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The copyright rights to a work expire--or the work wasn't registered! Expiration occurs 70 years after death, for instance Shakespeare, Mozart, and Van Gough.

Using someone's copyrighted work without his / her permission can land you in a lawsuit. You could be fined and even face criminal charges too! If you get permission and the purpose you are borrowing the piece for is not something that will earn profit, that person may grant you access free of charge (or you may have to pay them a fee).

When the item you are taking from an original author is for a teaching tool, or if the material is to give some sort of report on a matter, or possibly to critique a subject, and when there's no monetary exchange--these are some of the main purposes for a work to be used fairly in the hands of another.

ANYONE! You do not have to be famous or even be an adult, but you do have to be careful to fill out the correct form which you can easily access online, then provide 2 copies of your work along with $35-45 depending on the type of artestry.

It takes approximately 16 weeks after properly filing for a work to offically get the copyright stamp of approval. You may not pursue someone in court unless you have registered prior to that person copying you. That person must have been able to see your work somehow first, then produced something too closely related, which is not defined in a clearcut manner actually.

Something tangible a person creates, an item like a song, short story, play computer program, etc. That person is entitled to the rights of it and protection. He or she immediately owns the material without formally registering it; however, in order to file a lawsuit you must do the paperwork...

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were sued due to violating a copyright when producing the infamous song "Blurred Lines" (caution--graphic content). Here is a link to a recent Huffington Post article concerning the


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This is the video of the song by Marvin Gaye that 'Blurred Lines' was "substantially similar" to...

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