Copyright I & II - Tutorial

Copyright I & II - Tutorial - NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC...

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NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC MEDIA LAW: COPYRIGHT I & II TUTORIAL Using your lecture notes and the Copyright Act, answer the following questions. 1. What do you understand by “copyright”? What is it meant to protect? What sections of the Copyright Act provide for copyright protection? 2. What must be shown in order to prove originality? Is creativity important? 3. If you own the copyright in an original work, what exclusive rights/acts are you entitled to do in relation to the work? For entrepreneurial works, what sections of the Act prescribe the exclusive rights involved with each of these works? 4. What must a plaintiff prove in order to show that infringement has taken place? 5. Does it matter how much must be taken or copied in trying to prove infringement? 6. If the form of expression of a work is changed, can there still be infringement? Give examples of how forms of expression of works can be changed. 7. What is meant by authorized infringement and what must be shown in order to establish this? 8. Samantha is a writer whose work is mostly about her experiences in life. It just so happens that she breaks up with her boyfriend and loses her pet hamster in a freak accident at around the same time. She deals with her anguish by pouring
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