User-generated content is content that’s uploaded by website visitors or registered users to your website. Essentially, user-generated content is exactly that. It is content uploaded to your site by someone else and typically over someone who you don’t have much, if any, control over.
There are a lot of websites that are premised on user-generated content: Facebook, all social media. Twitter is all content that’s uploaded by users. Flickr, and any other photo-uploading website is dominated by user-generated content. Continue reading User-Generated Content »
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Copyright Primer: Exclusive Rights to Reproduce, Distribute, Perform or Display the Copyrighted WorkWednesday, August 8th, 2012
If you are a copyright owner, you can claim ownership of the copyright in a work. A copyright grants the owner the exclusive right to do any of the following; to reproduce the work, to distribute the work, to perform the work, or to display the copyright protected work. A copyright also grants the owner exclusive rights to create a new work that is based upon the original copyrighted work.
What is a copyright? Well, a copyright is any original work of authorship that is unique enough that you can actually have rights in. So, obviously, if you developed a website and generated a lot of content for that website, you have copyright protection in that website. If you designed a logo or a design for your website, you could have copyright protection in that design for your website.
If you are a copyright owner, you might want to use the creative commons license because they have several to choose from that can protect your work across several different levels. In addition, if you see a creative commons license, you could click on that link to see exactly how you can use someone else’s copyright protected work.
Welcome to Copyright Law Radio. We bring you the best in copyright news, legal advice and information. From copyright infringement claims and defenses to threat letter issues, DMCA takedown notice letters, copyright licensing, and legal analysis of the latest copyright law cases, we have a copyright attorney who can answer your copyright questions.
Welcome to Copyright Law Radio. My name is Copyright Attorney Enrico Schaefer. I specialize in Internet copyright infringement cases. Continue reading Internet Copyright Infringement Attorney »
Copyright infringement is the copying of the creative works of authorship of another that results in the violation of the rights secured to that author under federal law. These rights, guaranteed by § 106 of the act, consist of the right to reproduce, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies, to perform publicly, to display publicly, or to perform via digital audio transmission the copyrighted work. Copyright protection arises once the work is “fixed in a tangible medium of expression,” and copyright registration provides additional benefits, such as the ability to file a lawsuit in federal court and increased damages awards.
If you feel you’ve been the victim of copyright infringement, contact one of our copyright attorney’s today—our internet lawyers are ready to help.