Can copyright be shared [Expert Advice]

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Can copyright be shared

Can you split copyright?

If there is more than one author, the authors own it equally, with no regard for how much any one author contributed to the finished work. Multiple authors can agree to split up the ownership of the copyright unevenly, but this requires a written agreement signed by all the authors.

Who owns copyright in collaborative work?

� 201(a), "authors of a joint work are co-owners of copyright in the work." In other words, each of them is separately entitled to all the exclusive rights typically afforded to a single copyright owner.

Who owns the copyright?

The author immediately owns the copyright in the work and only he or she enjoys certain rights, including the right to reproduce or redistribute the work, or to transfer or license such rights to others. In the case of works made for hire, the employer and not the employee is considered to be the author.

Can you use someone else's copyrighted work?

How much of someone else's work can I use without getting permission? Under the fair use doctrine of the U.S. copyright statute, it is permissible to use limited portions of a work including quotes, for purposes such as commentary, criticism, news reporting, and scholarly reports.

Can a copyright be owned by 2 people?

Under Indian law, joint owners of a copyright cannot exploit the copyright singly or individually; they can only do so jointly. No joint owner can assign, transfer, license or sub-license or in any other manner use the copyright without the concurrence of the other joint owners.

Can a copyright have two owners?

Co-authors own the work's copyright jointly and equally, unless the authors make an agreement otherwise. Each joint author has the right to exercise any or all of the exclusive rights inherent in the joint work.

How do I file a joint copyright?

Joint Works If a joint owner transferred only some of his or her rights to a third party, the joint author must be named as the copyright claimant, although the application to register the copyright in the joint author's name may be filed by the transferee or any of the other parties listed in Section 402.

Can co owners of a copyright sue each other over copyright infringement?

Thus, both co-owners of a copyright and the owners of a subdivision of an exclusive copyright interest have in common that each can independently license, sue to protect and transfer their respective interests.

Who owns the copyright to friends?

As the Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint reported yesterday, AT&T's WarnerMedia, which owns “Friends,” has extended a deal that gives Netflix exclusive streaming rights to all 10 seasons of the show through 2019.

How long does a copyright last?

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.

What is not protected by copyright?

Not Protected by Copyright: Titles, names, short phrases and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering or coloring; mere listings of ingredients or contents.

Can a copyright be sold?

Copyrights can be bought and sold in the United States, just like other property rights (such as real property, personal property, or rights under a contract).

Can I use copyrighted material if I give credit?

When you use parts of someone else's work, it's legally and ethically important to give copyright credit. Giving proper credit is especially essential when you use copyrighted material for profit as part of your business, because you may be sued for copyright infringement.

How can I use copyrighted material without permission?

Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder for purposes such as criticism, parody, news reporting, research and scholarship, and teaching. There are four factors to consider when determining whether your use is a fair one.

What are the 4 fair use exceptions to copyright?

Fair use of copyrighted works, as stated in US copyright law, “for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.”

How is the ownership of copyright determined?

Generally, the creator or the author of the work is the owner of the work and therefore entitled to get the copyright for the work. Where the author of the work is employed by another person, the work belongs to the employer of the author.

How many works can you copyright at once?

Group Registration of Unpublished Works The Copyright Office has established a group registration option that allows you to register up to ten unpublished works with one application and one filing fee.

What happens to copyright when the owner dies?

Like any other property you own, what normally happens is that ownership of your copyrights is transferred to the heirs of your estate. This will depend on local state law, but typically this will mean your spouse and/or children, or other family members if you are unmarried and do not have children.

Can you copy copyrighted material for personal use?

The Copyright Act allows anyone to photocopy copyrighted works without securing permission from the copyright owner when the photocopying amounts to a “fair use” of the material (17 U.S.C. SS107).

How do I not get sued for copyright?

  1. Do not copy anything.
  2. Avoid non-virgin development.
  3. Avoid access to prior design work.
  4. Document right to use.
  5. Negotiate for enhanced warranty and indemnity clauses.
  6. Document your own work.

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Can copyright be shared

Comment by Ignacia Eliasen

what does it mean to be human if we don't have a shared culture and what is a shared culture mean if you can't share it it's only in the last hundred or 150 years or so that we've started tightly restricting how that culture gets used the internet enable and infrastructure where anybody could participate without asking permission we have all these new technologies that allow people to express themselves take control of their own creative impulses but the law is getting in the way Creative Commons is designed to save the world from failed sharing people who actually want to share stuff who put it up on the web because they want to share it our certain terms so we wanted to create a simple way for creators to say to the world here's the freedom that I want to run with my creative work here the things you're allowed to do can I reproduce it can I copy it can I put it in my textbook can I use that photograph can I make a new version of Creative Commons gives tools to creators to make a choice about copyright Creative Commons license can cover anything that copyright covers every license says you need to give me attribution I created this give me credit for the work I did the basic choices are commercial use or not can you make derivative works versions adaptations or not and do you want me to have to share alike so if I take your stuff do I have to offer it to the next person under the same terms there's no requirement for you to do anything with your work other than what you want to do you own the copyright to what we've done is giving you the right to exercise your copyright in more ways more simply so the idea here is to enable that creative impulses that the technology turns lose and get the law out of the way the work of Creative Commons is really about laying the infrastructure groundwork for this new type of culture any kind of folk culture somebody from Delhi somebody from New York somebody from Singapore can feel comfortable using a photo that was created and given away by someone in the United States or in China or wherever that the licenses have been extended to with their identity being preserved which means that people can actually create new kinds of things come together and build things mashups that people can do with people's flickr photos and ccmixter has allowed artists and make music together it's really about creativity and connections access in control from amateurs who simply for the love of what they're doing and they want to share it and they want other people to be able to make use of it to commercial organizations in the end this will have a very successful place in the for-profit cottony Creative Commons is this bridge to this future is you got to move away from thinking about content to thinking about communities communities to develop around content and the sharing that the license is allowed enable these communities to come together a physical Commons is like a part where anybody can enter equally the Commons with intellectual works is actually much freer it really is going to be the pillar for communication between people cultural exchange a space for more speech more free expression and that's the kind of Commons we're trying to create

