MBA 560 Week 1 Legal Concepts Paper

MBA 560 Week 1 Legal Concepts Paper - Legal Concepts...

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Legal Concepts Worksheet Tammy Wortherley University of Phoenix June 15, 2009
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Legal Concepts Worksheet Concept Application of Concept to the Issue of Downloading Reference to Concept in Reading Copyrights, Copyright Act and Fair Use. The FBI warning on a movie DVD or VHS cassette applies, with equal force, to music. If you have been illegally reproducing or distributing copyrighted music that is a crime. Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, rental or digital transmission of copyrighted sound recordings. (Title 17, United States Code, Sections 501 and 506). By making a copy of something that is protected by a copyright for reasons other than those protected by the Copyright Act, is illegal. Even though it is not really a tangible product, it is still stealing. “Copyright laws protect mostly creative work such as writing, music, books, compact discs, tapes, etc” (Reed, 2005). Copyright Act “fair use of copyrighted materials is not an infringement of owner’s property” (Reed, 2005). Fair use is “copying for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching or research” (Reed, 2005).
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Patents. Patents in the United States are governed by the Patent Act (35 U.S. Code), which established the United
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