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Photo Sales and Copyright Law - Maybe there is a flaw in the photo industry itself. Is today's model of licensing and sales of photographs viable. How best to sell your photos. Will open resources photo stocks increase supply growth up until the number of pictures will not reach a level where photographers could not even very cheap to sell good photos and make money on those that sell. Theoretically, this horrible scenario is likely to become reality. Already Shutter stock alone offers more than 5 million photographs, which do not require payment of royalties, and, as stated CEO John Orangey, each month the number of new revenue in the millions....   [tags: Copyright] 1114 words
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Copyright and the Internet - Copyright came about in the fifteenth century in Britain, sometime after the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg. “The printing press represented a supreme threat to the clergy’s monopoly on idea dissemination; moveable type was the fifteenth century version of Napster” (Copyright Website). Copyright laws were instated to protect authors of various intellectual properties, (literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, architectural) and give credit to the proper author. Over the years copyright laws have changed dramatically, because of the development of the internet....   [tags: Copyright, Internet, ] 1412 words
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Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity? - a) Cite your selection in MLA style. Lessig, Lawrence. "Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity?" Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 12 Mar. 2009. Web. 11 Feb. 2014. b) What is the central message of this text. Please explain it in your own words. The central message of this text is that increasingly, outdated copyright laws are being manipulated and put to use in a ludicrous manner. This is resulting in the suppression of people’s ability to generate and share their own creative expressions. c) How would you define your position as an audience member (resistant, neutral, etc.)....   [tags: Copyright Laws] 936 words
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Copyright Law - Introduction Just two decades ago, saying “copyright” to teachers most likely conjured images in their minds only of the fine-print notice in the front of a textbook. Today, with a world of Web 2.0 technology at their fingertips, copyright issues for teachers can be confusing and complex. Add to that an ever-increasing emphasis on technology literacy in our states’ education standards – forcing teachers to incorporate applications and resources that may be uncharted territory to them – and the waters get even murkier....   [tags: Ethics, Copyright Infringement] 990 words
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Piracy Of Copyright - Piracy Of Copyright Introduction: The world today has entered into an era of instant communication. A person sitting in the remotest corner of India can enjoy live performance taking place in the far away places like America or Africa, thanks to electronic (parallel) media. Telephone and fax have made it possible to communicate oral or written messages across the globe within seconds. The computer-aided communication technologies such as E-Mail and Internet have added altogether a new dimension to today's communication process by making it more speedy, informative and economical....   [tags: Copyright Laws Piracy] 1090 words
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Copyright in Taiwan - Copyright in Taiwan Introduction The economic structure of Taiwan has been undergoing rapid changes in the recent thirty years. Taiwan has moved offshore from a labor-intensive industrialized country to an export-oriented economy. With the concentration of capital and technology, and the rapid diversification of hi-tech professional services, the structure of Taiwan industries has also changed greatly since late 1970s. The total annual production value accounted for by technology intensive industries has increased from 60 percent in mid 1980s to 75 percent in mid 1990s....   [tags: Taiwan Copyright Essays]
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Reading Copyright and the Issue of Downloading - Reading Copyright and the Issue of Downloading When you buy music legally, there is usually a copyright mark somewhere on the product. Stolen music generally does not bear a copyright mark or warning. Either way, the copyright law still applies. A copyrighted creative work does not have to be marked as such to be protected by law. “The copyright allows the holder to control the reproduction, display, distribution, and performance of a protected work,” (Corley, Moorehead,, Reed, & Shedd, 2004)....   [tags: Copyright Law Illegal downloading] 1426 words
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Copyright From a Computer Perspective - Copyright From a Computer Perspective Copyright, is one of nine Muses that inspires authors in modern society during the creative process. Copyright is a category of intellectual property, and the main idea behind intellectual property is to encourage creation, by ensuring authors with recognition of original works as their own. Copyright protects original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression by giving authors exclusive right to copy, distribute, and to create derivative works....   [tags: Copyright Art Protection Papers]
