The Copyright Act grants the copyright holder exclusive rights to use and to authorize the use of his work in six qualified ways: To reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords; to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work; to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale
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Damages under the Copyright Act are governed by 17 U.S.C. § 504. Under section 504(b), a copyright plaintiff is “entitled to recover the actual damages suffered by him  as a result of the infringement, and any profits of the infringer that are attributable to the infringement and are not taken into account in computing
The Copyright Act’s statute of limitations, 17 U.S.C. § 507(b), provides that “[n]o civil action shall be maintained under the provisions of this title unless it is commenced within three years after the claim accrued.” While the Copyright Act is silent as to when a copyright claim accrues, there are two accepted “rules” interpreting this
Your Guide on Copyright Law Copyright law allows original creators to collect all of the earnings of their own original work. For example, a custom jewelry maker can sell their creations and create a number of derivative works that they profit from, and have the freedom to do anything they want with their creation. Copyright
The Impact of State Sovereign Immunity In early September, the Copyright Alliance delivered its findings to the U.S. Copyright Office regarding the extent to which state entities commit copyright infringement on individuals and organizations. To accomplish this, the Copyright Alliance conducted a public survey in which 115 respondents answered having experienced copyright infringement by state
Allen v Cooper, 589 U.S. ___ (2020) Many people are familiar with Black Beards ship, the Queen Anne Revenge. For many it is a fascinating historical saga, and the discovery and photographic documentation of her wreckage has led to The Supreme Court’s settling of an important part of copyright law. For Fredrick Allen, litigation about
“The bird itself is moving, parts of it are moving and you’re moving, so to shoot maybe 30-40 pictures at night, you’re lucky to get one that’s sharp,” said photographer Jim Olive.
From a set of prints shot for an architectural firm, one photograph found its way onto more than 1,400 web pages without Harness’ permission, according to Harness and his attorney. Harness recently won a settlement from the hotel operator and an Internet service for about $135,000, he says.