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Mekne. Mythos. Online Intellectual Property. GOVERNMENT SERVICES. USEFUL STUFF. EPO - Home. Welcome to iCopyright - Welcome to the Frontpage. Online Services (eCO: Electronic Copyright Office) Security For site security and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, deny service, otherwise cause damage or access non-public information. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the United States criminal code (18 U.S.C. 1030). Information regarding possible violations of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Privacy: Copyright Public Records Personally identifying information, such as your address, telephone number, and email address, that is submitted on the registration application becomes part of the public record. Inventor Resources | Everyday Edisons. Patent Lens Home. Copyright Awareness Week. The goal of this event is to encourage teachers from all subject areas to teach students basic concepts about copyright during Copyright Awareness Week. We hope that through this understanding, students will be more appreciative of the efforts of creative people and the protections the law affords them. Many people are avid users of copyrighted materials such as music, film, books, magazines, art and photographs, but they have little or no understanding about how these works are protected or why our forefathers felt copyright protections should be included in our constitution. We hope that you will enjoy learning about this important subject and that you will encourage other students, teachers and parents to engage in the study of copyright during Copyright Awareness Week.

We are always looking for new ideas to share with other teachers and students. Please email us and let us know what your class studied during Copyright Awareness Week. How Shapeways 3D Printing Works. Safe Creative: Copyright Registry. The IP Exporter | Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in a Globalized Market. U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright law of the United States. The Copyright Law of the United States intends to encourage the creation of art and culture by rewarding authors and artists with a set of exclusive rights. Federal Copyright law grants authors and artists the exclusive right to make and sell copies of their works, the right to create derivative works, and the right to perform or display their works publicly.

These exclusive rights are subject to a time limit, and generally expire 70 years after the author's death. US Copyright law is governed by the federal Copyright Act of 1976. The constitution explicitly grants Congress the power to create copyright law. Specifically, Congress has the power: 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.

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, (the Copyright Clause) History[edit] Colonial era[edit] Copyright Clause of the Constitution[edit] Early federal copyright law[edit] Information Circulars, Factsheets, and FLs. Forms. Alternate Registration Method Registration with Paper Forms The fee for a basic registration using one of these forms is $65 payable by check or money order. Form CON (continuation sheet for applications) is also still available in paper. Paper forms are also available by postal mail upon request. Short forms are no longer available online. Literary Form TX Visual Arts Form VA Performing Arts Form PA Sound Recordings Form SR Single Serials Form SE Continuation Sheet Form CON — Continuation Sheet used in conjunction with forms above when more space is necessary. Types of Applications that Must Be Completed on Paper Certain applications must be completed on paper and mailed to the Copyright Office with the appropriate fee and deposit. Copyright Office application forms are available in PDF format and should be viewed with the latest, free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Forms submitted to the Copyright Office must be clear, legible, and on good quality 8.5-inch by 11-inch white paper. United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent Searching Database. Patent Lens - Free Full-Text Patent Search.

Patent Laws Around the World. This webpage provides links to patent offices around the world and tutorials on patent laws in different countries and regions. We invite you to provide us with more news and views about the laws in your country or region (e-mail or make a posting in our Forum). Many countries accept national phase patent applications based on "world patent applications" (WO publications) made under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) maintains a database of WO published international patent applications (also known as PCT applications). The Patent Lens database has all the WO publications for the life sciences.

Many of these patent applications correspond to patents that are later granted in multiple countries, but many are never granted in any country. Patents are specific to particular jurisdictions. However, there are many traps to be avoided. Category:United States intellectual property law. Category:Copyright law by country. International Copyright. International Copyright There is no such thing as an “international copyright” that will automatically protect an author’s writings throughout the world. Protection against unauthorized use in a particular country depends on the national laws of that country. However, most countries offer protection to foreign works under certain conditions that have been greatly simplified by international copyright treaties and conventions. There are two principal international copyright conventions, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention) and the Universal Copyright Convention (UCC).

