Lisa's Life

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

copyright:

-protects author
-exclusive right to author
-only for limited time
-1st copyright law passed in 1792 in U.S.
-copyright tangible things
-trademark-symbol, word, or name used by a company
-patent-protects physical invention
-DMCA- prohibits manufacturing and distribution of devices designed for sole purpose of undermining technology
-protects commerical products
-RIAA allows file sharers to be caught
-keep track using software
-fair use-allowed to copy things for educational purposes not commercial

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