Copyright

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Copyright

Protected: "original works of authorship" that are fixed in a tangible form of expression. Copyrightable works include the following: literary works.Not Protected: Law protects the expression of facts and ideas, not the ideas and facts themselves. Works that have not been fixed to a tangible medium are just ideas. Ideas are fair game for everyone to express in their own words.

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Glog By: Courtney Coleman

Fair Use

The doctrine that brief excerpts of copyrighted material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.4 Factors & Reasons/Purposes 1. The purpose and character of your use.2. The nature of the copyrighted work.3. The amount and substantiality of the portion taken.4. The effect of the use upon the potential market.

Vanilla Ice VS David Bowie & Freddie Mercury Case: Vanilla Ice had a hit, in 1991, with Ice Ice Baby — it sampled but did not credit the song Under Pressure by David Bowie and Queen. Though at first denying it, Vanilla Ice later retracted the statement saying it was “a joke”. Facing a lawsuit by the duo, Vanilla Ice fessed to sampling the work.

Outcome: The case was settled privately out of court with Ice paying an undeclared sum of money and crediting Bowie/Queen on the track.

The state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.

Protection?

A judge is the only person qualified to say your use of a work is fair. Thus, you can never really know for sure if your use is fair until you are taken to court for copyright infringement for it and a judge rules that it is or is not. While this sounds disheartening, the law does provide factors that you can use to help you decide if your intended use might be fair or not. This in turn can inform your decision to either go ahead with the use or not.

Limitaions Under Fair Use

The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

Copyright? How Long Does It Last?


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