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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 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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The Statute of Anne and Copyright Law

- Prior to the enactment of the Statute of Anne in 1710, the idea of copyright law, remained in the private law context, was in hands of profit-making stationers' company who only served to uphold their own interests in printing the materials. The Statute of Anne deeply affected the American law of copyright (Patterson, 1965) marking the beginning of copyright in a public context. Although the Statute itself had handful of loopholes like it only governed the printing of books and did not stipulate any means to identify the author, it was still often referred as the most authoritative legislation document because of its groundbreaking, historical impact on its protection to the natural and pro...   [tags: printing, author, publishers]

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Copyright 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Ethical Challenge of Protecting Software in Emerging Economies: Copyright Law and Enforcement in Pakistan

- Ethical Challenge of Protecting Software in Emerging Economies: Copyright Law and Enforcement in Pakistan Introduction The United States and Pakistan have similar laws protecting software using copyright and patents despite being at very different stages of economic development. Pakistan has an emerging economy with a per capita GDP of $2000 per capita and a literacy rate of 46%.[i] The US has a more mature economy with per capita GDP of $37,600 and a 97% literacy rate[ii]. Despite having similar laws regarding copyright and patent protection Pakistan has rampant piracy problems not seen in the US....   [tags: Software Technology Protection Essays]

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Misconceptions and Different Forms of Plagiarism

- Misconceptions about Plagiarism Cheating and stealing are two of the many words describing plagiarism. Plagiarism is a common misconception because people do not understand all the meanings of it, do not know the techniques to avoid it, and have not come to realize that it undermines academic integrity. This misconception involves the widespread variety of definitions on the topic plagiarism. Plagiarism is a word with many meanings. One definition means to use another’s production without crediting the source....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Copyright Law, Writing]

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Digital Piracy: A Problem Without an Effective Solution

- Digital piracy is making up profit from illegal copying and reselling music, videos, software videogames and other digital media which requires genuine. In 2005, loses of legal media and software industry from digital piracy was $200 billion (DSTI/IND (2007). Also, Oberholzer-Gee (2010) indicates that 60% of world wide web broadband busy by consumers’ video, game and music sharing. To avoid this issue intellectual proprietors use various methods. In this paper is shown methods to dodge problem of digital piracy....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Copyright Law, technology]

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National Basketball Association Vs. Motorola, Inc.

- Title: National Basketball Association v. Motorola, Inc., 105 F. 3d 841 (2nd Cir. 1997) Facts: Motorola constructs and markets the SportsTrax page that delivers real-time sports information on certain games like the NBA. Motorola is also in conjunction with STATS, Sports Team Analysis and Tracking Systems. The NBA filed suit against Motorola and STATS for misappropriation of “hot news.” The trial judge held that the claims are not preempted by the federal copyright act passed in 1976 and he Second Court dismissed the misappropriation claim and vacated the injunction against STATS and Motorola....   [tags: Copyright, Property, Intellectual property, Law]

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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 And Control Of Data

- ... This content will only be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. To the extent permitted by law, this license continues even after you stop using PaperRater. Please do not submit any content that infringes on the intellectual property rights of another. Likewise, any unlawful, abusive, defamatory, harassing, obscene, or otherwise objectionable content is prohibited. You further agree not to submit content that contains private, personally identifiable information about anyone or any entity without written permission from that person or entity....   [tags: Law, Property, Copyright, Intellectual property]

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Digital Technology And Law And Ethics

- Digital Technology and Law and Ethics This essay will discuss the legal and ethical issues and debates associated with the use of creative digital technology in the production, manipulation, distribution, circulation, and consumption of creative media products. YouTube has allowed people to express their creativity circumventing established media outlets. However unlike established media outlets most people are unaware of the laws protecting other peoples work and this has led to an increase in copyright infringement (Warren, 2012)....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Internet]

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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

- 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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Summative of Internet Law

- Introduction. In the American case of Pearson Educ Inc V Ishayev 2013 WL 3948505 (S.D.N.Y.).(hereinafter referred to as the Pearson case) the claimants “ publishers of textbooks and accompanying instructors’ solutions manuals brought an action against alleged infringers alleging that alleged infringers wilfully infringed their copyrights by selling unauthorized copies of their manuals over the Internet.’’ Copyright under intellectual property law offers protection to original works of authorship in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works....   [tags: copyright, court, manuals]