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Issues on Patent and Copyright Laws In China - Issues on Patent and Copyright Laws In China This site contains information on China's patent and copyright law. It goes on to discuss some ethical issues about China's lack of law enforcement on intellectual property protection. History of Patent System China’s patent system can be traced back to the late Qing Dynasty when China began signing international treaties. For example, on August 18, 1903, China and the United States agreed on a treaty on navigation and commerce. The treaty provided for a “reciprocal patent-granting arrangement whereby citizens of one contracting party could apply for and secure patent rights for their inventions in the other contracting party.”1 After the...   [tags: China Patent Copyright Essays]
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Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (DMCA) - Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (DMCA) MOSCOW, Russia (AP) - Bill Gates was arrested late Thursday evening at Moscow International Airport. Gates, co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), was returning to the US after attending a software conference in Moscow. Sources indicate the NKVD arrested Gates on charges pursuant to an alleged violation of Russian software law. The charges were reportedly filed by the Russian software firm Camah, presumably in response to the recent release of Microsoft Advanced eBook Processor....   [tags: Rights Copyright Research Papers]
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International Copyright Circumvention - International Copyright Circumvention A little under three years ago, I heard about a case where a programmer had been arrested for a program that bypassed the copy protection mechanisms in one of Adobe's products1. People who have published information on or performed security circumvention in the past, even when done in a non-destructive manner have faced some legal problems. Specifically, it reminded by of the Kevin Mitnick case2 a few years earlier. In that case, a hacker was detained for two years, without bail, pending a trial, for gaining access to (but not damaging) several corporate networks....   [tags: Technology Copyright Essays Argumentative]
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The Effects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 - The Effects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 The verb copy is defined as “To reproduce an original.” (Webster, 57-58) This idea of copying has been around for hundreds of years. In the current time, laws have had to be written to protect against the idea of copying someone else’s work. There are ways around the copyright laws. “A copy is in violation of a copyright if the original can be “perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated by or from the copy, directly or indirectly.” As years go on, copyrights become more and more specific as to what uses and kinds of copying are covered....   [tags: Copyright Copyrighting Essays]
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Software Patents and Copyright Laws Destroy Free Competition - Software Patents and Copyright Laws Destroy Free Competition Introduction If Haydn had patented "a symphony, characterized by that sound is produced [ in extended sonata form ]", Mozart would have been in trouble. Patent - a writing securing to an inventor for a term of years the exclusive right to make, use, or sell an invention; or it may be the monopoly or right so granted[i]. The traditional rationale for patents is that protection of inventions will spur innovation and aid in the dissemination of information about technical advances....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Copyright Essays]
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Music Copyright - What is a Copyright. Music Copyright is a very important aspect of the music industry. The Copyright law was established to preserve the creativity and rights of authors, composers, performers of expression. Copyright is the law that protects the property rights of the creator of an original work in a fixed tangible medium. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/copyright) A fixed tangible medium is something substantial like copying lyrics on paper or putting a song on tape or CD. Copyright can be seen every where in the music industry....   [tags: Copyright Laws Music Industry Essays]
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Intellectual Property, Copyright, Authorship, and Individuality in Music and Print Culture - Intellectual Property, Copyright, Authorship, and Individuality in Music and Print Culture When the alphabet was invented, spoken epics could be converted into an abstract representation - writing. The experience of the spoken epic poem could be transformed into written format. Although books can be read aloud and therefore retain some similarity to the communal nature of the oral tradition, books can also be read silently in solitude, emphasizing the individual reader. Among the many functions that Roger Chartier has attributed to the figure of the author is not only the role of creator to the content, but also to appropriate ownership of that creation to whomever owns the property r...   [tags: Intellectual Property Copyright Authorship] 805 words
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The Purpose of Copyright - In today’s ever-accelerating world, we constantly find ourselves in a whirlwind of vague and complicated legal issues. Several of these relate specifically to something we encounter every time we listen to a song, look at a photograph, or read a book⎯copyrights. It appears that all these new controversies over copyrights and copyright infringement may be exaggerated or irrelevant. However, these issues pertaining copyright are neither irrelevant nor exaggerated, although this excessive attention constantly being drawn to it is certainly worth noting....   [tags: Property Laws]
