Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using others' work, part of Intellectual Property Fundamentals.
…There's a lot of mythology, in my opinion, around the…questions about, can I use something someone else has created.…People refer to the word public domain.…We'll talk about what that means.…But they also assume that maybe they can change a little…bit of something and use it, and get away with it.…That's not copyright infringement.…Or that, they can use just a little…bit of somebody's work and that's not infringement either.…So, the first question is what is a public domain?…What does that word even mean?…Public domain means that it's no longer protected by copyright law.…
For most copyrights, that means that the author…needs to have been dead for seventy years.…So if your confident, that the author of the thing you'd like…to use, was authored by somebody that's long since dead, whether it…be a painting or a book or poetry, once it's in the…public domain, it's free to be used by anybody for any purpose.…But up until that point, the only way something could be in the…public domain is if the author themselves has dedicated it to the public domain.…
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- What is intellectual property?
- What is a copyright?
- How long do copyrights last?
- Trademarking your brand
- Trademark infringement
- Patenting your ideas
- Defending trade secrets<br><br>
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