Answered By: Elyse Wolf Last Updated: Dec 19, 2018 Views: 8
A copyright provides the author or creator of an original work expressed in a tangible medium with a set of exclusive rights. Original works include screenplays, books, photos, videos, blog posts, articles, and other expressions of ideas. A copyright provides the author or creator with the right to copy, distribute, and/or adapt the work.
The information given here is for general information use only. It is not legal advice. SNHU faculty, staff and students are liable for any infringements they make on the rights of copyright owners. Avoiding copyright infringement is the responsibility of the individual user. Being ignorant of the law will not protect you against a claim of infringement.
- Copyright Basics - Document produced by the United States Copyright Office summarizing copyright law.
- U.S. Copyright Law - Title 17 of the U.S. Code, also called the U.S. Copyright Law, governs the use of copyrighted works. This link provides the text of the law from the United States Copyright Office web site.
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act - The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (H.R. 2281, 1998) deals with digital media not covered in Title 17. It was passed by the U.S. Congress on October 12, 1998 in response to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 1996 copyright treaty.
- TEACH Act - The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2001 (TEACH Act) (S. 487, 2001) defines new opportunities for distance education to use copyrighted material without obtaining permission.
- Section 108 Study Group - Read the March 2008 report of this group, who make recommendations for the update of Copyright Law as it relates to digital media.
- Congress.gov - Legislative information from the United States Senate and House of Representatives. A good place to keep track of potential changes to the copyright laws such as issues related to Orphan Works and internet radio.
- U.S. Copyright Office Twitter Feed - The official Twitter feed of the Register of Copyrights of the United States.
SNHU has provided the resources on this page to help individuals learn more about copyright laws and issues. However, SNHU cannot be responsible for the accuracy or completeness of third party links. This page is intended to be educational in nature and is not meant to constitute legal advice.
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