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Copyright And Copyright Of Intellectual Property

- Imagine if you will, you just finished reading an amazing article and want to share it with your colleagues, you copy a section and send it out in an email. Did you just commit copyright infringement. Did you just violate someone’s rights as the creator of that intellectual property. To better understand what copyright is you must first understand the difference between copyright, public domain and fair use. Another important aspect to the copyright debate is the definition of intellectual property....   [tags: Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual property]

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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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Copyright Infringement And Fair Use

- Copyright Infringement and Fair Use: Using Resources Legally to Further Knowledge Since the inception of the Internet, copyright laws have become unclear. Sharing material online has led to an unfortunate amount of piracy of copyrighted works, intentionally and unintentionally. Understanding how to navigate the murky waters of copyright infringement is essential, especially in the field of education. Teaching students to understand the difference between copyright infringement, and fair use can help to alleviate the adverse effects of copyright violations, which occur all too often in our society....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Anti-copyright]

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The On Corporate Copyright Industry

- Corporate copyright industry controllers publicly voice concerns about globally lost revenue, vocally touting that pirates take part in criminal action that pressures companies into downsizing employee numbers and decreasing investment in future endeavors. Music, film, TV, movie, and softwares industries are all worth billions of dollars, with record companies alone bringing in nearly $25 billion dollars. As a consumer, it’s hard to reconcile the thought of a $25 billion dollar industry claiming piracy revenue losses well into the hundreds of billions....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Anti-copyright]

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Copyright And Intellectual Property Use

- Let’s face it, copyright and intellectual property use is was one of the messiest, entangled webs between content owners, providers, and consumers. One of the biggest issues involved with copyright and intellectual property is with illegal infringement on use of property. I would venture to say that presently, the majority of people, under the age of 40, have been guilty of illegal use of such material. Talking from personal experience, I have been a repeat infringer. Starting when I was in 8th grade, I would download music by using a Youtube to MP3 convertor....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright]

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The Copyright Office

- Article1, Section8, Clause8 of the constitution gives congress the power to make laws: to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited time to authors and inventors exclusive right to respective writings and discoveries (U.S. Copyright Office). Formerly, claims were registered by clerks of U.S. district courts, however in today’s time the Copyright office is a separate department of the library of congress. The mission of the Copyright Office is to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system and since 1870; the Copyright Office has registered more than 33,654,000 claims to copyright and mask works (U.S....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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Copyright Law And Standards For Ensuring Compliance With Legal Obligations With Copyright Holders

- Both McCormick and the PPMI identify that staff and learners need education about copyright law and standards to ensure compliance with legal obligations and to protect copyright holders. Understanding the law enables users to make risk management decisions, as well as minimizing the impact they have on lawful activity. In my own setting, I believe that a number of ‘Landsdowne Road Agreement’ hours could be allocated to facilitate professional development courses for school employees regarding copyright legislation....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright, Anti-copyright]

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Copyright Laws Of Argentina- ( Liz Marroquin )

- Copyright Laws of Argentina-(Liz Marroquin) Argentina 's first copyright law was created all the way back in 1933. Today section 2 of this law gives copyright owners almost complete control over there work. After 70 years copyrighted work falls into public domain and Argentina is one of the few countries left to enforce a tax to users who wish to use works in public domain. The tax is a pretty big issue there and and back in 2012 the government tried to pass a bill where public libraries, archives, and museums would be exempt from the tax but were sadly met with strong opposition from collecting agencies and was not passed....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

- Exposition. A peer-to-peer file sharing service called Napster is brought to court on charges of copyright infringements by all members of the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA. The RIAA filed an order to restrain Napster from allowing the exchange of songs through its service. The claims brought against Napster included direct, contributory, and vicarious infringements. Napster concocted a defense against the charges, citing the Audio Home Recording Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor clause, fair use, and that the case was being used to suppress new technologies....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright infringement, Copyright]

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Copyright Laws Are A Form Of Governance

- Copyright laws are a form of governance designed to protect the intellectual property of authors, inventors, and other individuals creating innovations or inventions. Intellectual property consists of published and unpublished books, manuscripts, paintings, music works, sound recordings, movies, choreographic works, architectural works, sculptures, and even pantomime works among others (Copyright Works, 2012). The World Intellectual Property Organization states that: "Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce" (What is Intellectual, n.d.)....   [tags: Copyright, Property, United States copyright law]

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Copyright Laws And Intellectual Property

- Copyright, Piracy, Intellectual Property and Professional Code of Ethics 2 Copyright, piracy, intellectual property and professional codes of ethics are critical subjects for computer and business professionals. This paper will first explain copyright laws and intellectual property. Second, an explanation concerning piracy will be submitted. Finally, a description of my own professional code of ethics will be presented. Copyright Laws and Intellectual Property Copyright laws help protect intellectual property....   [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

- It is important that all the work on the web is either done by the publisher or stated by reference. Everyone has the right to have equal opportunity to access and understand the web. Taking advantage of the Web and fraud the viewer can be considered as cyber crime.  Introduction This report discusses three important legal issues when publishing websites: Copyright, Accessibility, Fraud and deception. Plagiarize is not allowed, all the works that are published or even not published are copyrighted by the original author....   [tags: World Wide Web, Website, Copyright]

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Electronic Theft Act And The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

