All posts by Lesley Ellen Harris

5 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Copyright Law

U.S. Copyright Law U.S. Copyright Law has so many “nooks and crannies” that it is difficult for those who create, publish and share content to understand just what’s legal and what is not. Below are U.S. copyright law concepts that […]

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Copyright Newsletter Change in Ownership

Copyright Newsletter Changes Ownership Big news on my work front. Eighteen years after establishing and editing The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter, I have passed the torch to

New Websites for Canadian + U.S. Copyright Offices

Although copyright registration is voluntary in Canada and the U.S., each country has an online and "offline" registration system, a database of registered documents, and offers a website

Copyright Law Courses for Nonlawyers in September 2014

What copyright issues do you need to learn about? Our September copyright law courses are set out below. Don't see what you are looking for? Email us. Canadian Copyright Law Canadians

Is There Such a Thing as a Quick Copyright Question?

I have a quick copyright question… Can we share an article in a licensed database with consultants attending a meeting on our premises? We are going to publication right away

Who Owns the Copyright in Selfies?

Who Owns Selfies: Copyright Issues I only recently took my first selfie; it was a liberating experience and I immediately shared it with my children who laughed and asked,

Copyright Courses in Certificate in Copyright Management Program

The nine copyright courses in the Certificate in Copyright Management Program offered through Special Libraries Association (SLA) and Lesley Ellen Harris of Copyrightlaws.com will be offered between September

Librarians and Other Non-Lawyers as Copyright Managers

Copyright law is complicated – even for lawyers – and even for copyright lawyers who deal with copyright issues on a daily basis.  Yet because of the application

“Non-Commercial” and Other Definitions in Licenses

Countless times I have been asked what does “non-commercial” mean?  Is reproducing an article in a university library a non-commercial use?  How about making 50 copies of a

The Legal Protection of Ideas

It is a long standing international copyright law principle that ideas are not protected by copyright law.  What copyright law protects is the expression of these ideas.  The underlying reason

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