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Copyright

The right to distribute, copy, or change an original work for a limited period of time. A state grants copyright to the creator of the work, but the creator may assign or sell the right. During the time the copyright persists, one must (with some exceptions) receive permission from the owner to publish or distribute the copyrighted material. After a certain period of time, any person may distribute the work without permission. See also: Public domain.

copyright

the legal ownership by persons or businesses of certain kinds of material, in particular original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work; sound recordings, films, broadcasts and cable programmes; the typographical arrangement or layout of a published edition; and computer programs. In the UK, the COPYRIGHT, DESIGNS AND PATENTS ACT 1988 gives legal rights to the creators of copyright material so that they can control the various ways in which their work may be exploited. Copyright protection is automatic and there is no registration or other formality The 1988 Act gives copyright owners protection against unauthorized copying of such material in most cases for a period of 50 years. If copyright is infringed, the copyright owner (or assignee or licensee) may seek an injunction through the courts preventing further abuses, with offenders liable to pay unlimited damages/ fines and prison sentences in extreme cases. See BRAND.

copyright

the ownership of the rights to a publication of a book, manual, newspaper, etc., giving legal entitlement and powers of redress against theft and unauthorized publication or copying. See INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT.

Copyright

The exclusive legal right to sell, reproduce, or publish a literary, musical, or artistic work.
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Hollywood lobbyists also are battling several attempts in Congress to weaken provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1988, which can levy penalties up to $500,000 and five years in prison on persons who use and access protected materials without the permission of the copyright holder.
It also includes coverage of applicable patent and copyright law, relevant case law, and commentary on copyright and patent statutes, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
He will draw upon his real world experiences and other prominent cases as he discusses the issues making headlines, including defamation and other claims under the Communications Decency Act, copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and trademark infringement, responding to government subpoenas under the Stored Communications Act, and privacy matters in light of recent FTC and other governmental activity.
experts saw the case as a test of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which gives safe harbors to online service providers that promptly respond to copyright holders' complaints.
Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), overcoming technical measures aimed at restricting access to copyrighted material triggers statutory damages of up to $2,500 "per act of circumvention" and, if the circumvention is deemed to have a commercial purpose, a prison sentence of up to five years.
This set of nine articles focuses on university libraries and build logically from the basics of copyright laws to such issues as the copyright issues of instructional materials and "works made for hire" at universities, fair use and licensing, electronic reserves, the TEACH Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, digital rights management, copyright education programs, and academic culture as it relates to copyright law and intellectual property policy.
org/ to ask them to support legislation to amend the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in a way that will protect Americans' fair use rights in the digital future.
Software like DeCSS is illegal in the United States, under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a 1998 law that outlaws the creation and distribution of technology that enables users to skirt copyright protections on films, music and other forms of software.
Written for attorneys representing both owners and users of copyrighted material, the handbook analyzes the basics of copyright protection, the elements of copyright infringement, international copyright laws, copyright protection in cyberspace, legal decisions, specific legislation, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Uniform Computer Technology Act, and new technologies being used to manage the use and distribution of digital information.
com/research/ee0d48/the_nuts_and_bolts) has announced the addition of the "The Nuts and Bolts of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act - What IP Lawyers Need to Know About the Latest Legal Developments and Current Hot Issues" audioconference to their offering.
Thanks to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, webcasters must pay a special performance fee each time they play a recording.
The guide includes coverage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, provisions from the US Copyright Act, and a fair use checklist.

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