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The Annals of Copyright No. 8

KEEP YOUR CREATIONS Register Your Valuable Promotional Material with the Copyright Office Promotion and advertising are important parts of the budget of any business, whether for-profit or non-profit. In order to bring in customers, clients, and donors, it is imperative to create and hone your promotional efforts for your target public. Most large companies with […]

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The Annals of Copyright Number 7

Copyright Owners “Make Some Noise” for Infringement of Their Songs Protecting your own copyrights is of paramount importance. See “Annals of Copyright Number 2.” Vigilance in avoiding violations of others’ copyrights is equally necessary to prevent expensive legal disputes. See “The Annals of Copyright Number 3”. Monster Energy has learned this the hard way in […]

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The Annals of Copyright Number 6

Should You Register Your Copyrighted Work? Registration with the U.S. Copyright Office gives the copyright holder the right to file a lawsuit for infringement against an unauthorized user of that work. Title 17 United States Code section 411(a). It also enables the copyright holder to claim and possibly win actual or statutory damages (set amounts […]

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The Annals of Copyright Number 4

Defenses to Copyright Infringement As in any other sort of civil lawsuit, the alleged wrongdoer can prevail in a copyright infringement claim by asserting a valid defense. Common defenses include: 1. Lack of Copyright Notice: Under U.S. law before March 1, 1989, copyright owners were required to put a copyright notice on their works. The […]

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The Annals of Copyright Number 2

You May Have a Copyrighted Work and Don’t Know It If you have ever written a story, poem, novel, essay, research paper, or song, taken a photograph or video, performed music, or been in a play or a film, you were at some point a copyright owner. However, you may not still own those rights […]

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THE ANNALS OF COPYRIGHT NUMBER 1

When In Doubt, Choose Contracts Over Lunch              In a 1990 copyright decision over a sci-fi flick featuring alien frozen yogurt enslaving the human race (yes, that is correct),  federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski  noted that the producer defendant — a “low-budget horror movie mogul” – justified his attempt to use […]

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Copyright Protection

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