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Facebook’s Copyright Hoax: The Truth About Copyright Law, Legal Rights, and What Facebook Is Really Up To

Yesterday, Facebook was all aflurry with copyright notices, each of which referenced the “Berner Convention” and “UCC Section 1-308” and made certain declarations about what Facebook can and cannot do with a user’s information and content. (See the full disclaimer

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Is This Copyright Infringement? 3 Examples and Explanations

“Is this copyright infringement?” This is a question we hear in our copyrighting division more often than any other. I believe this is due to two reasons: (1) Copyright law has not changed significantly for over a decade, while technology

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The Truth About Copyrighting Your Website

Many things can be protected by a copyright: text, images, photographs, videos. But can a website be protected by a copyright? While “website” is not currently a category of intellectual property recognized by the US Copyright Office, it’s made up

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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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