What is copyright?

Although I am not a lawyer, or, perhaps, because I am not a lawyer, it seems to me that concepts associated with copyright issues are sometimes made unnecessarily difficult. I don’t mean to say that copyright law is easy by any means. However, it is my belief that interpretations and claims that are often asserted concerning copyright do little more than cloud or confuse things, and that sometimes it’s done with that specific intention. While my interests are primarily with literary copyright, much of what I will be discussing in this article applies to music copyright, graphic copyright, and copyright for other forms of original expression.

To start with, copyright deals with the right to copy “something” that has been created. This right to copy belongs to the creator of the “something” that he created, or, if he was hired to create it, to the person or company that hired him.

continued at Copy Right, Copy Sense


Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine 2/26/2011 – page


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