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The Digitial Millenium Copyright Act - The Digitial Millenium Copyright Act As current lawsuits unfold and the history of the Internet progresses, the debate over the future of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act thrives. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, signed into law by President Clinton on October 28, 1998, was written in an attempt to strike a balance between the rights of a work’s creator to receive adequate compensation and society’s fundamental right to freedom of information. The bottom line is that the objective of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is to prohibit all Internet users from accessing copyrighted materials on the Internet....   [tags: Copyrights Copyrighting Internet Essays] 3295 words
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What is Copyright? - What is “Copyright”. What is “Fair Use”. To all, these words are a meaning of protection. Ironically, one represents the law and the other is debatable under the law. Copyright.com best defines copyright in the United States as “a form of protection provided by the government to the authors of ‘original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.’ This protection is available to both published and unpublished works, regardless of the nationality or domicile of the author” (Copyright Education 2011)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Ethics] 1644 words
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The Newly Proposed Copyright Law in Germany - The Newly Proposed Copyright Law in Germany Up to now copyright laws are heterogeneous throughout Europe, even amongst the member nations of the European Union. For example, in the UK manufacturers of recording and duplication hard- and software are not charged a fee per sold unit that goes to an association representing the body of copyright owners while in most other European countries this fee exists. In order to create a more homogeneous business environment the European Parliament passed new regulatory boundaries for copyright laws that now have to be transformed into national law by all member nations1....   [tags: Music Copyrights Ethics Essays]
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Copyright and Intellectual Property in Australia - Introduction “Copyright is a fundamental right of ownership and protection common to all of the arts” (O’Hara & Beard, 2006, p. 8). “It is a form of intellectual Property (IP)” and it gives the owner exclusive rights to the copyright (O’Hara & Beard, 2006, p. 11). A copyright owner does not need to register an original work in Australia; the Copyright Act 1968 will automatically protect it, if it is expressed in material form. However, copyright does not exist in the idea itself (An introduction to copyright, 2012)....   [tags: music, recordings, cinematography]
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The Statute of Anne and Copyright Law - Prior to the enactment of the Statute of Anne in 1710, the idea of copyright law, remained in the private law context, was in hands of profit-making stationers' company who only served to uphold their own interests in printing the materials. The Statute of Anne deeply affected the American law of copyright (Patterson, 1965) marking the beginning of copyright in a public context. Although the Statute itself had handful of loopholes like it only governed the printing of books and did not stipulate any means to identify the author, it was still often referred as the most authoritative legislation document because of its groundbreaking, historical impact on its protection to the natural and pro...   [tags: printing, author, publishers]
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Copyright and Fair Use - Copyright and fair use are prominent topics in today’s society where mass pirating of copyrighted material occurs. A product is considered copyrighted “when something is put into ‘tangible form’ the creator of the work owns a copyright,” (Simpson, 2005). Such tangible forms include movies, books, music, and etc. (Simpson, 2005). Therefore, “copyright is the law of the United States that protects the works of authors, artists, composers, and other from being used without permission,” (Cyberbee, n....   [tags: Legal Issues, Ethics] 686 words
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Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement - What exactly is plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of stealing another person's words or writing and not properly citing the quotes or paraphrase. Plagiarism can happen without realizing what you have done. According to the website Plagiarism.com, "One out of three high school students admitted that they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment"(Plagiarism) which is an extremely high number. There are ways around plagiarizing with the most important way is to always cite quotations and borrowed material....   [tags: academic honesty policy]
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Napster: The Copyright Battle - Once upon a time a website provided free music through peer-to-peer file sharing. This was a new technology for the public for a several reasons. The price of home computers had declines dramatically and many people could now afford one. Because of the affordability, many people who had never used a computer suddenly found themselves enmeshed in the new media. Not only could people do their e-mail, do paperwork, play games and use all the different applications they now could also share their files with others....   [tags: Fair Use]
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Ethics and Copyright Infringement - Contents Executive summary 2 Introduction 4 Ethical Analysis 5 Consequence based theory 5 Duty based theory 6 Contract based theory 7 Character based theory 8 ACS Code of ethics 9 Recommendations 10 Conclusion 11 References 12 Executive summary This article mainly focuses on the ethics and its importance in the daily life and the need of the ethics to the individual and to the society. It mainly focuses on the ethical theories; consequence based theory, duty based theory, contract based theory and character based theory and how these theories are implemented for the copyright infringement i.e....   [tags: Ethics Essays]
