Illegal movie downloads, most people know someone who has dabbled in it however not many people are aware of the legality and problems that may arise when downloading movies illegally online. With the vast amount of content that has been made freely available online it is no wonder why some people do experiment in downloading… Continue reading Illegally Downloading Movies – You Do the Crime, You Do the Time
Copyright/Licensing Info: U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8 empowers Congress to “promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” -the basis of copyright laws of today In today’s visual world, the work created by a graphic designer… Continue reading Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer
As you probably know, and this is already happening in Europe; publishers, music companies, and film companies want to have websites pulled down, ISPs fined and/or shut down if they are found to have copyrighted material on them. As a writer, this sounds like a good idea to me, because I can’t tell you how… Continue reading Copyright Violations Work Both Ways on the Internet
The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It’s your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly,… Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright
Nowadays, due to the advance technologies developed by us, life has became easy and quick. Now it’s easy to shop as well you don’t need to carry a huge amount of money and go for shopping or to deposit it in banks. You just have to carry a credit card with you. Your bank gives… Continue reading How to Protect Your Credit Rights?
As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every… Continue reading What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?
For a photographer who makes his or her living from licensing copies of our work, it’s frustrating to see just how easily images can be downloaded from websites, shared on social media, or otherwise used without consent or compensation. Even worse, to have one’s personal likeness and photos fraudulently used to create a fake identity.… Continue reading Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft
There is no standard definition for “Copyright Awareness”. However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious… Continue reading What Is Copyright Awareness?
From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property. Therefore, in business, everything, from… Continue reading Copyright Books and Songs in India