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  • Copyright

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    - What is the difference between a patent and a copyright? A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted to an inventor for a defined period of time. These rights are given in exchange of the public disclosure of the invention. It is something you apply for when you create something that is physical such as a product or a process. Concretely, it can be a technological object, a new drug, etc. Copyright, on the other hand, is something that deals with intellectual property and is applied right

  • Copyrights

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    sharing technology is just a new ‘enemy' in the eyes of big business and a scapegoat for copyright infringement, just as the cassette tape, the radio, and VHS have been in the past. In the 2001 Information & Communications Technology Law Journal, Vol 10, No. 3 author Maria Anestopoulou attempts to connect the relationships between the newfound popularity of the MP3 (file sharing) and the legal implications of copyright infringement that accompany them. Through explanations of the technology and the analysis

  • The Copyright Law

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    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or his assignee to print, publish or sell copies of his original work" Copyright is a law that protects published and unpublished work that you can see, hear and touch, from being reproduced without prior consent from the creator of the work.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

  • Copyright Essay

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    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. Under Irish Copyright law, protection extends to original literary, dramatic

  • Copyright and the Internet

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    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

  • Piracy Of Copyright

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    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

  • The Purpose of Copyright

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    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. The fact that copyrights are creating such an upheaval should not be attributed to over exaggeration. Instead, we must see this as a sign that copyrights as they are currently

  • Copyright Protection Is A Limit Theory For Copyright

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    Copyright protection has no single theory that fully justifies its existence, nor can it. No two authors are the same and as such they are all motivated and incentivised in different ways; any justification for copyright in Anglo-American jurisprudence must be multifaceted to be able to fully justify the use of copyright. This essay will first explore the economic incentive theory for copyright, praising its effectiveness in commercial areas but ultimately finding that, especially in the age of the

  • Copyright in Cyberspace

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    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

  • International Copyright

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    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. Although these rights, and the laws that went along with them, developed in many countries around the same time in history international copyright would take substantially longer to develop. International copyright law is an evolution of thought