Monthly Archives: July 2012

How to Stop Copyright Infringement Without Being a Jerk

You’re a creative artist, and you’re proud of your work. If you find out that someone is using it without permission (giving away free downloads, for example, or releasing bad covers of your songs without asking permission), you are, understandably,

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Copyright Ownership: Who Is the Rightful Owner of New Works?

The question of who owns a copyright depends entirely on the specifics surrounding the creation of the material. Let’s look at a few common circumstances to shed some light on how copyright ownership is determined. By default, the copyright is

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To Copyright or Not to Copyright: Three Reasons to Register Today

While it’s true that anything copyrightable is automatically copyrighted by its creator (it’s true; check out our previous post, “Copyright Basics”) and that an official US Copyright Office registration is not legally required, it’s important that you understand how your

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Copyright Basics: A Beginner’s Guide

Copyright law can be confusing, but don’t worry—once you have a solid grasp on a few copyright basics, everything else is a little easier to understand. Let’s look at some of the fundamentals to get you started! What types of

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