Copyrights

See how copyrights can protect your creative work, and know how to handle infringements, license agreements, and more.

How the Copyright Alert System Discourages Illegal Downloads

Content creators have partnered with major Internet Service Providers to develop the Copyright Alert System, which identifies users who download…

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Copyright Law's First Sale Doctrine

In early 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided a case involving a longstanding principle known as the first sale doctrine, which allows the…

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Securing Copyright Protection: The Importance of Doing Your Research

If you want to apply for copyright protection, you need to conduct a copyright search. This article explains how you should conduct a search if you…

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Reprinted with Permission: Requesting Permission to Reproduce Published Material

If you are going to use someone else's written work, you will need to make sure that you have permission to do so. Here is how you get it and what…

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Understanding Copyright Limitations

Copyright law protects the rights of writers and creators of creative work. Learn what can and cannot be copyrighted and exceptions to the law.

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Parody vs. Satire in Copyright Law

Parody and satire not only have different meanings, they are also treated differently under the law. Here's what you need to know.

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Copyleft vs. Open Source

Are copyleft and open source the same? Kind of. Learn how the two differ and whether one is right for your software project.

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Getting Permission to Reproduce Copyrighted Images

Are you planning to use images, such as photographs, videos, or drawings, for advertising or other commercial purposes? If you did not create the…

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Managing Your Digital Publishing Rights

Knowledge is power. Understanding digital publishing rights is crucial if you want to be a successful digital publisher. Learn some of the ways you…

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Reprinted with Permission: Getting and Giving Consent to Reprint Images

At some point or another, we all find a photo that we either want to republish or reprint. But don't do it without first obtaining permission. And…

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