The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was enacted in 1998 to update copyright law in matters dealing with the electronic/digital environment. Its principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions.Continue Reading

Copyright protection on music typically lasts throughout the life of the composer from the time the work was created until death plus another 50 years thereafter or 75 years from publication or 100 years from creation. Let’s make it clear: when you download copyrighted MP3 music, you pay for theContinue Reading

If you make a short film that includes someone singing “Happy Birthday to You,” until recently you could expect to pay a hefty licensing fee to Warner Music Group – or a heftier fine, if you used it without permission. A class action suit is currently trying to change that.Continue Reading

For those who are unsure about if it is a possibility to change the name on a U.S. copyright, the answer’s yes, and copyright laws are put together so that it really is rather hassle-free to achieve. Indeed, a lot of people convert their own copyrights to get used byContinue Reading

What, exactly, is a copyright? A copyright is a type of intellectual property protection on certain eligible works. These works include (but are not limited to): Literary Works (books, website copy, articles, short stories, etc.) 2-Dimensional Artwork (painting, photography, graphic design, etc.) Performing Arts (screenplays, lyrics, etc.) Sound Recordings (music,Continue Reading