Requirements for copyright protection

There are three basic requirements that work must meet to be protected by copyright: Originality: To be original, work must merely be independently created. In other words, it cannot be copied from another. There is no requirement that the work is novel (as in patent law), unique, imaginative or inventive. Creativity: To satisfy the creativity [...]

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How do you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office?

Copyright offers protection of original works of art — creative expressions that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyrights can be obtained for many types of works, including a computer software program, book manuscript, painting, a recorded or written piece of music, a photograph, or a movie. It is strongly recommended that published [...]

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What to do if your Amazon photographs have been copied by another seller?

Report offending images via drop-down menu “copyright” and choose images. If you own copyright and a trademark, Amazon will remove offending images and issue a listing violation warning once you provide evidence of IP ownership. You can also send the other seller an invoice for the unauthorized use of your image. report them to Amazon [...]

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Are ideas protected by copyright?

Ideas, facts, and concepts are not protectable by copyright. However, the expression of those ideas, facts, and concepts is protectable. For example, anyone may “use” the ideas, facts, and procedures in a news article to write their own article that uses their own expression, but, with some exceptions, no one is allowed to take the [...]

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What cannot be protected by copyright?

Copyright protection is not available for: Procedures, processes, and methods of operation; Systems; Ideas, facts, and concepts; Principles and discoveries; Titles, slogans, and other short phrases; Lists of ingredients; Creations that are not fixed in a tangible form, like an improvisational comedy sketch; Information that is comprised completely of common property and no original authorship, [...]

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