The United States became a member of the Berne Convention on March 1, 1989. Even if a work cannot be brought under an international convention, protection may be available in other countries by virtue of a bilateral agreement between the United States and other countries or under specific provision of a country’s national laws. FL-100, Reviewed November 2009. International copyright agreements. While no creative work is automatically protected worldwide, there are international treaties which provide protection automatically for all creative works as soon as they are fixed in a medium. There are two primary international copyright agreements, the Buenos Aires Convention and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.

Berne Convention[edit] The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (also referred to as just the Berne Convention) requires protection for all creative works in a fixed medium be automatic, and last for at least 50 years after the author's death for any work except for photographic and cinematographic works. Photographic works are tied to a minimum of 25 years. Cinematographic works are protected for 50 years after first showing, or 50 years after creation if it hasn't been shown within 50 years after the creation.

Buenos Aires Convention[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Sample DMCA Take Down Letter. It just came to my attention earlier today that someone had copied an entire article from and posted it to their own website last week. How is it possible that anyone doesn’t realize that you just cannot do that? More likely, it is known that you cannot do that but people do it figuring they won’t get caught. One of the most frequent questions I would get from my former law students was “how do you ever learn that someone is infringing”" or “how would you ever know what someone it thinking?” For those areas of law where motive matters, luckily those who are malicious also tend to be rather stupid. While they don’t necessarily need to tell you they fired you because you are African American, female or disabled, so many people revel in their own bigotry (and stupidity) and just cannot help themselves.

Online copyright infringement is rampant, everyone knows that. You must send this notice in writing to the webhosting company, which you can learn through a WHOIS lookup. Intellectual property. Creative Commons. What is a 'protected commons'? A protected commons provides a secure platform where discussion concerning an invention or improvement can take place without the invalidation of future patent applications, or the misappropriation of information by third parties. How does a ‘protected commons’ differ from the public domain? Information that is publicly disclosed outside the context of a patent application has entered the public domain.

Information that has been deposited in the public domain may be readily misappropriated, because those with resources can most rapidly analyse and define utilities for it, and then cover these utilities and any improvements on them with patent applications to prevent others from using them. Thus, open access to information "in the public domain" does not guarantee open capability to use it. How does a ‘protected commons’ differ from patenting? Commons:Licensing. For the country by country licensing rules, please see Commons:Copyright rules by territory. A quick introduction This file has annotations. Move the mouse pointer over the image to see them. Acceptable licenses A copyright license is a formal permission stating who may use a copyrighted work and how they may use it.

A license can only be granted by the copyright holder, which is usually the author (photographer, painter or similar). This cartoon explains why Commons does not accept "noncommercial" licenses. All copyrighted material on Commons (not in the public domain) must be licensed under a free license that specifically and irrevocably allows anyone to use the material for any purpose; simply writing that "the material may be used freely by anyone" or similar isn't sufficient. Sometimes, authors wish to release a lower quality version of an image or video under a free license, while applying stricter terms to higher quality versions. Multi-licensing Well-known licenses Scope of licensing. Creative Commons Legal Code. License 1. Definitions "Adaptation" means a work based upon the Work, or upon the Work and other pre-existing works, such as a translation, adaptation, derivative work, arrangement of music or other alterations of a literary or artistic work, or phonogram or performance and includes cinematographic adaptations or any other form in which the Work may be recast, transformed, or adapted including in any form recognizably derived from the original, except that a work that constitutes a Collection will not be considered an Adaptation for the purpose of this License.

For the avoidance of doubt, where the Work is a musical work, performance or phonogram, the synchronization of the Work in timed-relation with a moving image ("synching") will be considered an Adaptation for the purpose of this License. 2. 3. The above rights may be exercised in all media and formats whether now known or hereafter devised. 4. You may Distribute or Publicly Perform the Work only under the terms of this License. 5.

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