Copyright: The Nuts and Bolts

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Subject:
Social Sciences
Provider:
Rice University
Collection:
Connexions
Level:
Post-secondary
Abstract:

A copyright is the limited protection of the expression of an original idea. These expressions, as defined by Section 102 in Title 17 of the United States Legal Code, include literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, audiovisual, and architectural works in any tangible form. It is important to note that it must be tangible -- copyright law protects the physical representation of ideas. Interesting dilemmas arise from this definition -- for example, one person might have the copyright for the musical notation for a particular song, while another person (or, oftentimes, several different people) might have a copyright for their particular sound recording of the song.

Course Type:
Learning Module
Language:
English
Material Type:
Readings, Syllabi
Media Format:
Text/HTML

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