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Orphan Works

Orphan Works

Orphan works cause a problem For Libraries & Museums. Orphan works are those copyright protected works for which the copyright holders or authors cannot be reached. Even though the name of the...

Database Copyright Protection

Database Copyright Protection

A database right is a type of intellectual property right which came into being in 1996 in the European Union. No registration is required for a database right. Just as copyright it is automatically...

Moral Rights in Copyright

Moral Rights in Copyright

Moral rights refer to rights under copyright laws that protect the rights of the creators of the work. These rights fall within the scope of civil law and include rights such as the right to have a...

Orphan Works

Related Rights in Copyright

Related rights as a term is used to describe rights in copyright not connected to the real author of the work. The related rights can for instance, have bearing on the rights of broadcasters and...

Understanding Authors’ Rights

Understanding Authors’ Rights

The phrase of Authors’ Rights refers to copyright laws which protect the rights of authors. Although the term “authors’ rights” is used it can mean the artist, architect, musician, songwriter,...

Moral Rights in Copyright

Copyright Myths Exposed

In many instances copyright infringement takes place simply because of ignorance and misconceptions. A few guidelines are provided below to help you avoid copyright infringement. Work on the...

Moral Rights in Copyright

Copying & Distribution of Materials

Few people understand the laws surrounding copying of copyright protected works. Music works are protected under Copyright Law and although copying of music from the website or any source may be...

Orphan Works

Copyright Infringement Questions

Some of the most common Copyright Infringement Questions are briefly answered below: Is a website owner responsible for the copyright infringement on their website if a user has uploaded copyright...

Moral Rights in Copyright

Copyright as Property Right explained

Copyright is governed by a set of intellectual property laws. Just as patents, trademarks, and designs are types of property rights, so must one respect copyright a property right. A right means...

Compensation for digital works

Compensation for digital works

An Alternative Compensation System is a proposal for an alternative means for ensuring the authors still receive income from the digitally produced works while the works are digitally produced on a...

Moral Rights in Copyright

Copyright on the content of Patents

Copyright on the content of patents is still new and legislation differs from country to country. In the USA you can obtain copyright on the content of patent applications if you include a specific...

Database Copyright Protection

Copyright Infringement of Software

Copyright infringement of software is often referred to in the slang way as software piracy. Not all copyright infringement of software is piracy though as there are several means to commit such...

Orphan Works

Anti-Copyright Sentiments on the Increase

Anti-copyright groups exist all over the world. The term refers to opposition by groups regarding current copyright laws. Copyright protects the author and creator of original works which are...

Does copyright on Typefaces exist?

Does copyright on Typefaces exist?

Not all countries recognise copyright on typefaces. The typeface consists of one or more fonts in specific sizes specifically created for stylistic coherence. The typeface consists of the...

Database Copyright Protection

Digital freedom under the spotlight

In 2006, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), together with other related groups, launched a Digital Freedom campaign to promote fair use rights which would benefit the consumers. It started...

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