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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]

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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, ]

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The Copyright Office

- ... A person’s art reflects who they are, their idea, and their identity so stealing this is much the same as stealing the person themselves and as it remains written in the law kidnapping is a federal offense, which stands as to why it is extremely crucial that the government enforces copyright laws. Copyright laws are necessary for the protection of artists and their work, but Enforcement of these laws aren’t always taken serious enough. Although the copyright office is efficient at keeping track of which files are copyrighted, the office lacks the power to prosecute people who are involved in copyright infringement due to the fact that the office is not charged with enforcing the law (“U....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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Copyright Laws And Intellectual Property

- ... N.d.). Copyright, Piracy, Intellectual Property and Professional Code of Ethics 3 A trademark is a sign that is used in businesses to represent the goods or services the company provides. No one should use the sign or trademark without permission. It is safeguarded by law (World Intellectual Property Organization. N.d.). A copyright describes the protection that is given to authors and writers for the works written or artwork created (World Intellectual Property Organization. N.d.). This can include “books, music, sculpture, paintings, films, computer programs databases, computer programs, advertisements, maps and technical drawings” (World Intellectual Property Organization....   [tags: Copyright, Intellectual property]

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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]

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Copyright, Accessibility, Fraud, And Deception

- ... So the best way to prevent from breaking the copyright law when publishing a web page is by stating all the references or just by simply deleting all the unauthorized material. Editor of the web might think because of the authors of the original works need to find the infringement work by themselves, it may be time consuming, so the likelihood of being caught using the work is going to be quiet low. But actually nowadays as internet get more convenient, the possibility of being caught using infringement work increases....   [tags: World Wide Web, Website, Copyright]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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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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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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]

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YouTube Copyright Infringement and Copyright Verification

- YouTube, Copyright Infringement, and Copyright Verification You Tube, a social network, is a site that contains a variety of works from artistic to personal, such as, games and software, both audio and audio visual material, dramatic plays and written works. To protect and acknowledge these works, a copyright is used. Copyright is a type of intellectual property law. It is a legal notion in most states that protect original piece of work of an individual earning them the right of exclusivity. This is usually for a period of short time to allow the architect of a piece of work to meet needs through financial gain....   [tags: property, law, blocking, trademark]

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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]

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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]

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Japanese Copyright Law: Doujinshi Copyright Infringement

- “Aww man, the series is over already!?” Im sure this has gone through many viewers’ minds after an awesome series has ended with the final episode. Many viewers wish that the show was continuing or that at least their favorite characters hooked up, but usually that isn’t the case. But what if, by chance, that it was. Doujinshi are just that. Doujinshi are amateaur or professional magazine, most often manga, published independently by a group of fans. (Galbraith) Die hard fans who want a story to continue after it officially ends create doujinshi, in various ways....   [tags: photoshop, stealing someone else´s ideas]

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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 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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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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Privacy and Copyright Infringement Laws

- The process of fighting piracy and copyright infringement has become increasingly difficult with the advent of new technologies. The transitioning of music and videos to an online platform has impacted the entertainment industry as well as consumers. The availability of online content has changed the way consumers purchase and listen to music. There are several legal channels available for consumers to obtain music and videos online, through live stream, on demand, pay per view, live tv, and other authorized music services and websites....   [tags: consumer, music, video, illegal]

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Companies and Copyright Infringement Protection

- Copyright infringement. Entertainment today is mainly provided though a digital spectrum. Purchasing and streaming videos and music off of sites like Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, and ITunes, are some the ways of acquiring digital media legally. Production companies and record labels are making a great deal of money in today’s society; but with unauthorized peer-to-peer systems illegally downloading music and movies, there is a dramatic change in the potential profit for these industries. The RIAA claims (Recording Industry Association) “that more than 2.6 billion files of music were illegally downloaded every month on unauthorized peer-to-peer (P2P) systems" (Roda, 2003)....   [tags: Piracy, Law, Impact]

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Plagiarism And Copyright Protection : Plagiarism

- ... However, I feel the form of plagiarism most commonly used in academic settings is taking an exact statement from a book that someone else wrote, and copying it, word for word, therefore claiming it as your own. When I hear the word “cheating,” the image that pops into my mind is someone glancing at another student’s paper during a test to copy answers. Just as if you glance at someone else’s paper during a test to cheat - glancing over at a classmate’s paper to copy them is considered plagiarism....   [tags: Plagiarism, Academic dishonesty, Failure]

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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]

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Copyright Law: Fair Use

- Copyright Law – Fair Use Imagine oneself in a predicament where someone’s work was used in a negative way and the copyright owner disapproved of the harsh display. How would the issue be resolved. Was it used fairly. In many cases people find themselves with their work viewed in a negative manner. However, this is where fair use is a probability. Fair use is somewhat a replication of copyrighted work completed for a restricted purpose, for example to leave a remark, duplicates a copyrighted work or, censure....   [tags: court, intension, disposition]

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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]

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International Copyright vs. Online Piracy

