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Tag Archives: Copyright
Google Books (http://www.books.google.com) provides access to digitized copies of books. Google scans and indexes the books, making them searchable online. This greatly enhances access to information – from anywhere on the planet. Is this “copyright infringement” or “fair use” in … Continue reading
“Value drivers” distinguish successful companies from their competitors. While it’s easy to be distracted by all the demands competing for the business owner’s time and attention, successful companies focus on the key value drivers – which are frequently “intangibles” and … Continue reading
Myth: If it’s on the Internet, it is in the “public domain” and can be freely copied. While information on the Internet is “public,” it’s not all in the “public domain.” According to Wikipedia, “Public domain comprises the body of … Continue reading
Copyright – What is “Fair Use”? Copyright law makes it illegal to copy, display, publish, perform or create derivative works of copyrighted material without the permission of the owner. Most of the content on the Internet is covered by copyright … Continue reading
Intellectual Property (IP) is broad in scope. People tend to think of the formal IP – such as Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents. IP also includes a broad range of work processes and intangibles (such as customer relationships and employee morale). … Continue reading
In general, Copyright law makes it illegal to copy, display, publish, perform or create derivative works of copyrighted material without the permission of the owner. But, the rights of the copyright owner are limited by the “Fair Use” doctrine, which … Continue reading