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International Copyright - The idea that an author of a literary work has certain inalienable rights to his work has been an institution found on a national level in many countries for centuries. These rights have taken on different forms depending on the legal tradition of the country where it is applied. In systems with a common law tradition, based on utilitarian ideals, the rights were referred to as copyright. In systems that relied on a civil law tradition, based on philosophical thought and the basic idea of a moral and natural order, the rights became to be known as author’s rights and later expanded to neighboring rights....   [tags: Intellectual Property Rights]
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Copyright Infringement - Copyright Infringement: Why Legislation Won’t Help and More On January 18th, 2012, over 75,000 websites voluntarily went dark ("Go on Strike!") to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Most notably, Wikipedia, the sixth most popular website in the world, blacked out all of its English language content for 24 hours ("Action.", “"Alexa Top 500 Global Sites."). Many other sites such as Google, Reddit, WordPress, Tumblr, Flickr and Vimeo posted links about the acts and/or enabled their users to black out their own content for 24 hours (“Action”)....   [tags: legislation, online piracy]
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Copyright, e-Licensing and The Future of Librarianship - There are several laws in place that involve copyright and libraries. These laws each affect public libraries and the resources they provide to community members in distinctive ways. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998. There are five titles included in the DMCA. Title one enacts the WIPO Treaties in the United States. Title two creates limitations on the liability of online service providers for copyright infringement when engaging in certain types of activities....   [tags: libraries, WIPO treates, ethos]
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The Copyright Law - The Copyright Law Copyright is the "exclusive right given by law for term of years to author, designer etc., or his assignee to print, publish or sell copies of his original work" Copyright is a law that protects published and unpublished work that you can see, hear and touch, from being reproduced without prior consent from the creator of the work. Copyright law and copyright originated in the United Kingdom from a concept of common law, the statute of Anne 1709....   [tags: Papers] 1080 words
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Copyright in Cyberspace - Copyright in Cyberspace That cyberspace has had and will have a significant impact on our lives is fact. People, however, love to take this effect to the extreme, saying that cyberspace is tending more and more toward lawlessness and anarchy. Popular phrases include: “Cyberspace will render law ineffective.” “There is no way to police cyberspace.” “The government cannot penetrate cyberspace with its laws and regulations.” These are all relatively common views. Part of this trend is the belief that intellectual property cannot be protected on the Internet because of perceived inherent characteristics of cyberspace....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Software and Copyright - Software and Copyright Current copyright and patent laws are inappropriate for computer software; their imposition slows down software development and reduces competition. From the first computer as we know them, the ENIAC, computer software has become more and more important. From thousands of bytes on miles of paper to millions of bytes on a thin piece of tin foil sandwitched between two pieces of plastic, software has played an important part in the world. Computers have most likely played an important role in all our lives, from making math easier with calculators, to having money on the go with ATM machines....   [tags: Computers History Technology Essays]
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Software Patent And Copyright In India - Software Patent And Copyright In India Introduction The 21st century is going to be completely depended on computers. The economy and revenue of the country will depend on software, as everything in the future will be controlled by computers. So it becomes very important for the countries all around the globe to follow rules and regulation. So that there is order in working for the welfare of the public. After the introduction of computers it has always been the need of the ideas so that it can be implemented....   [tags: Technology Computers Software Essays]
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Peer to Peer Technology and Copyright - Peer to Peer Technology and Copyright Recently, there has been a series of copyright infringement litigations against Internet businesses that are involved with unauthorized distribution of music files. The US recording industry claims to lose three million dollars per year because of piracy. 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...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Copyright Issues in the Digital Age - Abstract Copyright issues during recent years have grown to become an increasingly major problem. The introduction of the Internet as well as the technological transformation into the digital era has proved problematic for issues concerning copyright. 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. During recent years, laws and protective agencies have been established to help control these issues, however, the problem of illegal copyright remains unresolved and not only does awareness need to be implemented across education institu...   [tags: Technology Internet Cyberspace Plagiarism Essays]