- Introduction File sharing of copyright material has become a common and socially acceptable to most. With modern computers the ability to make exact copies and share them with everyone connected to internet has change the socially acceptable outdated copyright laws to a level not ever imagined when they were created. In fact most people feel that it is fine to pirate copyrighted material up until the point that someone makes money off of someone else 's work. There are different degrees of what someone will find socially acceptable, but it can be said that only thirty percent of the general public find file sharing unacceptable completely (Masnick, 2011)....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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International Conventions Dealings With Copyright Infringement

- INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS DEALINGS WITH COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT • 1886, Berne convention for protection of literary and artistic Work: The Berne convention was concluded in 1886, and now has over 100 member countries. It aims to protect the rights of authors by providing certain established standards of protection for their works. Two major international principles underlying the Berne convention are: 1. The principle of national treatment; 2. The principle of automatic protection. The principle of national treatment allows the courts of a country to apply their national law to acts that occur within that country, rather than a foreign law....   [tags: Copyright, Intellectual property, Property]

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Features Of Copyright Laws That Affect Researching Information

- 2.1 Two Key features of copyright laws that affect researching information Details of copyright law vary between nation countries, however, many nations share a common interest through two international copyright treaty membership agreements, the Berne Convention (which consists of 164 member states) and the Buenos Aires Convention (which is an agreement between North and South American countries,) The treaties, established in order to protect an authors’/creators’ original work from copying - whether it be literary, dramatic, design, musical or artistic....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Fair use]

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Copyright Law At National And International Levels

- Introduction Intellectual property is the legal term for an idea or knowledge that has been expressed in tangible form. Copyright is a subset of intellectual property, providing the legal framework intended to protect a creator 's original ideas, theories and concepts. It permits the right to publish, copy, or reproduce any original literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work. In return, creators of such works receive remuneration for, and protect the integrity of the works that they have created....   [tags: Copyright, Intellectual property, Statute of Anne]

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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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Copyright Laws Today 's Business World

- Copyright laws in today’s business world In our great world today, there is a big competition and copyrights are getting more concern, getting more and more attention business world today. Copyrighting is a property strictly defines the way for which it can be used A copyright owner has to get right to permit or allow a specific usage of own work. In today business world, when a company wants its own property to present the public, they have to make sure that their copyright confidential must protect, and the requirement of all- copyright must meet....   [tags: Copyright, Intellectual property, Property]

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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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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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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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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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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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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

- (1-2) http://www.plagiarism.org/ This website provides many different resources for students who wish to avoid plagiarism; it features explanations of what plagiarism is as well as how to prevent plagiarism. There is also a section that answers questions sent by students on questionable practices that could be considered plagiarizing. http://wwwcc.ivytech.edu/shared/shared_hlibrarycc/pdf/student_plagiarism_brochure.pdf This brochure, shared by the Ivy Tech Community College Libraries, explains both plagiarism and copyright protection....   [tags: Plagiarism, Academic dishonesty, Failure]

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The Right Balance On Conflicting Interest Of A Copyrights Owner And The Public

- It has always been a challenging task to uphold the right balance on conflicting interest of a copyrights owner and the public especially when it comes to private copying. According to Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA), creators have several exclusive rights they can exercise to restrict others from using their work. These include, amongst others, the reproduction right. This means that, in principle, any act of copying a protected work, including for example saving a copy of a song to an external hard drive, needs to be authorised by the rights holder....   [tags: Copyright, Property, Intellectual property]

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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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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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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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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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Main Types Of Copyright Within The Music Industry

- Identify and briefly describe the 2 main types of copyright within the music industry. 1. Songwriter copyright is a protection for the lyrical content of a song giving it credible evidence that you own the music being written. 2. Sound Recording copyright is the protection to a song or album from the label’s engineers and producers perspective . 2. Imagine that you are an investor looking for a music project to invest in. Which opportunity is the “best bet” from your perspective as an investor, and why....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, EMI]

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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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Aquarius : They Are Revenge Killers Identity Thieves Copyright Thieves

- Aquarius: They are Revenge killers Identity thieves Copyright thieves. They Lie say everything is new and take everything. They can use both air signs Libra and Gemini and say they are good while they act like a Gemini and say they did it first when they know Gemini said they did not do it first. Pisces: These people are Mutable signs they mute themselves or other and kill or steal from them. Gold digger or other befriend and steal scams. They say they own everything and if you say they don 't they want to come back and say yes they do....   [tags: Zodiac, Astrological sign, Domicile]

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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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When Do I Need Permission From Copy A Work

- When Do I Need Permission to Copy. Unless you are absolutely sure, relying on the doctrine of "Fair Use" to avoid seeking Permission to copy a work is risky. Despite what you may have heard, there are no set rules about what kind of use is "fair" and what is "infringing." For example, using less than a certain number of words from an author 's work does not automatically constitute fair use. Courts apply the four factors on a case-by-case basis, and one court 's interpretation of the factors could easily differ from another 's....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Anti-copyright]

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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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Risks Of A Computer Software

- Possible offences There are a few risks in a computer software focused company connected with a piracy and copyright. First of all, their created products can be pirated, shared and sold by an unauthorized person which cuts down their profit. According to BSA survey (2016) unlicensed software installations worldwide in 2015 cost companies around 52,000 million dollars of commercial value. This result in losses of revenue for tech companies and government, and push prices for next products higher to compensate at least a bit of their losses....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright, Copyright law]

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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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