- ... Bit Torrents allowed users to download from other users, but rather than from just one, bits of a downloaded files are randomly pieced together from thousands of sources. However, The Pirate Bay, unlike other sites, was different. Its servers, as well as the men who founded the site, are Swedish. Sweden’s copyright laws are very lose, especially on content protected by foreign entities. American (as well as other nations’) copyrights don’t stand in Swedish courts. This seemingly untouchable strategy still stands today, as The Pirate Bay is the largest online piracy site in the world....   [tags: prodit, market, information, technology]

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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]

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Copyright Laws Protect the Owner from Loss of Profit

- Copyright laws are designed to protect the intellectual ownership of the author or creator of artistic works. Originally, copyright protected the writer or author of a specific work from other people or any company from collecting credit or money for the original publishers work. 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....   [tags: disney, star wars, suing]

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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]

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Surviving Pinterest: A Guide to Avoid Copyright Infringement

- Within the past four years a new social media website has been launched- Pinterest. Pinterest is used typically by women with eighty-seven percent and the other thirteen percent by men. Members on Pinterest are typically called pinners or users, but pinners is the correct term. Pinners on Pinterest may use Pinterest to share exciting and beautiful things that they find on the web along with businesses that attempt to advertise and to increase their sales. With having fun on Pinterest there are often consequences because Pinterest members are committing copyrighted infringement by using and posting photos that are not their own....   [tags: social media website, advertisements]

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Stealing The Hard Work Of Stars

- ... I disagree with the argument 's provided by Negativland in their first press release. Negativland claims that U2 and Island Productions wished to oppress them and others who wished to be creative. However, it can be observed they only want justice for their music being used and publicized by another musician. Island productions and U2 sued for the illegal and unauthorized usage of "I Still Haven 't Found What I 'm Looking for," which they own the rights too. Negativland attempted to commit copyright infringement under the pretense that they were bullied by a popular company who 's only wish was to intimidate the competition....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright, Anti-copyright]

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U2 vs Negativland: Copyright Law Violation?

- I overturn the decision of the lower court that Negativland violated copyright law. Although it may be perceived that music is a free market based on the love of music, others may argue it is based on profit. In the article “U2’s double trouble,” the band Negativland proclaims that Island Record’s, U2’s record label, only concern in the lawsuit is, “to control the marketplace” (139). Negativland believes Island is trying to control what music is being made and sold. Island is so focused on profit that they are limiting the musical market....   [tags: lawsuits between bands]

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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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Digital Piracy Is A Fast Growing Crime

- ... Other media sources like Amazon, Redbox, Play Store, Netflix, Hulu, and many different sources will rent media for very reasonable prices, these sources will also sell, but for a price that a person would see in a leading competitors store. A man named John Stubbs has done research on this crime of digital piracy, he states that, “Some have speculated that pirated music is already equal to 10 percent of the total $12 billion U.S. music industry” (21). This 12 billion dollars show that media gets expensive, and that many people are not even willing to pay two dollars for a couple of songs that are legally downloaded....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Anti-copyright]

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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]

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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]

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Sony Corporation Of America Et Al. V. Universal City Studios, Inc.

- ... The court did not find any precedent where manufacturers of a staple of commerce which could be used to infringe a copyright were sued by the holders of the infringed copyright. The injunction was denied because any harm done was outweighed by the fact that VTR’s can still be legally used to record material that does not have a copyright or material whose owners consent to the recording. Home use of VTR’s to record material broadcast over public airwaves is a fair use of copyrighted material....   [tags: Copyright, Property, Copyright infringement]

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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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Distribution And Protection Of Intellectual Property On The Internet

- ... An advent of copyright and international agreements in this area played an important role in giving this spontaneous and predatory market a civilized traits. The term “piracy” has appeared in connection with infringements of copyright, not the law of the sea. It was used from XIX century by British publishers in relation to the publishers from United States. American publishers, under the protection of their legislation shamelessly printed English authors without payment of the corresponding fee....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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Net Neutrality : Is It An Ideology That Enables A Better Web Platform For Global Users?

- ... Could the pro-net-neutrality argument of permitting increasingly crucial information to the wider audience – as indicated by Aaron Swartz’s “Guerilla Open Access Manifesto”, be validated. While investigating this view, it is important to examine how it is stated that the fallacy of an open, web-based environment could potentially create dire consequences. The impeachment of copyrighted material, the technological inequality of online resources and the artificial internet by Zuckerberg are all mythological examples of negative pretenses surrounding the open internet....   [tags: Copyright, Property, Copyright infringement]

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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]

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Digital Technology And Law And Ethics

- ... In 2012 the Advertising Standards Agency banned an advertisement for Christian Dior on the grounds that the image of actress Natalie Portman had been excessively airbrushed making her skin smoother and her eyelashes fuller (Sweney, 2012). This ban followed on from the banning of three L’Oreal advertisements featuring celebrities. Former anorexia suffer Rachael Johnston started petitioning for a ban in 2012 stating that airbrushing celebrity images presents society with a false perception of perfection that people, feel pressurized to try and achieve....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Internet]

