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Copyright Law

Fair Use, Copyleft All Wrongs Reserved

Copyright is granted in order to promote the 'Progress of Science,' and Useful Arts' is objective of copyright and not to reward the labor of authors. Copyright law assures authors the right to their original expression and encourages others to build upon the ideas and information conveyed by a work.

What is copyright law?
Copyright is a form of protection granted by law for original works of authorship. Copyright law covers both published and unpublished works. Copyright is an intellectual property right and subsists in a range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms. Copyright includes original Literary works, audio recordings, musical compositions and designs.

What copyright law does not protect? Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, or methods of operation. Listings of ingredients in recipes or prescriptions are not subject to copyright protection.

When does protection begin? The moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form work is under copyright protection.

Is registration necessary to be protected?
Registration is voluntary. Is registration necessary to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work.

Sweat of the Brow Doctrine

WIPO Copyright Treaty

Idea-expression Divide

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

First Sale Doctrine

Crown Copyright

Common Law Copyright Doctrine

Moral Rights

Works Made For Hire

Australian Copyright Law

Canadian Copyright Law

China PRC Copyright Law

European Union Copyright Law

French Copyright Law

German Copyright Law

Hong Kong Copyright Law

Indian Copyright Law

Japanese Copyright Law

Netherlands Copyright Law

Philippine Copyright Law

Polish Copyright Law

Russian Copyright Law

Spanish Copyright Law

Switzerland Copyright Law

UK Copyright Law

US Copyright Law

Books On Copyright Law

Copyright Law in the Digital Society: The Challenges of Multimedia by Tanya Frances Aplin.

Writer's Guide to Copyright & Law: Learn What Rights You Have as a Writer and How to Enjoy Them; What Obligations You Have, and How to Comply with The - by Helen Shay.

Copyright And Other Fairy Tales: Hans Christian Andersen And the Commodification of Creativity by Helle Porsdam.

Patent, Trademark, And Copyright Laws (Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws) (Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws) by Jeffrey M. Samuels.

A Treatise On The Law Of Copyright: In Books, Dramatic And Musical Compositions, Letters, And Other Manuscripts, Engravings And Sculupture - by George Ticknor Curtis

Internet Surf and Turf Revealed: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media - by Barbara M. Waxer, Marsha Baum

Copyright Catechism: Practical Answers to Everyday School Dilemmas - by Carol Simpson.

Choice of Law in Copyright and Related Rights: Alternativesto the Lex Protectionis (Information Law) by Mireille Van Eechoud, Mireille M. M. Van Eechoud.

Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference (Patent, Copyright and Trademark) by Richard Stim

Fair Use, Free Use, And Use by Permission: How to Handle Copyrights in All Media - by Lee Wilson.

Antitrust, Patents And Copyright: EU And US Perspectives (New Horizons in Competition Law and Economics) - by Francois Leveque (Editor), Howard A. Shelanski (Editor)

Copyright cases and Materials 6th ed, Case Supplement and Statutory Appendix -
by Robert A. Gorman, Jane C. Ginsburg

Unfair Competition, Trademark, Copyright and Patent Selescted Statutes and International Agreements Supplement - Paul Goldstein

Copyright And Human Rights: Freedom Of Expression, Intellectual Property, Privacy (Information Law Series) - by Paul L. C. Torremans (Editor)

Copyright Law Is Obsolete by Anna Mancini

Copyright For Schools: A Practical Guide - by Carol Mann Simpson

Copyright and Free Speech : Comparative and International Analyses - by Jonathan Griffiths, Uma Suthersanen

The Copyright Handbook: How To Protect & Use Written Works - Stephen Fishman

Rajrathnam V P, Attorney/Advocate and IPR Consultant