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Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

U.S. Government Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization In June 2015, the U.S. Government issued a comprehensive report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization. The report addresses two areas that may affect many users and many different types of […]

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Copyright Questions & Answers

Welcome to the Copyright Questions & Answers page of this blog where you will find a wealth of questions with practical, brief responses to help you with your frequently

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Instagram and Copyright – What are the Terms of Use?

Instagram's Terms of Use Below I set out the copyright-related Terms of Use in Instagram. To start, I’ll note that these Terms of Use were last revised January 19, 2013.

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Digital Copyright Issues + Global Copyright Online Courses

Copyright Compliance Copyright compliance is an on-going effort with many facets. Education is one of those facets. Educating yourself about copyright and licensing law as well as educating those

Digital Copyright Issues

Social Media and Copyright Law According to the site wearesocial.net, there are over 3 billion internet users globally. Of those, there are over 2 billion active social media accounts,

Copyright Law Guest Post: On Becoming a Copyright Specialist

Welcome Kathryn - our first guest author on Copyrightlaws.com! A couple of years ago, my copyright awareness turned into panic. At that time my job was to help professors at

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November Copyright Course: Copyright Essentials for Content Creation and Distribution

Are you a blogger, newsletter contributor, author or website content creator? If so, this copyright course should be at the top of your list. Course Name: CCM800 Copyright Essentials for

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Mash-Ups and Copyright Law

What is a Mash-Up? Mash-ups are definitely part of our digital lives. What exactly are mash-ups? I like to define them as a digital collage or a montage. A

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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,

WIPO reappoints Francis Gurry for second term as head of WIPO

Francis Gurry at WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appointed Francis Gurry to a second six-year term in the position of Director General of WIPO. This term runs from October 1,

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