Tag Archive: copyright

Feb 07 2011

Copyright

The other day I was discussing the nature of Copyright with my sister-in-law Gloria (who is an attorney) … I stated that “Copyright is automatic upon creation of a work”. Gloria said I was incorrect … that you had to register for a copyright … and that you had no basis in court unless you …

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Aug 23 2007

Copyright Humor

Who said the U.S. Government doesn’t have a sense of humor? How do I protect my sighting of Elvis? Copyright law does not protect sightings. However, copyright law will protect your photo (or other depiction) of your sighting of Elvis. Just send it to us with a Form VA application and the filing fee. No …

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May 04 2007

Obama & Copyright

As a believer in free content, I salute Senator Obama for his request to license the democratic debates under the Creative Commons (Attribution) license. I am a strong believer in the importance of copyright, especially in a digital age. But there is no reason that this particular class of content needs the protection. We have …

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