Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding licenses, part of Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive.
- There are a couple of ways…to transfer rights in a copyright.…Typically, rights are transferred by assignment.…An assignment is a total transfer…of your rights in a copyright.…Sometimes a copyright owner will assign…his or her rights as part of the sale of a business.…For example, when you sell a software business,…you would sell all of your copyrights…and the software as part of the sale.…You can also assign your rights…in any particular individual copyright.…In order to sell the copyright,…you must assign it in writing.…
If you sell the work itself,…you're not selling the copyright.…For example, if you sell an original sculpture,…you don't automatically sell the copyrights to the sculpture…you must separately assign the copyrights.…You can sell the copyrights to someone else…other than the party who bought the sculpture.…For example, owning a Picasso original…does not give the owner any rights…to replicate or copy the work.…The owner of the work only owns the work.…The Picasso estate owns the copyright…and thus the right to make copies,…
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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.