Protection from Claims of Copyright Infringement
If your website allows users to upload content, you may be liable for copyright infringement unless you follow the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Remedies for Web Site Copyright Infringement
If your web site content is stolen and displayed on another web site, know your options and take immediate aggressive action to enforce your rights.
Copyright Law Basics
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This article summarizes United States copyright law.
Answers to Questions Frequently Asked About Copyright Law
This Frequently Answered Questions is a source for answers to questions frequently asked about United States copyright law.
Top 10 Urban Copyright Myths
The Internet has spanned many urban legends about copyright laws. Copyright myths travel at light speed and replicate their plausible, but flawed logic at the touch of a computer key. The following is KEYTLaw's unscientific list of the top ten copyright myths.
Works Made for Hire
An exception to the general rule that the person who creates a work is the author of that work a category of works called “works made for hire.” If a work is “made for hire,” the employer, and not the employee, is considered the author and owner of the copyright to the work.
Copyright Law Links
Benefits of Web Site Copyright Registration
Your web site is probably the product of hundreds or thousands of hours of work and an investment of thousands of dollars. Any or all of your original content could easily be copied and displayed by another web site. This article explains why the small cost of registration is worth the valuable benefits of registering your web site copyright.
How to Obtain Web Site Copyright Protection
This guide explains how to register a web site copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Summary of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Limitations on Liability Relating to Material Online
Section 512 of the Copyright Law limits the liability of "service providers" for users' copyright infringements.
You may complete online all the most commonly used U.S. Copyright Office copyright forms and print them on your printer.
What is "Fair Use"
One of the rights accorded to the owner of copyright is the right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords. This right is subject to certain limitations found in sections 107 through 118 of the Copyright Act. One of the more important limitations is the doctrine of “fair use.”
Sonny Bono Term Extension Act Extends Copyright Terms
The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, signed into law on October 27, 1998, amends the copyright laws by generally extending the duration of copyright protection for an additional 20 years.