have to contact the manufacturer/rights holder. Deliberately bypassing technology put in place to protect copyrighted material is illegal under terms of Section 1201 (Circumvention of copyright protection sy…
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You can be fined for violatoin. You can also have a criminal record.
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No, there is no copyright on anything that old. In addition, the mere ownership of a copy of something (including the original art "copy") has no bearing upon the ownership of the copyright. Copyright ownership is derived exclusively from authorship. This raises interesting questions when a painter…
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yes, some are. There are weavers who have created designs specific to their rugs, and therefore have trademarks as well as signatures. A signature does not mean that the design is the weavers, but a trademark does.
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In the United States, any work published before 1923 is in the public domain (= not under copyright). For more information, see the detailed chart on the duration of copyrights in the U.S. at http:/www.copyright.cornell.edu/public_domain .
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Copyrights are rarely bought and sold; the majority of agreements involve licenses, usually non-exclusive, which would mean the creator would be able to derive an income from the work. For example, say you've taken a photo that becomes very popular. If you sell the copyright to someone, say, Getty,…
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It isn't necessary to take any action for a work to be protected by copyright. Copyright protection is automatic, as soon as work of sufficient originality is "fixed in a tangible medium, perceptible to human eye, machine reader or other device". If you wish to formally register a copyright, conta…
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It depends which side of the equation you're on: someone making money from copyright, or someone paying for a license.
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ANSWER Here is a dictionary entry for plagiarize (Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, CD ROM v.3.0, copyright Merriam-Webster 2003). [Notice the documentation of the source and the quotation marks around the words copied from the dictionary.]: "transitive verb: to steal and pass of…
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A copyright is a legal claim to the right to copy (reproduce and publish) a work. A statement of copyright is a statement of the author's or creator's intent to be protected under international copyright law. To qualify for copyright protection, a work must be original, and the copyright is for a se…
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Hope this helps a bit?No... There is definitely a higher power but we are only a humble species which are only in control of this planet at present...In medical circles doctor's still don't know at which point the spark of human life begins after the sperm has fertilised the egg... I believe as a s…
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Ethnic designs are designs that are made by different cultures or a group of people that are classified as belonging to that specific group. Ethic designs can include clothing and art.
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If the picture is protected by copyright, you will need permission from the copyright owner. Sometimes that permission will be in the form of a Creative Commons license, which allows various types of usage without any additional permission.Other works may be in the public domain, for example if they…
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