What is software, book and music copyright?

Answer Authors who write software, books, and music have rights protected under the United States Copyright Act, as long as they are "original" to the author, and "fixed in tangible form." These rights la... Read More »

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What is the difference between a book&software copyright?

The U.S. Copyright Office describes both books and computer programs as "literary works" under the broad definitions in copyright law. But how books and software are registered for copyright differ... Read More »

What Is the Copyright Act As it Pertains to Software?

The Copyright Act was updated in 1980 to include software (the terminology in the code is "computer program") as a protected category listed under literary works. Subsequent changes to the code cla... Read More »

What is the number line on the copyright page of a book?

A book's number line, also known as a printer's key, indicates the printed edition of a book. For most books, the lowest number shown in the number line is that particular book's edition. For examp... Read More »

What is music copyright?

Every song from Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" to Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" is copyrighted in order to officially register, publish and protect music from unauthorized performance and plagiarism.H... Read More »