Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of typical licensing agreements, part of Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive.
- I've given an overview of end-user license agreements…in the context of software and the Internet.…You should be starting to realize…that everything on the web belongs to someone,…and that your use of everything is subject to a license.…This means you cannot assume…that anything you find on the Internet is free for your use.…For example, images you find on the Internet…are not public domain simply because they are on the web.…Photos were taken by someone who owns the rights,…and the rights are probably still with that party,…or the rights have been assigned to someone…who owns the licenses for those rights.…
For example, most photos on the Internet…are owned by a licensing company that charges fees…for the use of the images,…and those fees may vary…depending on what you use the photo for.…It's not terribly expensive to license photos…for use on a basic website.…Getty Images and other licensors offer low-price photos…on a one-time royalty basis.…This is a very common license.…If you take a photo from the Internet…
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- Explain why you should file for copyright certification.
- Determine what course of action will guarantee the end of infringement?
- Relate copyright to the purchase of software.
- Define public domain.
- List what you need to send the Copyright Office for copyright certification.