Thanks for your comment Ignacia Eliasen, have a nice day.
- Ahmed Pipho, Staff Member

Comment by Clyde

to say a couple of introductory words here this is the second most exciting evening of this week after last night's and my announcement by the internet archive to now have a way back machine for 90s era gifts so we're really happy you're here this is the first event of a couple of a series of conversations about policy about collaboration and free knowledge that we want to have with you here at the wikimedia foundation we also would love to have you contribute to the conversation by adding your thoughts and on twitter and tagging him with a hashtag free ideas so what do we do here Wikimedia Foundation has the mission of empowering people to share educational content under a free license or in the public domain and to disseminate it globally one of the things that we do in order to accomplish this mission is we run wikipedia and a couple of other wikimedia projects such as Commons pictionary wikiversity etc so over the next two minutes or three minutes I'm going to tell you a little bit about what my colleagues and I what our team does in public policy so we work in three pillars of policy and the users as you can see here always at the center of what we do we work in three different in five different fields these include intermediary liability protection access to knowledge censorship privacy and copyright the first field access to knowledge it's crucial to us we believe that accessing and sharing knowledge is a fundamental right for everybody not just for a couple of privileged few in order to do so we we support open access you want people to be able to contribute content to the Wikipedia to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects we don't show they need the resources they need to be able to research stuff not just edit they need impatient to get there we want to think about how we can overcome barriers such as cost accessibility maybe even harassment that keeps people from safely participating in free knowledge a second field where we are active and what we're concerned about is censorship being blocked being filtered being altered is a problem maybe not here sometimes here certainly in a lot of countries and we think about how people can can cope with this how they can share knowledge without being censored how they can use circumvention tools or how they can be supported through their community we also do we will like go to court some cases we will try to oppose take down or removal or request for alterations when they when they are in conflict with our values and this of course is for both private parties and governments you privacy next field of public policy that we are active in privacy is essential for intellectual freedom people needed to be able to speak our minds and to edit Wikipedia and we think a lot about how how we can empower people to edit and write without government or private corporations buying or reading over their shoulder what they're writing one of the things that we can do is our own privacy policy we have a very strong privacy policy in place what we also have is we have strong end-to-end encryption for all our projects which allows me to to write and edit without people spying on them but we do realize that privacy is a very complicated concept and since we're a global movement this is an ongoing conversation where there are a lot of different perspectives and opinions on this the next field is intermediary liability protection protection from intermediary liability for Wikipedia to function people have to be able to edit to write and speak their minds freely and that means that we wikimedia foundation cannot interfere with what they're writing or monitor it for us to be able to do that we need the law to have our backs to provide safe harbors to actually allow us not to monitor what's going on on our projects in the u.s. dmca and the CDA help us with this they protect us from liability for defamation and copyright infringement in Europe the e-commerce directive is what we rely on often and this helps Wikipedia grow without us actually just systematically watching this helps the community do its work on its own and finally we also are interested in copyright of course copyright is why you're all here tonight internet is not a read-only medium people should be able to create share remix content and we see we support shorter copyright terms we support broad copyright exceptions for people to use things that they find online and elsewhere we also promote free licenses for instance Creative Commons licenses that are used on our projects because that directly translates into more content being available to be reused on Wikipedia but of course you're not here to hear me talk about copyright there's somebody in the house who is much better at that also funnier Mike math nick has been writing about copyright technology law for almost 20 years and I only just found out that he's also the author of the term the Barbra Streisand effect fun fact I guess yeah again I encourage you to contribute to the conversation on twitter using hashtag free ideas follow us at wikimedia policy and here's mike Massey we're so happy you're here thank you so much for agreeing to give this talk at this first event of our series free open shared have fun I'm trying to be rapid fire you'll see what I mean all right thank you I get my slides up here there we go sure we go um so thank you very much and hello someone speak back there we go all right welcome as mentioned Mike as Nick I probably most well known for running a site called Tector which is a odd that as John mentioned covers all sorts of things around tech policy and ah I also run a relatively new think tank called the COPI Institute where we do things around bringing people together around these kinds of policy issues and also research reports to try and contribute to the overall discussion around things so when I was asked where there's a push this down when when I was asked to do this talk and is just described as a conversation about copyright I start to think well you know what is it that we should be covering in a conversation about copyright and as I was thinking about it as real sizing I talked about copyright all the time and I'm always thinking about it talking about it and copyright reform in particular and I was wondering how do I explain why it matters so much to me and I trying to figure out is there a way that I could encapsulate that to this presentation and I was thinking about it or more I suddenly sort of had this idea the reason why I'm always focusing on cover and I'm always talking about copyright is that the more you think about it where you realize that copyright impacts everything absolutely everything and so for this top this sort of conversation about copyright i figured that i'm talking about copyright and everything else that it impacts so it's you know a nice narrow topic we should be able to cover the whole thing in about 20 minutes and then we can have a conversation and about 400 slides don't worry we're just getting started so as a warning just to be sort of upfront about this just this week in the trade publication this new cage made publication

Thanks Clyde your participation is very much appreciated
- Ahmed Pipho

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