This year marks the first in two decades that a significant body of copyrighted work has lost its U.S. copyright protection and fallen into the public domain. Why is that...and what does it mean for scholars and educators?
If you operate a website where you allow either contributors or site visitors to post content or comments, there is something you need to know:
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act serves to police online content, so don't mistakenly error. Protect your organization or client and avoid legal repercussions by following these steps.
Copyright protection is automatic in the US and most of the civilized countries of the world. Create a work of original expression, record it, and monopoly rights vest automatically. If that were all it took, though, pushing the envelope of art, science, or culture by publishing works that build upon what has come before would be impossible.
Copyright Office Requires Update of All
DMCA Agents to Maintain Protection from Liability
You could be in the book publishing business for a very long time and never see one. But if by chance it one day appears, it will likely have come to you in the mail from the Office of the Register of Copyrights.