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Michael Beal Week 11 – Written Assignment 14 1. What is the main difference between copyright and patent? A copyright is exclusive rights to a particular expression, idea, information or original creation. The copyright symbol, ©, appears next to the work to serve as notice the work is under the protection of the Copyright Office . A patent protects an invention, process, device or method, which is deemed useful and new. Weaponry and other questionable inventions would be reviewed individually. This protection prevents others from copying these products. 2. What is one non-computer technology that made copyright infringement easier than it had been
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Unformatted text preview: before? Copy-Machines. 3. What are two computer technologies that made copyright infringement easier than it had been before? Internet(PC’s) and wireless telephone 4 . What are the four factors to be used in deciding whether a user of copyrighted material is a fair use? 1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; 2. the nature of the copyrighted work; 3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and 4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course CSI CSID12345 taught by Professor Boombam during the Spring '10 term at University of Houston-Victoria.

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