The Law and Me

Let’s talk about copyright.

Copyright is a subject that can come up quite frequently in journalism, so to start off with we need to know that copyright is one of three categories under intellectual property.

By definition copyright is a right granted by statute to the author or originator of certain literary or artistic productions. So the person has the exclusive privilege of multiplying, publishing and selling works created.

Copyright has a life term plus 70 years, this number has continued to rise with each limitation on one Mr. Mickey Mouse.

Disney petitions to lengthen the amount of years after life every time their time is about to run out, and thus far it has worked.

Copyright protection can extend to original works, based on the U.S. Copyright legislation and the Comprehensive revisions to the law in 1909 and 1976.


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