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    In recent news, there has been a lot of concern over how Copyright Laws are defined and enforced, and exactly how Fair Use contributes to the discussion. In the United States, Copyright Laws are put in place to protect people who create new works such as music, art, literature, or computer programs, in order to provide and secure the original owner the right to reproduce and sell their work for profit. However, recent examples have shown that, although they can beneficial to those who produce creative works, Copyright Laws can be abused and used to the detriment of businesses and other content creators. Despite being protected under the Fair Use doctrine of the Copyright Act, many content makers on various creative platforms, such as YouTube,…

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    Copyright law covers sections 101 through 122 of Title 17 in the United States Code. Copyright Law is defined as the legal right to use, print, film, publish, or copy anything that another author/producer has created by permission. Copyright Law is meant to protect media that someone has produced from being stolen, and to prevent others for taking credit for someone else’s work. Consequences for attempting copyright infringement include payment for the damage to profits, fees for all the…

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    How To End Copyright Laws

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    the advent of laws to protect works and their creators, a fine line has developed between protecting original creators and allowing people to make transformative works based off the original creators content through fair use. With reviews and spinoffs all being at risk in copyright law. The history of copyright law began when early printers of books were granted certain monopolies and rights relating to the reproduction of all or part of those books. While copyright laws in the beginning only…

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    Dot Com court case as your guide. The Ethical and Moral Stand Points for Downloading Copyright Material Gillian Ellison Southern Institute of Technology – Invercargill Campus | Table of Contents | FAQs | | Rationale | Sections | Section Headings | Title | Authors and Affiliation | Abstract| Introduction| Methods| Results| Discussion | Acknowledgments| Literature Cited | Appendices ABSTRACT It is easy to find valid arguments for both sides of this debate, but much harder to decide Although…

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    According to the dictionary, copyright refers to the exclusive rights that protect the works of authors, artists, and composers from being reproduced, performed, or distributed by others without permission. The artist or the owner of the copyright has the right to reproduce their protected work as well as to replicate copies and sell them, exhibit their work to the public, etc. Copyright’s main focus is to protect how the author has expressed his or her concept or idea; it does not protect the…

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    protected, pursuant to section 102 (b). Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. §§ 102(b) (2012). The question then becomes, whether Appellants attempted to reflect the style of Gaye’s piece, or whether they attempted to build on an already completed composition to create a derivative song that paralleled the original, pursuant to section 103. Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. §§ 103 (2012). 6a. Copyright infringement via Derivative Works Creating a derivative work would mean that Appellants had in…

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    Fair Use Research Paper

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    something original without borrowing from someone else’s ideas. One of the ways that people combine originality and previously published works is through mashups or remixing. Even though some of these works are protected under copyright, do we still have the right to use this pervious material to create something new? In order to determine the answer, we must first look the definitions of intellectual property, copyright, and the public domain. If one has the blessing of succeeding in…

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    Arguments Against SOPA

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    In October of 2011 Texas Representative Lamar Smith introduced the Stop Online Piracy Act to the United States House of Representatives. The bill boasts heightened copyright laws that claim to protect free speech and creativity while it actually accomplishes the opposite. Online service providers, or OSPs, are the target of SOPA legislation. SOPA places liability for copyright law infringing content on innocent corporations that merely provide a platform for users to share content. Most…

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    government. To put it in a nutshell, everything deals with how intellectual property, mainly copyright, has increasingly becoming a higher priority than before due to the vastness and intricacy of internet. Copyright originates from the U.S.…

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    Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. under article 1 section 3 of the Constitution fair use is covered and copyright law is covered in section 108, the fair use law goes in effect when you are using a piece of someone else's piece of work for educational…

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