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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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Japan 's Experience Of Japan

- ... Government also has urged Japan to continue to reduce piracy rates, including adopting methods to protect against piracy in the digital environment. Police and prosecutors lack ex officio authority to prosecute IPR crimes on their own initiative, without a rights holder’s complaint. In addition, the U.S. Government has pressed for improvements to Japan’s Internet Service Provider liability law to provide adequate protection for rights holder’s works on the Internet. In addition, while Japan took steps to revise its Customs Law and Unfair Competition Law in 2011, it should continue to strengthen its laws to provide effective criminal and civil remedies against unauthorized circumvention o...   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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Scholarly Respectability Is Essential For The Achievement Of Our Central Goal As Teachers

- ... Rather, flaunt your own accomplishment and do unique work for each class. Acknowledge remedies as an essential segment to your learning process. ( http://edintegrity.springeropen.com/articles/10.1007/s40979-015-0002-6) Encouraging scholastic deceptive nature implies taking an exam for another understudy, finishing a task for another understudy, or giving different understudies a chance to duplicate your work for their tests. It is pretty much as imperative that you don 't give others a chance to cheat, and that you don 't cheat yourself....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright, Theft]

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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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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and DeCSS

-    Abstract:          This paper discusses the ongoing court battle between the Motion Picture Association of America, supported by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and various defendants regarding the DeCSS program and its source code.  DeCSS is a utility that allows the circumvention of the encryption built into most DVDs.  Specifically, the paper examines the implications of the court decision on a range of issues including source code as free speech, HTML linking, and fair use.               In 1998, the United States Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  Congress intended the bill to update US copyright laws to deal with digital media.  They believed tha...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Video Game Or Not?

- ... What if you cannot do that either. You still avoid pirating any type of recent software and wait until you have the funds to purchase it. Piracy is not tolerated by the law and should definitely not be encouraged as you could get a fine and jail time, as well as hurting the company that created the product you stole. Besides the legal issues you could get in, Piracy is bad because it directly affects the company who created the product. Even though the size and stock of the company makes a difference in how they would be affected, it is still important to treat them with respect and buy any product you express interest in....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright]

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1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act

- 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act Right before a movie starts in your theatre, you’re subjected to many advertisements. One that always stood out was the piracy campaign ad which gave a perspective on the downloading of movies from an off set worker. His distinctive message was that, movie stars are paid exorbitant amounts of money but the on and off set workers are not. By downloading the movie or “screener” in advanced, you’re really hurting the people behind the magic. So what does this have to do with us....   [tags: Media Entertainment Essays]

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Software Patent/Copyright Issues in Peru

- Software Patent/Copyright Issues in Peru Software Patent/Copyright issues are a global concern. Information Technology developments in the last ten years have brought innovation in both Software and Hardware. The rise of the Internet and its users around the world is stretching the frontiers. But these advances in Information Technology came with the easy way to copy software illegally. My research will be focused on the laws that protect the intellectual property in Peru and their effect globally....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]

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The Extension of Copyright is Necessary to Protect the Rights of Artists and Ensure Future Creativity

- Like the famous Pablo Picasso once said: “Bad artists copy. Good artists steal” (Whittaker 2008, p.131). The focus of this essay is on copyright and the laws and legislations that are put in place to uphold this right. The presence of copyright is necessary particularly focusing on intellectual property rights in film, and whether it should be put in place not only to protect the rights of the artists but also to promote future creativity in the industry. The definition of copyright is the exclusive rights to produce copies and to control literary, musical, or artistic work for a number of years; within the United Kingdom this is 70 years from the artist or producers death or from the date o...   [tags: International Law]

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Business : It 's Legal, Ethical And Social Environment

- ... In the U.S., the term for copyright has been extended many times. The original term of 14 years plus an optional extension of 14 years was written into the Constitution and was first enacted in the Copyright Act of 1790. The length of protection has been increasing since the Copyright Act of 1909, which extended the term of copyright to 28 years with an optional 28-year extension. The current term is life of the author plus 70 years. If the work was produced in a corporation, the copyright term may last 120 years after creation, or 95 years after publication, whichever is less....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright, United States]

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Napster 's Case Against Napster

- ... An author may grant or sell those rights to others, including publishers or recording companies. A goal of copyrights, as set forth by the U.S. Constitution, is "to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries."4 The Copyright Act of 1976 was created to protect owners’ rights from being violated; this includes the sale, reproduction, distribution, adaptation, and modification of copyrighted material so that the owners may benefit from their creative work....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, File sharing]

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Copyrights

- Technology is an important aspect of human life that no one is capable of halting or even slowing down. As human life develops and becomes fuller with the pleasures of life, it is inevitable technology will continue to grow exponentially. Unfortunately, many people would like to believe that while technology is advancing, certain industries and businesses are suffering. The invention of the MP3, and the peer-to-peer file sharing technology is just a new ‘enemy' in the eyes of big business and a scapegoat for copyright infringement, just as the cassette tape, the radio, and VHS have been in the past....   [tags: Plagiarism Copyright Infringement]

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