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what is copyright how is it protected and when does infringement occurred I'm John Gallagher from argon all today I'd like to briefly discuss the concept of intellectual property with you in the context of copyright intellectual property is a bundle of Rights that come into existence through the innovative use of our mind and knowledge intellectual property rights protect and benefit the people who create them own them well who acquire the right to use them in another way copyright is one form of intellectual property it does not exist in ideas alone but rather in the detailed and original expression of ideas in a material form these expressions are called works under the copyright law the Copyright Act protects different kinds of works with the most common being literary dramatic visual and artistic works films television broadcasts and sound recordings are also protected if copyright exists no registration is needed the authors or owners of copyright automatically receive certain exclusive rights which expire seventy years from the date the author dies this includes the right to exclude others from reproducing publishing performing or adapting the original work while copyright automatically receives protection upon creation there's a difference between creating copyright and proving its existence when facing infringement allegations this is why the copyright symbol often appears on certain works in conjunction with the author's name and the date of creation infringement arises when a later work is objectively similar to an earlier work and these similarities are found to occur through a causal connection namely an inference of copying if you'd like to know more about copyright or intellectual property generally please visit our website or give us a call you
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- Vinita Goyda, Staff Member
hi there let's spend a couple of minutes looking at two ways in which a business can protect its intellectual property we'll take a look at patents and copyright don't forget intellectual property whilst it's an intangible asset of a business for many businesses it's it's crucial having an advantage in how they do things or in their content or their brand is all part of creating value adding value and ultimately profits so it's important they protect if they can their intellectual property perhaps to maintain a unique selling point certainly to make sure that they maximize the returns on investment in that intellectual property and potentially also to reduce the threat of competition so two key ways in which this can be done one is patents now patents are actually quite difficult to get hold of to be protected by a patent your invention a business's invention has to be new it has to be genuinely innovative so not so obvious that other people with the knowledge of the subject could come up with it it needs to be capable of application and there was made and be able capable of being used and also there are certain exclusions that can't be protected by patents however whilst the patent process the application process is painstaking and fairly costly it's worth it if you can get that protection second area copyright and actually this is much more frequent more common particularly amongst businesses that involved that are involved in the creative process so media businesses publishing businesses design businesses and rather than with uh patents where you have to apply for them with copyright the protection is automatic and it lasts for 70 years after 70 years after the work has been created um widely used a widely used uh protection of content and original work and fairly easy uh to uh to seek legal redress if you find that somebody has breached copyright i mentioned just one more not not on the aqa specification but it's also worth just knowing about trademarks are another way of protecting intellectual property trademarks you'll come across loads of these as you interact with businesses products and services these are the words the symbols the logos that help define a business and businesses if they're smart will register their trademarks which means that they have the exclusive use to use them or license them for use by others but that their their registered trademarks are therefore protected there we go that's just a quick overview of some ways in which your business can protect its intellectual property you
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- Vinita Goyda
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I've studied management at Oakland City University in Oakland City and I am an expert in space religion. I usually feel aggravated. My previous job was peace corps worker (volunteer) I held this position for 19 years, I love talking about quidditch and ironing. Huge fan of George Clooney I practice cycling and collect buttons.
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