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10 Big Myths about copyright explained

10 Big Myths about copyright explained
See EFF notes on fair use and links from it for a detailed answer, but bear the following in mind: The "fair use" exemption to (U.S.) copyright law was created to allow things such as commentary, parody, news reporting, research and education about copyrighted works without the permission of the author. That's vital so that copyright law doesn't block your freedom to express your own works -- only the ability to appropriate other people's. Fair use is generally a short excerpt and almost always attributed. Note that most inclusion of text in followups and replies is for commentary, and it doesn't damage the commercial value of the original posting (if it has any) and as such it is almost surely fair use. The "fair use" concept varies from country to country, and has different names (such as "fair dealing" in Canada) and other limitations outside the USA. Facts and ideas can't be copyrighted, but their expression and structure can. See the DMCA alert for recent changes in the law. False.

Drug War Clock | DrugSense Researchers examining the effectiveness of ONDCP's anti-drug media campaign reported: "The NSPY [National Survey of Parents and Youth] did not find significant reductions in marijuana use either leading up to or after the Marijuana campaign for youth 12 to 18 years old between 2002 and 2003. Indeed there was evidence for an increase in past month and past year use among the target audience of 14- to 16-year-olds, although it appears that the increase was already in place in the last half of 2002, before the launch of the Marijuana Initiative. It will be worthwhile to track whether the nonsignificant decline from the second half of 2002 through the first half of 2003 is the beginning of a true trend. Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright Issues Affecting the U.S. Government CENDI/2008-1 October 8, 2008 Author, under the U.S. Berne Convention1 is the Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, signed at Berne, Switzerland, on September 9, 1886, and all acts, protocols, and revisions to these documents. Clearance - see Permission Collective work is a work, such as a periodical issue, anthology, or encyclopedia, in which a number of contributions, constituting separate and independent works in themselves, are assembled into a collective whole. Compilation is a work formed by the collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected, coordinated, or arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of authorship. Copyright refers to the exclusive rights granted to an author or owner of a copyrightable work. Derivative Work refers to a work that is based on, or modifies, one or more preexisting works.

GenBank Overview How to Flex Your Rights During Police Encounters Frequently Asked Questions What is group registration of unpublished works? What does “GRAM” stand for? How do I register musical works (with or without lyrics) with the same application? How do I register sound recordings with the same application? Can I register a work that was previously published as a single before it was published on the album? How do I register photographs, artwork, or liner notes with the same application? What’s the difference between a “musical work” and a “sound recording”? Can I register a musical work (with or without lyrics) and sound recordings with the same group registration application? Can I register musical works (with or without lyrics), photographs, artwork, and liner notes with the same application? Where can I learn about this group registration option? When did this change go into effect? When was this change announced? Do I need to submit my claim through the electronic registration system? Where do I find information about the online registration system? What is a collective work?

Holidays and Other Dates in the US Secular Calendar First published on 1996 July 15; last updated 2001 January 4 by Marcos J. Montes. Holidays Covered | Algorithms Used | References Output You will a receive a listing of the holidays covered below. Federal Holidays & Government Documents THIS SECTION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS GOVERNMENT RULES CHANGE. Official rules covering Federal Holidays in the USA may be found at the Office of Personnel Management. The following information in this section (in red on most browsers, and between horizontal rules) is courtesy the OPM. In-Lieu of Holidays: When a holiday falls on a nonworkday outside a full-time employee's basic workweek, the day to be treated as his or her holiday is the first workday preceding the nonworkday except, if the nonworkday is Sunday, the next workday is the holiday. Government Publications: The statutory listing of legal public holidays--along with statutory requirements-- is found in section 6103 of title 5 of the United States Code. Dates NOT Covered by this Calendar Algorithms

UVB-76 Live Stream Blog EFF: Fair Use FAQ Last updated: 6:00pm PST, 2002-03-21 » More in depth information about Fair Use issues can be found at Chilling Effects 1. What is Fair Use? In essence, fair use is a limitation on the exclusive rights of copyright holders. The Copyright Act gives copyright holders the exclusive right to reproduce works for a limited time period. 2. Copyright law embodies a bargain: Congress gave copyright holders a set of six exclusive rights for a limited time period, and gave to the public all remaining rights in creative works. The public's right to make fair use of copyrighted works is a long-established and integral part of US copyright law. 3. There are no clear-cut rules for deciding what's fair use and there are no "automatic" classes of fair uses. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes -- Courts are more likely to find fair use where the use is for noncommercial purposes. 4. 5. 6. - Largest Free Public Records Directory UVB-76 UVB-76, also known as "the Buzzer", is the nickname given by radio listeners to a shortwave radio station that broadcasts on the frequency 4625 kHz.[1][2] It broadcasts a short, monotonous buzz tone , repeating at a rate of approximately 25 tones per minute, 24 hours per day.[1] Sometimes, the buzzer signal is interrupted and a voice transmission in Russian takes place.[3] The first reports were made of a station on this frequency in 1982.[4] Its origins have been traced to Russia, and although several theories with varying degrees of plausibility exist, its actual purpose has never been officially confirmed and remains a source of speculation.[5] The name[edit] Format[edit] A spectrum for UVB-76 showing the suppressed lower sideband. The station transmits using AM with a suppressed lower sideband (R3E), but it has also used full double-sideband AM (A3E). Voice messages[edit] Sometimes the buzzing sound is interrupted and a voice message is broadcast. Unusual transmissions[edit] "Я – 143.

Fair Use Frequently Asked Questions | Center for Media & Social Impact By Pat Aufderheide, Peter Jaszi, Maura Ugarte and Michael Miller If I want to use something under fair use, do I have to ask permission, give credit, or use a disclaimer? What is the appropriate length of a clip to fair use? I heard that if you use ten percent of the original length then it's okay. Does it matter if you are a non-profit organization vs. a commercial organization? Isn’t there some material that isn’t copyrighted out there? What about trademark? Isn't fair use just stealing? Has the Statement ever been used in court? I want to use footage, but don't have access to it. Does fair use apply to still photos, book covers, newspapers, and other non-film items? Does the Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices apply to fiction film? How does fair use work internationally? How does fair use apply to release forms and all that stuff? If I want to use something under fair use, do I have to ask permission, give credit, or use a disclaimer? What about trademark? Isn't fair use just stealing?

Area Code Listing, by Number The cities listed with each area code are the major cities for that area code; this originated as the city in which the switch computer for that area code is located, but is no longer the case. The cities listed are not intended to be exhaustive. This list is updated only when an Internet user informs me of a (pending) change. There are no special data sources from which this is generated -- just the cooperation of the Net. I do not have anything to do with phone companies etc; I do research in computer security, and this is just a random service for/of/by the Internet community. See also the listing by state/country and the NANPA data. * indicates that daylight savings time is not observed. "split" refers to a service area served by one area code being subdivided into two or more areas, with the original area code serving one of the subdivisions and new areacode(s) serving the other(s). The split/overlay information is not exhaustive.

This site is helpful because it clears up misconceptions that a person may have about copyright. by annambaker Feb 5