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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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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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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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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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The Church of Scientology: Copyright vs. Free Speech

- The Church of Scientology: Copyright vs. Free Speech Abstract: In 1995, the Church of Scientology sued a number of parties, including the Washington Post, in an attempt to prevent the circulation of secret documents about the “religion.” This paper examines both sides of this issue, explores the implications to copyright law and the First Amendment, and describes the actual results of the case. The Church of Scientology is a global organization with over 270 churches or missions worldwide. For decades, it has possessed followers with an almost fanatical devotion to their leader, L....   [tags: Legal Law Essays]

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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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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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Combating Online Piracy and Copyright Infringement

- Counterfeiting and piracy have been problems since the industrial revolution, when market capitalism took hold of the world. These problems often occur across borders, and embody a variety of complex issues from extradition between nations to military enforcement of international laws. These issues have made it hard for enforcement efforts and prosecution to be successful. With the advent of the internet, counterfeiting and piracy have been able to move online and more effectively escape regulations and laws....   [tags: U.S. Law]

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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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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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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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Trademark Law And The Internet

- One of the goals of business owners is to make their business and products easily recognizable to their customers and the public in general. If the business can protect its identity with consumers, it encourages production of better products and an emphasis on building goodwill. The United States Patent and Trademark Office offers protection for businesses through the exercise of trademark law. Trademarks allow businesses to register a word, symbol, logo, or phrase used to identify a particular manufacturer....   [tags: Trademark Copyright]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Intellectual Property (IP) Law and the Media and DBC Television’s Issue

- Intellectual property law refers to the rules that protect copyrights, property patents, and trademarks, and through which the property owners exercise the rights they have over the intangible assets they develop. These intangible assets include symbols, artistic, literary works, and musical works, phrases, words, inventions and discoveries (Dutfield & Suthersanen 2007, p. 267). The most commonly recognized intellectual property rights include trademarks, industrial design rights, trade secrets, patents, and copyrights....   [tags: International Law]

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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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

- “All Rights Reserved” or “Copyright” are items people see everyday, and it means that it is unacceptable to copy, steal, edit, or do any type of editing to alter the original piece of work. This is commonly seen on everyday things like; photographs, TV shows and commercials, movies, CDs, advertisements, books, articles, and almost all objects a person will use, there will be the symbol for “All Rights Reserved” and “Copyright”. When a person observes this symbol and still continues to alter the work, it is often referred to as, digital piracy....   [tags: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Anti-copyright]

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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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From the Pillars of Civilization to the Pillars of Law

- From the Pillars of Civilization to the Pillars of Law As sweat dripped down my nose and mixed with the dirt, I yelled, "I found glass!" Glass is considered a rare find, and upon hearing my announcement the excavation team stopped digging. Later, as I sat under the overhang on the laboratory roof patiently brushing dirt off a pottery shard and reconstructing a pot from the shard, I realized that archeology parallels the process of producing a paper, piece by piece and note-card by note-card....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays]

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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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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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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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Video Game Or Not?

- After months of waiting and eagerly anticipating a video game or program you have been following ever since it was announced, it is finally released for all to enjoy. But, to your dismay, you do not have the sufficient funds to obtain the highly-anticipated program. While you are upset and missing out, you wait a while and look for other people’s opinions on the freshly released product; you search for a little bit and to your surprise, you see mostly negative thoughts about it. Disappointed but still willing to try the game yourself, you think to obtain a copy illegally to try it out for yourself....   [tags: Copyright infringement, Copyright]

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Business : It 's Legal, Ethical And Social Environment

- Donovan Feenstra Business: It’s Legal, Ethical and Social Environment Mr. Lee Gilbert November 6, 2014 Software Piracy What is Software Piracy. Software piracy is the illegal copying of software for distribution within an organization, to friends, clubs or other groups, and also for duplication and resale. Although it may seem innocent enough to install an application on additional machines (which is also called “softloading” or “softlifting”), the profits of software companies become severely damaged....   [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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Trends In Copyright Infringement: A Review of Two Predictive Articles