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The Failure of Software Copyright Law - The Failure of Software Copyright Law A Definition With the Copyright Act of 1980, the following was added to the existing copyright laws: A "computer program" is a set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in a computer in order to bring about a certain result.1 A "program" or "software" instructs the "hardware," the computer, in its task of adding, storing, exchanging data, etc.2 At the base level, a program is simply a mathematical algorithm, a stream...   [tags: Technology Computers Papers]
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Contract Law and Music Copyright - COURSEWORK FOR CONTRACT LAW (MUSIC*) *On what basis does the inclusion of samples of a recording made by *Pink Floyd constitute an infringement of copyright. In civil law regarding copyright, there are two types of infringement; primary and secondary. Primary is concerned with the unauthorised use of copyrighted works and secondary would involve the dealing or making commercial use of such infringing copies. In the music industry, an infringement of copyright often consists of an existing piece of music being used by an artist without permission from the person or company who own the rights to the original music or recorded sound....   [tags: Legal Law] 1677 words
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Copyright vs. the Right to Copy - Copyright vs. the Right to Copy Today's digital technology and the computer have changed how the average consumer can acquire information and entertainment. No longer do we have to wait for the CD to hear a new song, or the release date to watch a movie. The technology is available on our home computers. But is this an infringement on copyright. What about the rights of artists, authors, producers, or actors. Has our technology progressed so far that it infringes on these peoples' livings. It is only a matter of time before laws are passed regarding Internet use....   [tags: Computers Technology Internet Papers]
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Music on the Internet and Copyright Infringement - Abstract Millions of users worldwide use online file swapping services, in order to download free music. Record companies, needless to say, are not very happy about this, neither are many musicians. This paper presents the historical and legal background of this subject. Then, it discusses the morality of such free music services, based on two major ethical theories: consequentialism and contractianism. Introduction The Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA) [1], states: “No action may be brought under this title alleging infringement of copyright based on the manufacture, importation, or distribution of a digital audio recording device, a digital audio recording medium, an analog recording de...   [tags: Web Music Industry Essays]
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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act - The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Signed into law by President Clinton on October 28, 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) "was the foundation of an effort by Congress to implement United States treaty obligations and to move the nation's copyright law into the digital age." ("Executive Summary DMCA Report") While this seems a valid description of the law, perhaps a more accurate interpretation lies in the following statement: "The DMCA is a piece of legislation rushed through Congress by the entertainment industry lobbyists to protect its monopoly on commercially-developed digital content, cartels, price-fixing, and to maintain its status quo as the single entity that can...   [tags: Technology Government Essays]
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Copyright Laws Should Be Abolished - Copyright laws are laws that restrict users of certain information, such as literature works and computer programs, from distributing that information. They are based on the belief that those who discover information should have some control over who can use that information. The control is mostly intended to allow the discoverers to make money through distributing the knowledge only to those who pay them. However, such control is inherently inefficient and infringes on the rights of the users to obtain the information they need....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Copyrights in the Music Industry - Is important for anyone who has created any intellectual property to protect it. In the music industry, in order for someone to protect their work, they must obtain a copyright. 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. 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....   [tags: Intellectual Property, Copyrights]
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Increasing Digital Copyright in a Technologically Advanced Age - It is a virus that we all have spread. A practice we have all contributed to knowingly or not. And as a result it has grown into something we cannot live without. Copyright infringement in today’s digital age has become all too common. But who can be blamed. Accessibility to digital works has caused a burgeoning in ignorance to authors’ rights which at least in the immediate future is not seeing a decline. Audio and visual entertainment has become an integral part of today’s society as people regardless of age are scurrying to keep up with current social trends whether it is hearing the latest song, seeing the current “number-one movie in America,” or even for literary buffs reading the most...   [tags: Technology ]
