Archive for the 'Copyright' Category

Is It In the Public Domain? Answer These 5 Questions to Calculate a Works Copyright Term

By Barbara Andrade Imagine you’ve found an interesting old book and want to republish it. You’re thinking of building a website based on it — maybe a membership site. Before you go ahead, you need to know if the book still protected by copyright or in the public domain in the U.S. How do you […]

Software Licensing and Copyright Protection

By CJ Sio Every year there are billions of dollars loses due to software piracy, and the figure is increasing double digits each year. So, if you are a software developer, how would you prevent your software from being stolen? Software is your high valuable intellectual property. So, it must be protected from illegal usage […]

Copyrights, Are They For Us Or Against Us?

By James C. Tanner Ever since the 2007 to 2008 Writer’s strike, a great deal of discussion and comment is being made pertaining to the subject of copyright protection and infringements. Governments are quickly trying to bring Federal laws up to date to provide stronger protection to those who are now producing digital products. A […]

The Defining and Implementing Fair Use

By Calissa Hatton Fair Use is the term that is used to describe the right to use copyrighted materials for a few purposes. These purposes might be for criticism, for commenting, news reporting, for teaching, for education or for research. To determine what is fair use, it really depends on the purpose the copyrighted work […]

Create Videos or Audio Tapes of Content From the Public Domain

By Avril Harper Many people using public domain information look for the fastest way possible to profit, and that usually means selling the original public domain product ‘as is’, making no changes at all, and generally they end up sharing the market for information products with other lazy marketers. There is an easier way. Let […]