CNJ303Exam2part1

CNJ303Exam2part1 - Origin of copyright law-Guttenberg printing press central authority in Europe at the time Catholic Church(maintained all books

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Origin of copyright law-Guttenberg & printing press; central authority in Europe at the time, Catholic Church (maintained all books); was a very structured society. Indulgences were the “ticket to heaven”-the Church could now mass produce them (due to the printing press, which allowed people to test/challenge or pass on information and science) Purpose of copyright law- get people to publish books, encourage the dissemination of info/ideas o 1790-the 1 st copyright law dealt primarily with literature and lasted a short while o 20 th century- 2 major revisions to copyright law were due to: 1909-new technologies-film (celluloid negatives)—“copyright was a positive man made law”-not a natural law 1976-more technologies-television—broadcasting (including radio), recording devices, records, cassettes, copy machine VCRs, video cameras; this law made it very clear that it superceded copyright laws….state laws can’t conflict with federal law 2 “Generic” Requirements for Copyright: o A work must be original (must be created independently with a discernible amount of intellectual activity) o Must be fixed in a tangible medium (must fix in something you can defend) 2 Legal Requirements: o Copyright notice-elements include: date, owner of copyright, copyright symbol o Registration and requirement—register and send the fee (deposit);
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CNJ 303 taught by Professor Driscoll during the Spring '07 term at University of Miami.

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CNJ303Exam2part1 - Origin of copyright law-Guttenberg printing press central authority in Europe at the time Catholic Church(maintained all books

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