Copyright was important to the founding fathers. Article I, section 8, clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution provides that, “The Congress shall have Power … to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” The framers of…

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When Does a Copyright Arise – 1.2? Under current Copyright Law, a copyright arises automatically when two (2) prerequisites have been satisfied. First, the Content (also known as the “work,” or “material,”) must be original, independently created by a human, and contain a modicum of creativity. Copyright protection does not extend to ideas, concepts, discoveries,…

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1.3 TYPES OF CONTENT COVERED BY COPYRIGHT LAW             Content can be created by anyone. The people who create original Content are typically referred to as “creators,” “authors,” or “writers.”             Virtually any type of creative expression can be found online. This includes text, images, moving pictures, illustrations, photographs, music, and a combination of any…

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