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Copyright Protecting Intellectual Property

by Avila, Maria

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Copyright:
Protecting Intellectual Property
What is Copyright?
The Merriam-Webster defines copyright as:

"The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (such as a literary, musical, or artistic work)."
Click to be directed to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
What does copyright protect?
Copyright protects intellectual property.
This law will protect any creative product under copyright law.

Some examples of creative products are books, paintings, songs, posters, recipes, etc.
(U.S. Copyright Office)
Copyright doesn't protect:
Copyright does not protect ideas, thoughts, strategies.
Some examples are mathematical operations such as; multiplication, addition, subtraction. Words or letters.
(U.S. Copyright Office)
(U.S. Copyright Office)
Three types of copyright
Traditional Copyright
Creative Commons
The author has to grant permission before anyone can use their creative products.
(Meinke, 2018)
Public Domain
The public can utilize intellectual property without asking for permission but has to follow the author's guidelines of use. 
(Meinke, 2018)
The public can use creative products that are no longer protected by copyright law without the need for them to request permission.
(Meinke, 2018)
C&C C.1 Using Copyrighted Works in Our Own Creations—Fair Use, Creative Commons, Permissions
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