Chap07_IntellectualProperty

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Unformatted text preview: Presentation courtesy of Professor Dwayne Buttler, Intellectual Property The Roles of Copyright, Patent, and Contract Law Presentation courtesy of Professor Dwayne Buttler, J.D. Oopsthe ubiquitous dwayne.buttler@louisvi lle.edu Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D. Professor University Libraries Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication University of Louisville http://library.louisville.edu/ Constitutional Framework The Congress shall have Power To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries . Art. 1, 8, Cl. 8. Intellectual Property and Law why all the fuss about IP? is IP really property at all? the perfect IP law? induces creation of IP recognizes cumulative nature of knowledge applies equitably and fairly to all balances rights of owners and users serves economic and social policy copyright - few Requirements original work of authorship minimum amount of creativity only expression is protected facts and ideas -- not copyrightable fixed tangible medium of expression infinite range of possibilities - audio, video, photographs, drawings, illustrations, paintings, written on paper, cast in bronze, sculpted in stone, and ???????????? copyright - A Big Surprise automatic protection no requirement for notice or registration registration formalities still yield benefits duration of protection works created after 1978 life of the author plus 70 years works created before 1978 generally 95 years BUT possibly shorter term if published without notice or not renewed United States Copyright Office http://www.copyright.gov/ exclusive Rights reproduction distribution preparation of derivative works public performance public display digital transmission of sound recordings moral rights in visual arts (106A) exclusive Rights...
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