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The Incompatibility of Copyright and Author - The Incompatibility of Copyright and Author Like the book, a song's qualities change as it is presented on the Internet -- instead of being a tangible object, in cyberspace the song is much like McLuhan's electric light. Part of what helped recorded music parallel the book was the shared tangibility of their formats; compact discs, like bound books, can be held in hand. Without a tangible object to attach the concept of copyright, music becomes pure content, and shapeless, difficult to control....   [tags: Internet Laws Essays] 890 words
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Copyright Laws in India - Copyright Laws in India This document is intended to give a brief overview of the patent and copyrights laws in India and a brief analysis on global issues related to these laws. India has progressed enormously in the field of technology and is ranked tenth in the pool of scientific and technical personnel in the world. There may be hundreds of economical, legal, ethical issues that might have global impact but discussing all of them here is almost impossible. Only the key issues are focused in this paper....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]
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Copyright Law in Canada - Canada's copyright law is one of our hardest laws to enforce. The reason the police have so much trouble enforcing this law, is due to technology. This law is very easy to break, and once broken, it is very hard to track down violators. So although some form of a copyright law is needed, the one we have has, too many holes to be effective. There are three main ways in which the copyright law is broken in everyday life. They is audio/video tape copying, plagiarism, and software piracy. The first, and most commonly violated aspect of the copyright law, is the copying of audio tapes for oneself and friends....   [tags: essays research papers] 850 words
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Copyright Problems with Napster - Copyright Problems with Napster Copyrighted we stand, Pirated we fall: This is what the music industry would have people believe. Welcome to the information age. Any information is available to whoever wants it, needs it, or just has a lot of time to spend looking for it. The latest victim of the information age is the RIAA, The Recording Industry Association of America. The argument: The right to trade RIAA artists songs using the Napster server in MP3 format over the Internet. Can the furor over copyright battles hurt the music industry more than help....   [tags: Papers] 1622 words
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Copyright infringement - Copyright infringement In general terms, copyright provides an author with a tool to protect a work from being taken, used, and exploited by others without permission (Roseoner 1). This is further defined in federal statute 17 U.S.C. Section 106. The owner of the copyrighted work has the exclusive right to authorize any of the following: - to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies - to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work - to distribute copies of the copyrighted work to the public - to display the copyrighted work in a public setting There have been many underlying forces that have shaped the copyright law in our legal system today....   [tags: Plaigarism Technology Papers]
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Software Patent and Copyright Laws in India - Software Patent and Copyright Laws in India This Midterm Paper investigates the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), primarily Copyrights and Patents in India. The Paper performs a Legal as well as Ethical Analysis of the Indian IPR Laws. It recommends improvements; especially regarding Global Issues related to Software Patents and IPR over the Net by substantiating evidence from the Embassy of India Policy Statements and from a reputed magazine in India, called India Today. The author fully acknowledges citations from all the references....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]
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Copyright Laws - Copyright Laws CHAPTER 1 Lennie and George are two friends during the depression. Lennie is a big guy that is not very intelligent. George is a medium size man that takes care of all the business. In the first chapter George and Lennie talk about getting a new job at a ranch. They want to save enough money to build their own ranch and “Live off tha fatt a the land.” They explain that they will have bunnies, alfalfa, and other goods to sell. CHAPTER 2 George and Lennie get the new job in chapter two....   [tags: essays papers] 643 words
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Internet Copyright Laws - Internet Copyright Laws A student comes home to his dorm at the University of Scranton after a rough day of classes. With the quick internet connection provided on the school’s network, the student makes a few clicks and logs into Morpheus, a program that enables music fans to download free music. Within a few minutes he is on his way to owning an unlimited amount of songs at no cost. Everything this student is doing is legal, right. Wrong. The downloaded music from the internet is copyrighted material....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Music Copyright Infringement - Music Copyright Infringement MP3 is an audio format that allows users to compress and send music files easily over the Internet. The major problem with this music sharing is that most of the files are pirated, which has caused a stir in the music industry. Music companies and music artists have been complaining about how their music is being stolen and therefore lowering their album sales. The major blame has been put on Napster and other file sharing software available on the Internet. 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....   [tags: Napster Laws Essays]
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