Two more myths about copyright that just won’t die

Intellectual Property

I want to tackle everyone’s favorite copyright violation excuse, ‘Fair Use.’In this second post on copyright myths that persist despite facts to the contrary, I want to tackle everyone’s favorite copyright violation excuse, “Fair Use.” This, and some related myths, will be covered in this post. If you have any general questions about intellectual property, …

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Idea vs. Expression – What is protected under copyright law?

Intellectual Property

The work must merely be an independent creation of the author, even if it is substantially similar to that of another authorUnder U.S. copyright law, “original works of authorship” are protected for a limited time. Copyright gives the author the exclusive right to copy, distribute, perform, display and create derivative works from this original work. …

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