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Intellectual Property – Copyright Law Corresponding Reading Assignment: Text: 260 – top of 261; 298 – 312 1. Intellectual Property a. Definition:. Any property creates by the intellectual, creative process b. Purpose of IP Law: i. IP protects certain types of knowledge, ideas, and expressions by granting exclusive rights to creators. (these rights are a type of intangible property right ii. When someone else violates these rights, the violator his actually engaging in a form of competition that has been declared illegal iii. In many sectors of the economy, tho most important type of competition is the competitive rivalry to innovate iv. Copyright law creates certain exclusive rights that are intended to encourage people to continue engaging in these socially desirable creative activities v. Thus, IP laws essentially prohibit certain kinds of conuct that are competitive in the short run, with the objective of creating greater incentives for people and companies to engage in innovative and creative activities that tend to promote competition and also benefit society in other ways in the long run vi. If copyright law protects too much or protects it for far too long, society pays more for acces to creative works in the short run without receiving properly corresponding benefits in the long run vii. And ideal system provides protection to IP that is not greater than is necessary to create and maintain the desired incentives to innovate and create over time viii. w/o people would lose incentive to create and innovate 2. Copyrights – Background info a. Rights granted: i. To make copies (“reproduction”) ii. Create “derivative works” (such as a new edition to a book, a sequel, a movie from a book, a new version of a software program) iii. Publicly distribute copies of the work (with an exception called “first sale doctrine”)
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iv. “first sale doctrine ” allows someone who has purchased or otherwise lawfully acquired a copyrighted work to resell or give away that copy v. Publicly display the work vi. Publicly perform the work vii. In the case of a sound recording, to publicly perform the work by digital audio transmission if don’t want to broadcast on t.v. then don’t have to viii. *you must have a license on the underlying musical composition to broadcast a recording on the radio b. Rights granted: i. Make copies ii. Create derivative works
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