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Category: website licensing
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Who owns this -- usually the author.
Depending on the property, maybe it should be a human, not an entity,
as the entity (such as Tibet Sun!) may pass on to someone else.
Copyright is a legal right, existing in many countries, that grants
the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine
whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be
used by others.
Varies by country:
Typically, the public law duration of a copyright expires 50 to 100
years after the creator dies, depending on the jurisdiction. Some
countries require certain copyright formalities to establishing
copyright, others recognize copyright in any completed work,
without formal registration. Generally, copyright is enforced
as a civil matter, though some jurisdictions do apply criminal
A copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the
United States to authors of "original works of authorship." This
includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other
Use of the notice informs the public that a work is protected
by copyright, identifies the copyright owner, and shows the year
of first publication.
The purpose of copyright law is to promote the progress of useful
arts and science by protecting the exclusive right of authors
and inventors to benefit from their works of authorship.
How long does copyright last? [for the US]
As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978,
copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an
additional 70 years.
You have copyright on any creative work you document in "fixed"
form. ... You register copyright to reserve the right to sue for
damages when your rights are infringed. It costs $35 to register
a copyright for each item, kinda.
Shaping a Digital-Ready Copyright Law: Challenges and Imperatives
[got it - PDF - 6 jun 2019]
The draft copyright rules released for public comment earlier
this week represent a notable first in Indian copyright policy:
an express articulation, though very brief, of the demands of
the digital era.
✶ transfer of copyright:
If all the articles in a website are copyright to the owner entity,
who owns the articles if the entity is transferred to another owner?
search: copyright ownership transfer
➽ links and resources:
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