Originality is still required for copyright protection, regardless of the nature of the work.
Yes , all Warner Bros . cartoons are still under copyright protection .
Copyright protection gives creators the chance to ascribe value to (and perhaps derive income from) their creativity and hard work.
When registration was required for protection, the main purpose of the Copyright Office was to maintain records of registration. Now that protection is automatic, they still maintain records of formal registration, but a new role of the Copyright Office is to advise Congress on copyright issues, such as necessary updates and amendments to the law.
Yes; it will be protected for the life of the songwriters plus 70 years.
It happens all the time, and it usually isn't punished, regardless of the supposed consequences. Keep in mind that you're still not actually protected by copyright because it's not official, and if you steal someone else's work and label it with your own fake "copyright", you can still land in trouble. It's not uncommon to find a YouTube video of copyrighted work posted by someone else and with the uploader's supposed "copyright" attached to it. They're still in copyright trouble, but as you can tell, it's rarely enforced.
If you are the author, you automatically have copyright protection as soon as it is written. If you are not the author and wish to use the materials, you would not be buying the copyright; you would be seeking a license to use the materials in a specific way, and the author would still be the copyright holder.
There are three things you need to do. First you have to determine is the song is still under copyright protection. Second, if protected, you have to find out who the current copyright holder is. Third, you will need to contact the rights holder and request permission.
There are three things you need to do. First you have to determine if the music is still under copyright protection. Second, if protected, you have to find out who the current copyright holder is. Third, you will need to contact the rights holder and request permission.
Facts which are not considered common knowledge should be cited, regardless of copyright. Wikipedia articles, for example, should still be cited.
Because it was published prior to 1923, copyright protection in the play itself has expired, but new/annotated editions, performances, films, etc. may still be protected.
The Constitution does not specify: it just says "Congress." Copyright protection is now automatic, but formal registrations are still handled by the Copyright Office, which is part of the Library of Congress.
There is virtually no difference; term of protection is still based on the dates of the artist.
The original work remains in the public domain; copyright in the new work is not a renewal of the original protection: it is an entirely new copyright. For example, if I do a new translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, I control copyright over my translation, but the original texts are still in the public domain. If I record a performance of a Bach chorale, I control copyright over that recording, but the original work is still in the public domain.
no. Copyright protection does not cover names, titles, common words/phrases, etc etc. In some cases a name can be protected by trademark however.
No, Marvin Gay Sr. died in 1998.
Anything from a movie prior to 1923 or prior to 1964 and not properly renewed is in the public domain and can be used freely, without copyright restriction. Most other movies are still under copyright protection & you will have to seek permission from the rights holder.
Yes. Assuming, of course that the music in question is still under copyright protection. There is no legal distinction for what type of performance or whether any money changes hands. You still need to seek permission.
how can you tell if something is still under copyright law? who can be persecuted if a copyright law is broken? the copyright laws only protect works that? can facts be copyrighted?
Yes , Marvin and Rochelle are going out , they are even moving in together. :)
All photos, logos, images, etc. have automatic copyright protection under US law - a little 'c' with a circle around it is no longer necessary to retain copyright (some companies still do it as a matter of procedure).
Yes, You Are the Sunshine of My Life is still protected by copyright.
Yes but as with most legal questions, with qualifications. Prior to the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990, signed into law by then President Bush, only the original architectural designs & drawings were protected by copyright. No protection was afforded to the physical building itself. This was changed when the new law provided for copyright protection to be extended to "design embodied in the drawings or building as architectural work." Note that this does not give someone carte blanche on any/all buildings constructed prior to 1990 there are still trademark protections that may apply as well as trespass laws protection private property.
The Copyright Act 1994 is still in effect, although it was significantly updated by the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008. The duration of protection under the act varies slightly by the type of work, but is generally the life of the creator plus 50 years. See the link below for details.
Assuming the works are still under copyright or trademark protection (and haven't fallen into public domain) they would be controlled by whoever acquired the intellectual property of the respective breweries when they ceased operation.