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Week 4- Copyright - Copyright Protect the way we express an...

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Copyright: Protect the way we express an idea is in the US Constitution section 8. Does not protect idea itself. Congress shall have the power ... to promote the progress of science and the useful arts, by securing for limited Times to authors and inventors the exclusive Right to their respective writings and discoveries. Writing: the expression of an idea in any tangible form of expression Writing that are copyrightable : 1)Literary works (books) 2)musical works and accompanying words 3) dramatic works, including music 4)pantomimes and choreographic works 5) pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works 6)motion pictures and other audiovisual works 7)sound recordings 8)architectural works Policy behind copyright law : Economic policy, Encouragement of individual effort by personal gain is the best way to advance public welfare through the talents of authors and inventors. Elements of a copyrightable work : must be in fixed in physical form Compilation: work formed by the collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected, coordinated, or
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