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- [Instructor] Infringement is almost always…an individual act.…A singular choice, and personally, I've never seen a case…of copyright infringement that couldn't be tracked back…to one person at a specific moment of time…deciding to use something they knew they didn't create.…I've thought a lot about why people infringe,…and have noticed over the years…two fundamental common denominators.…One, they tend to avoid drawing.…
This compounds the problem and leads to the second.…And the second one is, they stop creating,…and they start looking for ideas online.…Ironically, they usually have good taste,…and recognize well-crafted art, but have no scruples…taking it and using it as their own.…This is the problematic realm where infringers thrive.…I've classified infringers into four categories,…and the first category is sole proprietors.…
These are individuals who own an unincorporated business,…think independent freelancers.…Some would say rouge artists.…They've accessed your artwork.…They may have used it by printing it on a tee shirt.…
- What's a copyright?
- What can you copyright?
- Registering a copyright
- How long does a copyright last?
- What's derivative work?
- Responding to infringement
- When to contact a lawyer
- Common copyright misconceptions
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Copyright for Photographerswith Carolyn E. Wright50m 58s Appropriate for all
Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Divewith Dana Robinson1h 12m Appropriate for all
1. What Is Copyright?
2. Copyright Registration
3. Copyright Infringers
4. Responding to Infringement
5. Common Copyright Misconceptions
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