“ 10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained” By: Brad Templeton Presented By: Nichole Au December 6, 2007 Copyrights explained A copyright is the legal exclusive right of the author of a creative work to control the copying of the work.
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By: Brad Templeton
Presented By: Nichole Au
December 6, 2007
“If it doesn’t have a copyright notice, it’s not copyrighted.”
“If I don’t charge for it, it’s not a violation.”
“If it’s posted to Usenet, it’s in the public domain.”
“My posting was just fair use!”
“If you don’t defend your copyright, you lose it.” and “Someone has that name copyrighted!”
“If I make up my own stories, but base them on another work, my new work belongs to me.”
“They can’t get me, defendants in court have powerful rights!”
“Oh, so copyright violation isn’t a crime or anything?”
“It doesn’t hurt anybody—in fact, it’s free advertising.”
“They emailed me a copy, so I can post it.”
“So I can’t ever reproduce anything?”