What is the definition of copyright law?

Answer Copyright law in the United States consists of the federal statutes and case law that establishes rights and resolves disputes related to "original works of authorship," such as artistic, dramatic,... Read More »

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Definition of a Software Copyright?

United States copyright law recognizes that certain portions of software are protected by copyright law. Like other items protected by copyright law, copyright protection attaches to software as s... Read More »

Do all items have to have the copyright logo to be considered a copyright?

Under U.S. law, copyright protection attaches automatically when a work is created. Use of the © symbol has not been required since 1989. Using the copyright symbol can be beneficial, however, bec... Read More »

Does an item need to have the copyright logo to be considered a copyright item?

According to the U.S. Copyright Office, a work no longer needs the copyright symbol to be considered a copyrighted work. The United States dropped the old rule in 1989 to fit the requirements of th... Read More »

Who needs a copyright?

Anyone who wants to protect intellectual property needs to get a copyright. Copyright protects original works such as artistic, dramatic, musical and literary works. It also protects songs and comp... Read More »