- Trends In Copyright Infringement: A Review of Two Predictive Articles       Abstract: In 1995 Lance Rose and Esther Dyson wrote articles in Wired Magazine expressing polarized views on the future of copyright law and copyright infringement.  This essay reviews those articles, analyzes each article's accuracy as defined by current trends years later.               Over the past decade the societal view of creative society has greatly changed due to advances in computer technology and the Internet.  In 1995, aware of the beginning of this change, two authors wrote articles in Wired Magazine expressing diametrically opposed views on how this technological change would take form, and how it...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Software Patents, Copyright, and Piracy Issues in India

- Software Patents, Copyright, and Piracy Issues in India Introduction India has developed enormously in the field of science and technology. Information Technology has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the country and a major contributor to the economy. India's economy has boomed over the past decade due to Government's initiates. With it vast pool of educated population and its leading presence in the Software arena India is fast becoming a knowledge hub. This paper gives an overview of Patent, copyright and Cyber laws, software piracy issues, and analyses the economic benefits of reducing piracy and the ethical issues of piracy....   [tags: Computers Ethics Technology Essays]

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Sharing infromation vs. copyright in digital ages?

- Sharing infromation vs. copyright in digital ages. Currently, with help of high technical development of computers, we can surf and share information easily in the Internet. Some see the Internet as a sea of information. The Internet represents a current our life and we can’t dream our lives without using it. Once we click, we find information without hard labor like browsing a whole library. Nevertheless, there occurs a problem when considering how much we share the information with others without breaking the rules about copyrights and stealing data from others’ computers....   [tags: Technology Computer Essays]

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Moral and Ethical Issues Behind Software Copyright and Patents

- Moral and Ethical Issues Behind Software Copyright and Patents Introduction Over the past twenty years, the number of software patent and copyright infringement cases has been steadily increasing. The reason for this is quite clear. Software development only gained momentum in the 1970s, when the need for more complex and sophisticated software and their potential for commercialization was realised.1 With increasing investments being put into developing software, more legal protection was sought to protect these investments....   [tags: Software Technology Technological Essays]

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Adobe and the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act

- Adobe and the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1. The Background. In July of 2001 a Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov , an employee of ElcomSoft arrived at DefCon9 hacker conference which was held in Alexis Park Hotel in Las Vegas. DefCon conferences were designed for hackers from around the world to meet in Las Vegas and display their skills, while checking the innovations and techniques of other hackers (www.defcon.com). ElcomSoft is a privately owned software development company with headquarters in Moscow, Russia which specializes in Password Recovery software, Advanced Disk catalog, Advanced Registry Tracker and E-Book Processing software....   [tags: Hackers Hacking Computers Technology Essays]

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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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Behind the Stop Online Piracy Act Bill (SOPA): Copyright, Censorhip, and Free Speech

- ... Safe harbors explicitly protected search engines and social networks from prosecution for users’ actions. (Herman, 73) In DMCA host websites are not responsible for users’ copyright violation behaviors and if host websites move users’ illegal materials online after they received notice they will not be charged. But in SOPA these host websites are responsible for everything on their website. They need to filter information users want to express before publication to prevent copyright infringement....   [tags: online, rights, protect]

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Intellectual Property Rights for Software

- Intellectual property rights are normally regional; each region abides by different laws (YU, 2012). Still the software copyright holders can’t attain the patent protection worldwide. As a substitute they obtain the patent rights in each region or country they want to sell these works or products (YU, 2012). This paper will outline what Justification and rights that are obtained and how strong of a defence can be enforced in conjunction with the variations of the Intellectual property rights in each region and country....   [tags: copyright, DVDs, regions]

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Workplace Rights Mandated By U.s. Federal Law

- Workplace rights mandated by U.S. Federal law Mandated employment laws govern employees working in the United States. Some of these laws apply only to businesses that have 15 or more employees. The Department of Labor is the enforcer of such laws and ensures the implementation. Some of the laws that protect workers in the U.S. are Wage and Hour, Workers Compensation, Family Medical Leave, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Americans with Disability Act (“Summary of the, n.d.”). The federal government protects employees of employers with less than 15 workers with the following laws: fair labor, equal pay, employee retirement income security (if the company offers benefits) and the natural...   [tags: Employment, Law, Human rights, Discrimination]

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