Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveal that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written… Continue reading Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

When you own a copyright — whether it be for an article, a song, a website design, or anything else you’ve created that’s eligible for copyright protection — you have certain exclusive rights to your work. This includes the exclusive right to distribute copies of your work or display it in public. But what if… Continue reading How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

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Copyright Fraud

Protecting trade secrets and intellectual property, and taking action against infringement, has actually become extremely difficult in the modern international business world. If you do have a concern that involves proprietary information or about copyright fraud, then in some cases a private investigation agency could be an ideal choice for assistance. Perhaps this is even… Continue reading Copyright Fraud

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Understanding Stock Photo Licensing

Using professional stock photography is a quick and easy way to create professional and polished desktop publishing projects such as flyers, brochures, postcards and newsletters. The Internet has made millions of professional photos available to the public for very reasonable prices, and some are even free. But before you start downloading, there are a few… Continue reading Understanding Stock Photo Licensing

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Copyright Law – A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Copyright Basics Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights. Generally, copyright for works made after January 1, 1978, lasts for… Continue reading Copyright Law – A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that… Continue reading Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

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The Teach Act – A Safe Harbor for Educational Use of Copyrighted Works

Distance learning has become an increasingly popular means of teaching educational topics to students on-line in undergraduate, graduate and professional development venues. Such distance learning classes strive to match the face-to-face classroom learning experience, which often incorporate display of copyrighted materials,1 in particular digital formatted works, such as photographs, sound recordings and movies to supplement… Continue reading The Teach Act – A Safe Harbor for Educational Use of Copyrighted Works

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