Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding public domain, part of Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive.
- There's a lot of confusion around…what you can and can't do with copyrights.…I hope that I've covered many…misconceptions throughout this course.…But I'd like to spend a little time focusing…on some of the most misunderstood areas of copyright.…Let's start with Public Domain.…What does this phrase mean?…I spoke to one person last year who believed that…anything he found on the internet was public domain…because it was publicly available.…This is not the case.…As I've discussed virtually everything…on the web is copyright protected.…
All text, all photos, all video, all graphics, all code.…Unless it is specifically dedicated to the public domain…it is probably not public domain.…It was created by someone…and that someone still owns the rights.…Public Domain has a very specific meaning.…Things that either exist in nature,…or whose copyright has expired.…Thus if something exist in nature…it's not copyrightable and it's public domain.…But what about expired copyrights.…
Certainly there are works that are public domain…
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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.