Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video What is and isn't infringement, part of Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive.
- You've probably heard the term "infringement" used before.…Let's talk about what infringement is.…In essence, infringement of a copyright happens…when somebody copies a work that is…protectable under copyright law.…The word "infringement" is a broad term…that can be used in a variety of ways.…Legal and non-legal.…Here's a way to think of it.…Let's imagine real property…instead of intellectual property.…If someone trespasses on that property,…or becomes a squatter,…you have to pursue them in court…to get them to stop trespassing.…
With personal property, you have to sue someone if…that person has taken possession of your personal property.…But with nonphysical property,…when someone trespasses they're called an "infringer."…They're diminishing your rights.…Normally by using your intellectual property…without permission.…Copyright infringement happens when someone…copies your work without permission.…If you authored a book and someone is making copies,…they're infringing.…If you own a sculpture…and someone is selling copies of that,…
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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.