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INT 658 - Assignment 03 - Copyright 1

INT 658 - Assignment 03 - Copyright 1 - Answer fully(5 pts...

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Law of Cyberspace INT 658 Copyright I: Defining and Understanding Copyrights (35 points) For this assignment, go to the United States Copyright Office of the Library of Congress Web site: http://www.copyright.gov/ . Answer the following questions. Reprint the question in bold and your answer in a normal font. 1. What is the official Library of Congress definition of a copyright? (5 pts) 2. What steps must the creator take to preserve a copyright? What step is optional, but provides evidence and allows treble (triple) damages for violations? (10 pts) 3. How long does a copyright endure that was created after January 1, 1978?
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Unformatted text preview: Answer fully. (5 pts) 4. Find the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Pub. L. No. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860. Answer the following three questions. You may also find articles or commentary on the DMCA that may help you with these questions. a. What are the five titles of the DMCA? (5 pts) b. What is the effect of the DMCA on Internet service provider (ISP) liability? What must an ISP do to receive protections under this act? (5 pts) c. Describe the implications of this Act (critical for many students) for persons distributing software designed to bypass copyright protection devices. (5 pts)...
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  • Fall '08
  • Gabel
  • United States Congress, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Internet service provider, United States copyright law, United States Copyright Office

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